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

2016
March 31, 2016

Micky Horswill visits the Fans Museum

Micky Horswill visited the Fans Museum today to meet the fans and sign autographs

April 3, 2016

Fans Museum visits St Peter’s Church

We were invited along to support one special church we have on our doorstep, one which is coming to a fantastic age […]

April 9, 2016

Fans Museum At Castledene

The Fans Museum had kicked off in full swing, people came down to Castledene Shopping centre! The event was on from the […]

May 1, 2016

Fans Museum Supports Match For Margaret at Ashington

Well we are here, in the heart of Ashington where a pedigree of fantastic professional footballers have come from.  The names of […]

May 14, 2016

Fans Museum At The National Glass Centre

Proud to be supporting our bid for #CityOfCulture2021 these events will all pay a great part to bring the awareness of our […]

July 20, 2016

Bobby Kerr Visits Fans at Fans Museum

It started early with visitors today, and and a lovely return visit from the unforgettable #Legend Bobby Kerr. Looking forward to seeing […]

July 22, 2016

Former Players Visiting

Expecting a great attendance today, met some great fans of all ages yesterday, and a few who have travelled far to come […]

July 25, 2016

SAFC Museum Visited By Fans

Lovely to start seeing the kids come through the doors, can’t express how good it is to be doing so much for […]

July 27, 2016

SAFC Legends Visiting museum

Well another player we all know, Paul Atkinson. Lovely for Paul to come in and meet some fans to talk #Memories had […]

July 28, 2016

The Volunteers Behind SAFC Museum

As the founder of the SAFC Museum, Michael Ganley prides himself on making dreams come true. From long-time Black Cats fans getting […]

July 30, 2016

Fans Museum Remembers 50th Anniversary of World Cup Win

Well we had the pleasure of our soldiers doing a parade around the city, on such a memorable day when we were […]

August 8, 2016

Helen Colquhoun Visits SAFC Museum

Been a pretty manic day today, lovely to see Helen Colquhoun call in. We also met some lovely young fans, some who […]

August 20, 2016

Final week at Library SAFC Museum

Well we have had a great experience, 5mths have been and gone so quickly, Thank you to the ladies in the Library […]

September 11, 2016

Fans Museum at Giant Steps Nursery

Well its a lovely day and what a day to support our education programs, today see’s us at Giant Steps Nursery in […]

September 17, 2016

Fans Museum At Washington Carnival

Hats off to Jemma Amer for the work she and her team put in yesterday at the Washington Carnival, it was a […]

October 1, 2016

Fans Museum Supporting The Sunderland Royal Hospital’s Alexandra Care Unit

Great night last night, just want to thank everyone for there generous gifts, and thank you to a lovely caring man, The […]

October 9, 2016

Fans Museum Supporting Bradley

Well a great night tonight, Bally on top form and the band, The Wish were really good too, some cracking songs from […]

October 14, 2016

Fans Museum Win Special Community Award

We all are so proud to have won Sunderland Echo Portfolio Awards recognition in the Special Community Award. This means a great […]

December 25, 2016

Fans Museum Raising Funds For Dene House Primary School

Lovely to be supporting a project to help a school in Peterlee raise funds for a girls football kit and new furniture. […]

2017
January 22, 2017

Fans Museum At Freemans Quay Leisure Centre

What a great week it’s been, yesterday was fantastic for us, meeting many fans who can’t get into Sunderland other than on […]

January 27, 2017

Fans Museum Wins Best Of Wearside Award

#winner again what a fantastic email to receive, just shows we are keeping the #positivevibes going towards our #club Good morning Michael, […]

January 28, 2017

Ernie Jones 101st Birthday

Well it’s always an honour to be invited to a Birthday party. We’ve all been to one or two. What makes this […]

February 3, 2017

Fans Museum At WEARBack Fair

Whoop whoop we are here… Come on down, I’m sure we can put a smile on your face with a shirt or […]

February 10, 2017

Visiting Bishop Auckland

A lovely building in a lovely part of the North East, which is held highly in the Football fraternity throughout the world. […]

February 27, 2017

Fans Museum Visits Beamish

The Fans Museum visited Beamish for 9 days with a display of memorabilia which was enjoyed by many people young and old. […]

March 18, 2017

Castle Eden Golf Club Donation

WOW! I just want to say a huge huge thank you to Philip Harbord and Castle Eden golf club. Philip rang me […]

March 29, 2017

Fans Museum At Sunderland University Diversity Challenge Cup

What a great day we had to set the tone for the University of Sunderland Diversity Challenge Cup 2017 It’s been lovely […]

May 1, 2017

Match 4 Margaret

Not long now till we support this, Match 4 Margaret at Ashington FC. We supported this last year and we met some […]

May 4, 2017

Fans Museum At Creative Spaces

Opened from 10am till 3pm. Just to show how we bring the #Culture & #Art out of our items, not forgetting #Interaction. […]

May 15, 2017

Dementia Awareness With Alexandra Centre

A lovely day to work with @AlexandraCentre. Lets wake up and spread the #Awareness towards #Dementia #DAW2017