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Museum of Liverpool marks 120 years of Everton’s Goodison Park

On Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 November, the Museum of Liverpool will be hosting events dedicated to celebrating The Glory of Goodison.

In partnership with the Everton Heritage Society, the National Football Museum and Everton in the Community, the weekend will mark 120 years of Goodison Park at the new Museum, which opened on Liverpool’s waterfront last year.

Goodison Park has been home to Everton Football Club since it opened in 1892. Throughout its long history, it has suffered Second World War bomb damage, the death of Dixie Dean, and played host to more top-flight games than any other stadium in England. It was the world’s first four-sided double-decker stadium, and the first football ground in England to have dugouts, fit a scoreboard and install under soil heating.

Events at the Museum of Liverpool will include a programme of talks covering the legendary Dixie Dean and other great Everton centre-forwards, the history of the Toffee Lady, Everton’s tour of South America in 1909, the close links between Everton and Liverpool Football Clubs, the invention of goal nets, the 1933 FA Cup Final ball and the great T. G. Jones, the ‘Prince of Centre Halves’.

There will also be Museum tours, object handling sessions, footie-themed craft, children’s stories, and the Liverpool Shanty Kings singing Everton Songs. The Toffee Ladies will also be on hand to make sure there’s Everton fun for all the family and visitors of all football allegiances.

And if that’s not enough, the Museum of Liverpool has more to offer in the Wondrous Place gallery, which explores sport and creativity in the city. Visitors can learn about the history of football on Merseyside, and experience Kicking and Screaming, a 360 degree film immersive exploring Liverpool's passion for football and the unique rivalry and success of Everton and Liverpool Football Clubs.

So c’mon c’mon, get down to The Glory of Goodison Weekend at the Museum of Liverpool!

Contact Lucy Cattell - Media Officer

e lucy.cattell@liverpoolmuseums.org.uk   t 0151 478 4615  f 0151 478 4777

National Museums Liverpool,127 Dale Street, Liverpool L2 2JH

w liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Notes to editors

Museum of Liverpool

The Museum of Liverpool is the largest newly-built national museum in Britain for more than a century, demonstrating Liverpool’s unique contribution to the world. As the first national museum devoted to the history of a regional city, it showcases popular culture while tackling social, historical and contemporary issues and is a fantastic, free family day out.

Pier Head, Liverpool L3 1DG

Open daily 10am-5pm

Tel: 0151 478 4545

The Museum has received generous support from several major funders, along with grants from trusts and foundations, corporate support and individual donations. Major funders include the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA), The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and the Department of Culture Media and Sport (DCMS)

The Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) was responsible for the sustainable economic development and regeneration of England’s Northwest and had five key priorities: Business, Skills and Education, People and Jobs, Infrastructure and Quality of Life.

The European Development Fund (ERDF) is making a real difference to people and businesses in the North West. With €755 million to invest between 2007 and 2013, ERDF is enhancing the competitiveness of the region’s economy by supporting growth in enterprise and employment. ERDF in the North West is managed by the Department for Communities and Local Government – for further information visit www.communities.gov.uk/erdf.

Using money raised through the National Lottery, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) sustains and transforms a wide range of heritage for present and future generations to take part in, learn from and enjoy. From museums, parks and historic places to archaeology, natural environment and cultural traditions, we invest in every part of our diverse heritage.  HLF has supported more than 30,000 projects allocating £4.5billion across the UK.  www.hlf.org.uk 

About National Museums Liverpool

National Museums Liverpool comprises eight venues. Our collections are among the most important and varied in Europe and contain everything from Impressionist paintings and rare beetles to a lifejacket from the Titanic. We attract more than 3 million visitors every year. Our venues are the Museum of Liverpool,  World Museum, the Walker Art Gallery, Merseyside Maritime Museum, International Slavery Museum, UK Border Agency National Museum, Sudley House and the Lady Lever Art Gallery. 

About Us

National Museums Liverpool comprises eight venues. Our collections are among the most important and varied in Europe and contain everything from Impressionist paintings and rare beetles to a lifejacket from the Titanic. We attract more than three million visitors every year. Our venues are the Museum of Liverpool, World Museum, the Walker Art Gallery, Merseyside Maritime Museum, International Slavery Museum, UK Border Agency National Museum, Sudley House and the Lady Lever Art Gallery.