Rowan and I were invited to draw pictures and or write down our thoughts/memories of being a football fan. As Rowan is only three he had a good scribble. I however managed to draw a picture of something resembling Edwin Van Der Sar's top half with a caption underneath..
We were also invited to look and have a feel of some studded boots from the past and even Shinji Kagawa's specially made size 7 3/4 featherweight titanium moulds. There were various shirts including arguably the greatest ever goalkeeper that ever graced football, Peter Schmeichel's XXXL shirt. There were some signed pictures from past legends and old match programmes including a blank team list on the middle spread immediately after the Munich air disaster..
Rowan and I had a thoroughly great time and had a further look at some of the artwork on display in the Theatre. The people were fantastic and very helpful. Apparently our drawings will be put on display in the gallery for all visitors to see. I am looking forward to going back to have a look at what other people have drawn about their own memories, from half time bovril to hot vimto, and from deep heat to leg sting from hailstone.
Great experience :)