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"Changing one's football allegiance is as impossible as changing one's religious affiliation."
Colin Shindler, Manchester United Ruined My Life
What does football have to do with Jewish identity? Why did the Swastika once fly over White Hart Lane? Which club’s all-time leading goalscorer was an observant British Jew?
Four Four Jew is a major new exhibition exploring the story of football and British Jews. An exhibition for all the family, it will bring together memorabilia, rare objects, old and new film footage, and fun interactives to tell the story of the clubs, the players, the Chairmen, the fans, and the ‘religion’ that is the beautiful game.
Exhibition advisors include: David Baddiel, Anthony Clavane, David Pleat, Lord Triesman, David Dein, Kick it Out, National Football Museum
Come visit the exhibition at one of the Museum's late night openings every Thursday for a reduced price of only £3.50 from 5pm until 9pm.
Click here for more information on opening times and how to book.
The festive period is full of football fixtures with many people using the opportunity to see their team play 2 or 3 times.
We will give 2 for 1 entry to the museum between Monday 23 December and Sunday 5 January to anyone showing a match ticket or programme for any game they have attended during that period.
Simply present a match ticket or programme when purchasing entrance to the museum to receive one free ticket with every full adult priced ticket purchased.
The Museum is closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
Trails accompanying Four Four Jew are available at the Museum for all ages, from under 5s right up to teens and adults.
Click below to download a sheet of thought-provoking questions to expand on the exhibition's themes for those aged 12+.
For press inquiries please contact Janice Lopatkin on 020 7284 7384.
The Museum is very grateful to the donors who have supported this exhibition, including:
Jonathan Barnett and David Manasseh
The Bloom Family
Sir Maurice and Lady Hatter
The Kirsh Foundation
Leslie Silver OBE
The Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Charitable Foundation
And the Four Four Jew Fan Club, including:
The Blue Thread
The Rayne Trust
and those who wish to remain anonymous.
Media Partner: The Jewish Chronicle
For more information on how you can support this exhibition and the rest of our work, please contact Holly Howells, Development Coordinator, on 020 7284 7364 or email@example.com
We hope you love the unique football stories we tell, deliberate over your fantasy team and have a new appreciation of why for some going to the match on a Saturday afternoon is just as important as going to synagogue in the morning.
We hope this exhibition brings back memories from your childhood, helps you win an argument with your best friend over whose team is better and explain to your children or grand-children why the Sunday league
continues to be such a big part of Jewish life.
To help the Jewish Museum unearth these and other fascinating stories from our collection and beyond, to help us display them for your enjoyment and everyone’s benefit, and to enable us to keep sharing and celebrating Jewish life and culture in the heart of London, please
consider joining the Four Four Jew Fan Club.
You can support the Jewish Museum’s exhibition programme by joining our Four Four Jew Fan Club. Membership of £250 will entitle you to:
For more information on Membership of the Fan Club or other Fundraising, please contact Holly Howells on 020 7284 7364 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't miss the chance to hear curator Jo Rosenthal sharing stories of central exhibits and how the exhibition came to be, including working with the football greats who were key to its success. Join her for at 11am on 25 November, 16 December, 20 January or 10 February. Click here for more information.
Thursday 16 January - Thursday 20 February
A unique opportunity to see some fantastic football-themed films from Argentina, Uruguay, Italy, Israel, Sweden and Kenya.
All movies start at 7pm and there will be a selection of beers, wine and a range of sweet and savoury meals and snacks available to buy each night.
Click here for a full list of films and dates.