Women’s World Cup takeover at the National Football Museum

Ahead of the upcoming Women’s World Cup, the National Football Museum is all set with a multitude of activities to support and celebrate the Lionesses and engage the wider community in the female game.

Check out the full Women’s World Cup fixture list below…

just a ball game flag signing

Just a Ball Game? flag signing

On Friday 7 and Saturday 15 July, visitors will be invited to sign a special Lionesses flag with Just a Ball Game?, who aim to raise awareness of LGBT+ inclusion and visibility across football. The giant flag will then travel out to the World Cup to be displayed in stadia during the competition.

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Counter Pressed: LIVE!

On Sunday 9 July at 3pm, we’re warming up for the Women’s World Cup with a special live edition of Spotify podcast Counter Pressed. The pod features Flo-Lloyd-Hughes, Becky Taylor-Gill, Jessy Parker Humphreys and a special guest (TBA).

The quartet will be previewing the upcoming tournament in Australia and New Zealand, giving visitors the rundown on the favourites, the dark horses and key talking points from the women’s game ahead of a fantastic summer Down Under. The talk is free with museum admission: book your place here.

Our Time is Now landscape

Our Time is Now

Our latest photographic exhibition, Our Time is Now, showcases the seismic impact of the Lionesses’ Women’s Euro success. Photographer Alison Palmer’s work is an honest and raw documentation of grassroots football in England during the spring of 2023, exploring the positive effect of the tournament and themes of empowerment at the heart of our communities.

See it from Saturday 22 July in the Pitch Gallery.

WWC Heroes Day landscape

Women’s World Cup Heroes Days

On Saturday 29 July and Saturday 19 August, we will be staging special Women’s World Cup Heroes festivals dedicated to the competition. These days will feature live music, competitions, crafts, facepainting and author talks, giving visitors of all ages the opportunity to show their support for the Lionesses.

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Make Your Own Medal, Tours & Trails

From Monday 24 July,, visitors can design their very own Women’s World Cup medal and embark on a History of Women’s Football museum tour, available exclusively on weekends. There will also a new family-friendly World Cup-themed trail coming out just in time for the tournament.

New objects on display

The museum has also updated its lineup ahead of the summer tournament. A Lucy Bronze wingback chair, upholstered using the shirts of her old clubs, was created for a Women’s World Cup campaign by Foudys, and is on display for the summer.

Alongside this by the Play Gallery, the WEURO LEGO trophy makes its return, alongside a pair of Nike boots gifted to full-back Demi Stokes in the aftermath of the Lionesses’ triumph.