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

2022
SAFC v Coventry at the Fans Museum
SAFC v Coventry at the Fans Museum

Brilliant fans came from all over the world today with Legend Bobby Kerr starting the new season off right; making lasting memories. Not only that but we had fans from Canada who will certainly be returning to the museum again. As always, our trophies and match-worn shirts brought many smiles,…
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Bedale Martyn Coombs Donates Heck Strip to Fans Museum
Bedale Martyn Coombs Donates Heck Strip to Fans Museum

Raising awareness for prostate cancer is very close to our hearts and what could be a better way than Bedale AFC chairman H Martyn Coombs donating the New Heck sponsored football strip to the fans museum as featured in the Sunderland Echo.  Not only are the Heck strips already on…
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Brian and Christine’s Family Reunion held at Fans Museum
Brian and Christine’s Family Reunion held at Fans Museum

Another brilliant gathering held at the museum, this time for Brian Lamb and Christine. Friends from around the world met with Bobby Kerr while lifting the FA cup which certainly made memories with Brian meeting the little general along with brothers Michael and Martyn Coombs, not to forget Ian, Mandy,…
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SAFC v QPR at Fans Museum
SAFC v QPR at Fans Museum

A wonderful day was had by so many at the museum with legend Bobby Kerr making memories with families and fans alike while the FA and world cup made smiles all around. If that wasn't enough, the weather made it perfect to use our blue benches which was enjoyed especially…
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SAFC v Norwich at the Fansmuseum
SAFC v Norwich at the Fansmuseum

Some excellent fans from around the world came to the museum and every one of them was blown away by what we do; Player shirts worn with smiles, our trophies creating lasting #memories and our outdoor seating working brilliantly with the weather. [playlist type="video" ids="13644"] Don't take our word for…
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SAFC v Rotherham at the Fans Museum
SAFC v Rotherham at the Fans Museum

Our trophies and match-worn shirts made lasting memories as always with fans Sunderland and Rotherham alike.Not only that but we had fans from Scotland and Australia which just shows we can attract an international audience. As always,creating lasting experiences which can't be found anywhere else.   But don't take our word…
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Fans Museum make memories at Hope Street xchange
Fans Museum make memories at Hope Street xchange

A brilliant day at Hope Street Xchange for the University of Sunderland maker's market with our match worn shirts making plentiful memories. How great is it that we can share the likes of Maradonna, Beckham, Henderson and Pelè with fans. Not to mention the FA and world cup making the…
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SAFC v Preston North End at the Fans Museum
SAFC v Preston North End at the Fans Museum

1973 legend Bobby Kerr made his rounds again today, sharing match day moments with Sunderland and Preston fans while creating a few memories too. Our FA and world cups helped create so many smiles around the museum with our match-worn shirts, such as Piper, Elmohamady and Rae providing an unforgettable…
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SAFC v Blackpool at the Fans Museum
SAFC v Blackpool at the Fans Museum

As always our FA and world cup trophies made lasting memories with Sunderland and Blackpool fans alike. Not only that but Bobby Kerr started spreading smiles with our Danish friends too. We would also like to welcome our new team member; Fiona who has already proven popular.  Furthermore, Doug from…
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Former Players visit the Fans Museum
Former Players visit the Fans Museum

How lovely is it to see not just our former players enjoy the Fans Museum experience but the parents of our current players too. A warm thank you to John, farther of Jack Clarke, for coming in and having a great chat with Martin Scott, a former player, about how…
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SAFC v Wigan at the Fans Museum
SAFC v Wigan at the Fans Museum

A brilliant crowd to be sure, we had Wigan and Sunderland fans lifting the FA and World cup while legend Bobby Kerr made lasting memories - like with young Christensen from Bishop Auckland as seen above - even reminiscing with the Scottish Sunderland Supporters Branch who came down for the…
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Fans Museum Nominated for several VCAS Awards
Fans Museum Nominated for several VCAS Awards

What an amazing site to see we have been nominated for six awards, 4 for the museum and another 2 for the founder.  So, a warm Thank you to Voluntary & Community Action Sunderland (VCAS) for allowing us to be part of this great organisation and for enabling projects like…
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2023
Memories with Bobby
Memories with Bobby

We just #LOVE creating #memories, what an amazing day, thank you everyone who joined us and helps grow the only #fansmuseum of its kind in the #World