Arsenal Football Club Museum
The Arsenal Football Club Museum in Holloway, London, run by Arsenal Football Club and dedicated to the history of the club.
If you're an Arsenal fan you probably already know the club's Emirates Stadium and perhaps looked around the in-house museum, but for newcomers it's as good a place as any to be initiated into the wonderful world of Arsenal.
The museum recounts the club's eventful history from its impoverished beginnings at the Royal Ordnance workshops in Woolwich to First Division glory days under Herbert Chapman's visionary management, to more recent triumphs like the Club's 'Double' win in 2001/2 and their 'invincible' 2003/04 season.
Divided, like the game itself, into two halves, the displays celebrate legendary players such as Bob Wilson, Pat Rice, and 'old baggy shorts' Alex James as well the ethos and traditions of the club. There's a whole section devoted to the club's move from Highbury and copious footage of goal scoring as well as a series of fun interactive quizzes to test visitors on Arsenal trivia.
Club memorabilia aplenty should keep Arsenal addicts of all ages happy — there are photographs, autographed match strips and trophies galore but (for the complete novice at any rate) the museum's lively displays offer an invaluable insight into football in general. Stadium tours also incorporate a visit to the museum.