The community has always been at the heart of the Fans Museum, whether that is viewing the collection or events at the museum or our many community outreach events. Our outreach covers care schemes, schools, hospitals, shopping centres and much more.  See our timeline below for the history of our community and outreach work

Fans Museum

2014
August 25, 2014

How it Started

In 2014, Sunderland AFC reached the League Cup Final at Wembley. It was at this point that Michael Ganley started displaying the […]

September 20, 2014

Customs House Display

Some of the collection was on display at the The Customs House in South Shields for the play ‘I left my heart […]

October 1, 2014

Fans Museum Visits The Bridges Shopping Centre

The Fans Museum visited The Bridges Shopping Centre in Sunderland where many items of memorabilia were displayed including Kevin Phillips’ European Golden […]

October 7, 2014

Fans Museum At The Bridges

The Fans Museum took to the bridges for a 10 day event allowing the public to take photos and hold football shirts, […]

2015
February 13, 2015

Fans Museum Remembers Nick Sharkey

As all SAFC fans know his week we sadly lost one of our own. Former Sunderland and Scottish International Nick Sharkey sadly […]

May 29, 2015

Fans Museum Talk In At The Mallard

Fans Museum hosted a charity event at The Mallard in Seaham for the upcoming charity night “All the Way Round for Matthew”. […]

June 5, 2015

Fans Museum Goes Golfing with Kevin Phillips

Thank you to Phil Harbord from Harbro Electricals. His hospitality was second to none as Club Captain. Todays game at Castle Eden […]

June 24, 2015

Fans Museum Visits St Mary’s School

The Fans Museum visited St Mary’s School in Sunderland during National PE week. What an amazing way for our kids to have […]

June 25, 2015

Fans Museum at the Board Inn

At the #BoardInn on the 25th June, #BillyWhitehurst with #MickyHorswill compare. Also a #Comedian and food. £15 a ticket, the stories are […]

June 28, 2015

50th Anniversary of the SAFC Supporters Club

June 28th 2015 the #safcmuseum 50th anniversary of the SAFC supporters club.

July 19, 2015

Fans Museum At The North East Goalie Wars

Kasper Schmicheal endorsing North East Goalie Wars. Big day with surprise guests including ex pro goalkeepers coming along. Some #GreatDanes at #NEGoalieWars […]

September 12, 2015

Fans Museum at The Sunderland Fan Zone

Exciting times as the Fans Museum will be displaying our collection prior to the Sunderland  game at the  Stadium of Light against […]

September 17, 2015

Fans Museum Returns to the FanZone

This is a very unique piece of our clubs history. It’s over 2ft and 14″ wide, hand made locally. Hope everyone enjoys […]

September 22, 2015

Fans Museum At The FanZone

Something #Positive from last nights game v #ManCity seeing the faces of our #Future, #Support #History & #SAFCmuseum see you all again […]

October 4, 2015

Fans Museum At The Fan Zone

Day 2 of the Fans Museum at the Fan Zone. #History this is what it’s about #Memories from todays 2-2 draw with […]

October 9, 2015

Fans Museum At The Lord Nelson Talk In

What a great night. The staff at the Lord Nelson in Jarrow were all fantastic. A great first talk in with another […]

October 26, 2015

Fans Museum At The 6 In A Row Fan Zone

#History 6 in a row a great attendance in the #FanZone today. We had 595 through the doors within 2 hours.

November 3, 2015

Fans Museum At The Fort

A great night was had by all on Saturday, I guarantee there was a few foggy heads yesterday. Here are some images […]

November 7, 2015

Fans Museum Remembrance Day At The Fan Zone

Today we pay respect to all the family members and friends we lost all those years ago. I’m proud to display on […]

November 27, 2015

Fans Museum at the John Farnworth Show at East Durham College

Here are a few images of the John Farnworth show we did on Saturday at East Durham College. It was a fantastic […]

November 30, 2015

Fans Museum At The Fan Zone

Here are a few images from Saturday’s Fan Zone. Although it wasn’t a nice day, we got the 3 points and I […]

December 7, 2015

Fans Museum at the Bridges with Micky Horswill

The Fans Museum were back at the Bridges Shopping Centre displaying memorabilia but also with special guest and former Sunderland player Micky […]

December 12, 2015

Fans Museum at the Stadium Of Light

  Few images from 12th December. Sunderland vs Watford, the weather didn’t dampen these fans #safcmuseum #FansMuseum and what a pleasure to […]

December 29, 2015

Fans Museum Wishing A Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone, here are a few images from the bridges and Micky Horswill. 2015 was a great introduction. I’m proud to […]

2016
January 2, 2016

Fan Zone 2nd January

Well what a start to 2016, Sunderland with a great win. Although it was a dull, miserable day, we still had over […]

January 15, 2016

Fans Museum Celebrates Hebburn Branch 50th Anniversary

Proud to be supporting #HebburnBranch on their fantastic achievement of being one of only a few supporter branches to have been in […]

January 27, 2016

SAFC Museum Visits 100 Year Old Supporter With Sunderland Legends

What can I say, it was an honour and I’m privileged to have met and been able to create memories for and […]

February 2, 2016

Fans Museum Visits residents of High Grindon House

ell all set for my Tuesday Morning Memories session with the residents of High Grindon House. Morning Memories is what we call […]

March 14, 2016

SAFC Museum Development

Looking forward to seeing all the #fans in the new venue we have secured, spread the word please, and it’s going to […]

March 19, 2016

Fans Museum Opens at Sunderland Library

Great to see we have had so many through the doors without advertising the launch of the Fans museum. The only museum […]