As a huge Chelsea FC fan the Hubby has spent most of his life following his beloved team, he even has their old crest tattooed on his arm. I have banned all Chelsea Memorabilia from the main rooms in the house but his study (of which I have a tiny corner) is wall to wall Chelsea. His baby name list was full of names like Frank, John and Dennis, all of which were vetoed and I compromised by naming the rabbit Zola although his condition for trying for a girl is that she is to be named Chelsea. He has always been keen to get his boys into Chelsea and both have mini kits. The look on the hubby’s face when Spud first said the word “Chelsea” was priceless, I don’t think I’ve seen him so proud.
It could be safe to say that he lives, breathes, sleeps (we have the duvet cover) Chelsea.
You can imagine how thrilled he was to hear the news that Chelsea have opened a brand new interactive museum at Stamford Bridge. At 670 square metres it is the largest Football museum in London and uses state of the art technology to provide all visitors, Chelsea fan or not, a truly magnificent experience. Before the exhibit opened over 2000 fans got to vote on two of the main attractions and what they would like to see in them. The “Hall of Fame” includes images, videos and memorabilia of the clubs legendary past players with Gianfranco Zola coming out top of the vote and the “Greatest Games” highlight videos showcasing footage of all the top moments in Chelsea’s past. As well as these two top zones the museum also hosts 14 other areas using audio visual and interactive tours, including a penalty shoot out that starts with some coaching. Using green screen technology you can even have your photograph taken with some of Chelsea’s biggest players! Check out the video for a sneak peak on a jam packed family day out.Sarah Bagg, Stadium Tours & Museums Manager at Chelsea said: “The Chelsea museum offers something for everyone. Packed full of interactive exhibits the whole family will enjoy, it’s the perfect day out for any sports enthusiast or avid Chelsea supporter. Our fans are part of the success of the club so it was important for us to involve them in the selection of some of the attractions. With their input, we’re sure that visitors of all ages to Stamford Bridge will enjoy getting hands-on with the exhibits and learning about the beautiful game.”
For more information and tickets (prices start at £8) please visit www.chelseafc.com/museum