Half a century has passed since Bobby Moore lifted the Jules Rimet World Cup Trophy for England and, to mark the occasion, English football’s greatest moment has been commemorated at a special exhibition at Wembley Stadium.
It will contain original artefacts from the 1966 World Cup Final, including the Jules Rimet Trophy which Moore lifted, and the ball used for the final.
“We are thrilled that the 1966 World Cup Exhibition is returning to Wembley in the month leading up to the day when Bobby Moore lifted the trophy back in 1966,” said Martin Glenn, CEO of The FA.
“The exhibition is designed to celebrate this landmark anniversary and look at the impact winning the World Cup had not only on English football but also on English culture and wider society.”
Other relics – never-before-seen – will be on show at the largest collection of England World Cup memorabilia, including spare and unused World Cup medals. Other more quirky items include an unused urine sample bottle and various World Cup Willie toys.
There are a variety of other items, such as a celebration of 1966 as a bookmark for English culture, themed around the music, decor and design from that era. A virtual reality experience will then transport visitors back in time to the most important game in English football history.
The curators also worked with the Black Cultural Archive to show how the win was lived by England’s Afro-Caribbean community, many of whom were relatively new arrivers to the country.
If you want to check it out, the exhibition will run from 12 July to January 2017.