Leeds United to Open Museum at Elland Road Thursday 20th October 2011

Leeds United Football Club is to open its own museum in the newly-redeveloped East Stand of its home ground in spring 2012.

Hundreds of items of the Yorkshire club’s memorabilia will be on display, including old trophies, historical documents, shirts and scarves, and gifts presented to the club before European games. The permanent displays will be animated with film, sound and colourful graphics. A changing temporary exhibition programme will include displays covering various periods of United’s history, and an exhibition on the club’s most prolific goal-scorers.

Leeds United became one of the top teams in England under the management of Don Revie in the 1960s and ’70s. Revie’s team included England and Scotland internationals Billy Bremner, Johnny Giles, Jack Charlton, Peter Lorimer, Norman Hunter and Allan Clarke. His team were top of the English First Division in 1969 and 1974 and also won the FA Cup, the League Cup and two European trophies. Leeds won the league again under Howard Wilkinson in 1992.

Visitors to the museum will be able to vote for their greatest Leeds team ever, and choose Leeds’ greatest games and goals. The new museum opens in spring 2012, admission prices to be confirmed.

For more information please contact Helen Castle, Museum Curator on 0113 367 6320 or send an e-mail to Helen here.

Visit the website for Leeds United here.