See the history of the Fans Museum from where it all started and the journey we have been on to get to where we are today
In 2014, Sunderland AFC reached the League Cup Final at Wembley. It was at this point that Michael Ganley started displaying the extensive range of memorabilia which he has collected over the course of thirty years. It consisted of shirts, tickets, balls, medals, cups and much more. It has continued…
Some of the collection was on display at the The Customs House in South Shields for the play 'I left my heart in Roker park'
The Fans Museum visited The Bridges Shopping Centre in Sunderland where many items of memorabilia were displayed including Kevin Phillips' European Golden Shoe, the only English player ever to win the award.
The Fans Museum took to the bridges for a 10 day event allowing the public to take photos and hold football shirts, boots, gloves and the golden boot! [gallery size="1536x1536" ids="6368,6367,6366,6365,6364,6363,6362,6361,6360,6359,6358,6357,6356,6355,6354,6353,6352,6351,6350,6349,6348,6347,6346,6345,6344,6343,6342,6341,6340,6339,6338,6337,6336,6335,6334,6333,6332,6331,6330,6329,6328,6327,6326,6325,6324,6323,6322,6321,6320,6319,6318,6317,6316,6315,6314,6313,6312,6311,6310,6309,6308,6307,6306,6305,6304,6303,6302,6301,6300,6299,6298,6297,6296,6295,6294,6293,6292,6291,6290,6289,6288,6287,6286,6285,6284,6283,6282,6281,6280,6279,6278,6277,6276,6275,6274,6273,6272,6271,6270,6269,6268,6267,6266,6265,6264,6263,6262,6261,6260,6259,6258,6257,6256,6255,6254,6253,6252"]
As all SAFC fans know his week we sadly lost one of our own. Former Sunderland and Scottish International Nick Sharkey sadly lost his battle with cancer aged 71. Michael Ganley set up a Go Fund Me to raise money for Cancer and Alzheimers. To support this First Class Memorabilia…
Fans Museum hosted a charity event at The Mallard in Seaham for the upcoming charity night "All the Way Round for Matthew". An auction was held. All proceeds went directly to Matthews charity. [gallery size="1536x1536" ids="7064,7065,7066,7067,7068,7069,7070,7071,7072,7073,7074,7075,7076,7077,7078,7079,7080,7081,7082,7083,7084,7085,7086,7087,7088,7089,7090,7091,7092,7093,7094,7095,7096,7097,7098,7099,7100,7101,7102,7103,7104,7105,7106,7107,7108,7109,7110,7111,7112,7113,7114,7115,7116,7117,7118,7119,7120,7121,7122,7123"]
Thank you to Phil Harbord from Harbro Electricals. His hospitality was second to none as Club Captain. Todays game at Castle Eden Golf course was fantastic, and it was good to see Mr Ward & Kevin, great guys.
The Fans Museum visited St Mary's School in Sunderland during National PE week. What an amazing way for our kids to have seen & hear History,and to have seen the changes in the game over the years #Support #History #safcmuseum
At the #BoardInn on the 25th June, #BillyWhitehurst with #MickyHorswill compare. Also a #Comedian and food. £15 a ticket, the stories are unreal. He will answer any question put to him. #SAFC [gallery ids="6959,6960,6961,6962,6963,6964,6965,6966,6967,6968,6969,6970,6971,6972,6973,6974,6975,6976,6977,6978,6979,6980,6981,6982,6983,6984,6985,6986,6987"]
June 28th 2015 the #safcmuseum 50th anniversary of the SAFC supporters club. [gallery size="1536x1536" ids="6918,6919,6920,6921,6922,6923,6924,6925,6926,6927,6928,6929,6930,6931,6932,6933,6934,6935,6936,6937,6938,6939,6940,6941,6942,6943,6944,6945,6946,6947,6948,6949,6950,6951,6952,6953,6954,6955,6956"]
Kasper Schmicheal endorsing North East Goalie Wars. Big day with surprise guests including ex pro goalkeepers coming along. Some #GreatDanes at #NEGoalieWars today. #safcmuseum
Exciting times as the Fans Museum will be displaying our collection prior to the Sunderland game at the Stadium of Light against Spurs where you can view and even try on famous match worn shirts. It will be great to see you there
This is a very unique piece of our clubs history. It's over 2ft and 14" wide, hand made locally. Hope everyone enjoys it and see you all in the FanZone for the Manchester City cup game, there will be some items relating to that special Final in 2014. [gallery size="1536x1536"…
Something #Positive from last nights game v #ManCity seeing the faces of our #Future, #Support #History & #SAFCmuseum see you all again at our next home game #WestHam #SunderlandAFC [gallery size="1536x1536" ids="6999,7000,7001,7002,7003,7004,7005,7006,7007,7008,7009,7010,7011,7012,7013,7014,7015,7016,7017,7018,7019,7020,7021,7022,7023,7024,7025,7026,7027,7028,7029,7030,7031,7032,7033,7034,7035,7036,7037,7038,7039,7040,7041,7042,7043,7044,7045,7046,7047,7048,7049,7050,7051,7052,7053,7054,7055,7056"]
Day 2 of the Fans Museum at the Fan Zone. #History this is what it's about #Memories from todays 2-2 draw with #WESTHAM #FanZone if your wondering why the World Cup was included, it was to pay respect to the #WestHam players from 66 who helped #England to lift it.…
What a great night. The staff at the Lord Nelson in Jarrow were all fantastic. A great first talk in with another satisfied venue. Looking forward to sort another very soon. Thank you to Lesley & John Oley. The food was lovely and everyone seemed to enjoy it. #Sunderland fans…
#History 6 in a row a great attendance in the #FanZone today. We had 595 through the doors within 2 hours. [gallery size="1536x1536" ids="6711,6712,6713,6714,6715,6716,6717,6718,6719,6720,6721,6722,6723,6724,6725,6726,6727,6728,6729,6730,6731,6732,6733,6734,6735,6736,6737,6738,6739,6740,6741,6742,6743,6744,6745,6746,6747,6748,6749,6750,6751,6752,6753,6754,6755,6756,6757,6758,6759,6760,6761,6762,6763,6764,6765,6766,6767,6768,6769,6770,6771,6772,6773,6774,6775,6776,6777,6778,6779,6780,6781,6782,6783,6784,6785,6786,6787,6788,6789,6790,6791,6792,6793,6794,6795,6796,6797,6798,6799,6800,6801,6802,6803,6804,6805,6806,6807,6808,6809,6810,6811,6812,6813,6814,6815,6816,6817,6818"]
Today we pay respect to all the family members and friends we lost all those years ago. I'm proud to display on such a memorable occasion. Please take a moment to come in and see us in the #FanZone #stadiumoflight #sunderlandafc #poppy #Poppyday to pay #respect #rememberanceday [gallery size="1536x1536"…
Here are a few images of the John Farnworth show we did on Saturday at East Durham College. It was a fantastic day and great to see the Mayor & Mayoress of Seaham attend.
Here are a few images from Saturday's Fan Zone. Although it wasn't a nice day, we got the 3 points and I recall worse weather in the summer at Roker park! [gallery size="1536x1536" ids="6426,6427,6428,6429,6430,6431,6432,6433"]
The Fans Museum were back at the Bridges Shopping Centre displaying memorabilia but also with special guest and former Sunderland player Micky Horswill
Few images from 12th December. Sunderland vs Watford, the weather didn't dampen these fans #safcmuseum #FansMuseum and what a pleasure to meet Bobby Bland, who had came back home from New Zealand to visit me and the #safcmuseum. To make it more special, he grew up with my dad.…
Merry Christmas everyone, here are a few images from the bridges and Micky Horswill. 2015 was a great introduction. I'm proud to say I'm the only display in the world that does it all for free. Now time to step it up considerably and take it to schools, care homes,…
Proud to be supporting #HebburnBranch on their fantastic achievement of being one of only a few supporter branches to have been in existence for 50 years. #FansMuseum #SAFCMuseum Please share these images to everyone who you feel is a #fan or if you recognise anyone in these images #share [gallery…
What can I say, it was an honour and I'm privileged to have met and been able to create memories for and with a lovely gentleman by the name of Ernie Jones today. Not only can he boast to be 100 years young, well his actual birthday is tomorrow, his…
ell all set for my Tuesday Morning Memories session with the residents of High Grindon House. Morning Memories is what we call it and it gets the residents out of there rooms to engage with social activities, reading and bringing out stories of there lives. If any of the images…
Looking forward to seeing all the #fans in the new venue we have secured, spread the word please, and it's going to be a unique part of our #culture. #FansMuseum the only museum in the #world of its kind. If #Carlsberg did museums #safcmuseum for the #fans Come and join…
Great to see we have had so many through the doors without advertising the launch of the Fans museum. The only museum in the world that is so interactive, its unique. We even had some coverage from the local news: https://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/sunderland-memorabilia-collection-gets-new-home-370721