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World Cup: Heroes and heartbreaks

England’s World Cup campaigns have been marked by the high of Bobby Moore lifting the Jules Rimet trophy when England won in 1966 but also the lows of losing in penalty shoot-outs. To coincide with our year-long Bobby Moore: First Gentleman of English Footballdisplay and the World Cup this year in Russia, here is our selection of footballers in the collection with their World Cup stories.

On the subs bench are the likes of Jack Charlton, Kevin Keegan, Rio Ferdinand, Steven Gerrard and Wayne Rooney, and do browse the larger squad of footballers and managers represented in the Gallery’s collection.

Do, draw and make!

Do, draw and make!

From building dens to food faces – enjoy our Playful Portraits activities and find out about some brilliant people!

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Healthcare Heroes

Activities for children and families inspired by three healthcare heroes from our Collection.

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