Football in South Tyneside

Exploring the rich heritage of football in the Borough

1928-29 card with drawing of SSFC goalie Peter Shevlin


Saturday 15 June - Saturday 12 October

Visitor information

During museum opening hours 

First floor temporary exhibition space 

Free, donations welcome

[Image: cigarette card 'Footballers 1928-29', second series, no. 70, showing Peter Shevlin, goalkeeper for South Shields Football Club]


This exhibition will explore stories of players and fans from the early days and up to the present day, from the famous, to the local and unsung heroes of the game in South Tyneside. 

South Shields Football Club (SSFC) will feature prominently in the exhibition - 2019 is the club's  centenary year of Football League membership – charting the Mariners’ evolution since its origins in 1888 through to the legendary FA Vase victory in 2017, and the club’s ongoing development and ambitions today.

As well as SSFC, the many amateur teams of the Borough’s yesteryear will also be celebrated, from works’ teams including Reyrolle and Westoe Colliery, through to church and school teams.