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So, we come to the end of another amazing year at The Hockey Museum.We’ve been in our new home at 13 High Street in Woking town centre for just over a year and from those early days when the whole collection arrived back from storage in 700+ boxes, we progressed to a position where we had audited and professionally stored all the different objects, books and archives, we designed and installed our first in-house exhibition and we opened our doors to the public. All this was guided by the expertise in our curatorial staff but was only realised because of the dedication and hard work of our fantastic volunteers. The awarding of Arts Council Full Museum Accreditation status in May was a real recognition of the professional standards we had now achieved.

July saw us open our largest exhibition yet as part of this summer’s Women’s World Cup in Fan Central at Olympic Park, London, and we broke more records when we welcomed over 10,000 visitors to our marquee across the two weeks.

And most recently, as the year was drawing to a close, we heard the news that we had been awarded the FIH President’s Award during the FIH 2018 Congress in Delhi.

With so much going on it is perhaps not surprising - though certainly regrettable - that we have been unable to find the time to create a comprehensive newsletter this side of Christmas. Please be assured that we will be creating one soon into the new year with additional detail about the aforementioned events and much more besides.

Such a great year and as a relatively small museum, THM relies on the support of its volunteers to keep the whole operation running. We are very lucky to have a tremendous team who have given so much of their time and expertise. THM Trustees would like to thank these individuals for their enthusiasm, humour and support over this past year. If you would like to get involved with our exciting project, please get in touch.

Best wishes for the coming year and we hope to be able to welcome many of you to the Museum sometime soon.

Katie Dodd, Chair of Trustees.

You Are Gold, Always Believe In Your Seoul

05 February 2019
You Are Gold, Always Believe In Your Seoul

October 2018 saw the thirtieth anniversary of Great Britain (GB) men’s gold medal success in the Seoul Olympics, beating West Germany 3-1 in the final. Who can forget commentator Barry Davies’s immortal line: “Where were the Germans? But frankly, who cares?” To mark the occasion, a match was held at...

THM At The Women's Hockey World Cup 2018

01 February 2019
THM At The Women's Hockey World Cup 2018

    In July 2018 THM put on its most successful exhibition to date in the Fan Zone at the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup in London. The exhibition was in a large marquee and comprised six sections, each characterised by a key word reflecting the work of THM and...

Season's Greetings!

19 December 2018
Season's Greetings!

So, we come to the end of another amazing year at The Hockey Museum.We’ve been in our new home at 13 High Street in Woking town centre for just over a year and from those early days when the whole collection arrived back from storage in 700+ boxes, we progressed...

A New Piece Of Hockey Art

02 October 2018
A New Piece Of Hockey Art

The Mayor and Mayoress of Worthing, clutching the Penguin HCmascots at the inauguration of the glass panel on Worthing Pier. The emergence of a piece of art relating to hockey is a pretty rare occurrence. We have a good and growing collection of art at The Hockey Museum, but the...

National Sporting Heritage Day 2018 At The Hockey Museum

07 September 2018
National Sporting Heritage Day 2018 At The Hockey Museum

  Come visit The Hockey Museum in Woking, Surrey on Sunday 30th of September 2018 between 10:00 and 16:00 to celebrate National Sporting Heritage Day. The Hockey Museum will be showing Olympic gold medals won by Great Britain teams. Former England and Great Britain players will be attending throughout the...

"The Hockey Museum First XI" Exhibition

18 July 2018
"The Hockey Museum First XI" Exhibition

A sneak peek of one particularly colourful corner of the exhibition. Following our recent move to new and larger premises in central Woking, THM has put on its first, in-house exhibition: The Hockey Museum First XI. Today, hockey teams can field up of sixteen players (and eighteen in World Events): one...

The Magic Of Wembley: The Hockey Museum Launches Its First Book

16 July 2018
The Magic Of Wembley: The Hockey Museum Launches Its First Book

The magic of Wembley is the first publication from The Hockey Museum. It tells the story of how a Saturday in March saw thousands of schoolgirls and hockey supporters enjoy an annual day out to the famous stadium, to see England playing regular visitors such as Scotland, Ireland and Wales...

Apply Now For Hockey PhD

12 July 2018
Apply Now For Hockey PhD

The Hockey Museum (THM) and The University of Wolverhampton are delighted to announce that the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) have approved funding for a collaborative PhD post to be jointly supervised by The University of Wolverhampton and THM. This award is part of the Sporting Heritage consortia initiative led...

THM Is Officially ACE

25 May 2018
THM Is Officially ACE

    The Hockey Museum (THM) is celebrating after the announcement that Arts Council England has awarded it Full Museum Accreditation. Accreditation is granted by the Arts Council England (ACE) to museums that meet the stringent requirements imposed by their Accreditation Standard. It enables museums to assess their current performance,...

Indian Summer For Bluebell Railway

05 February 2018
Indian Summer For Bluebell Railway

It has recently been brought to our attention that the latest edition (January 2018) of Bluebell News, the publication documenting the happenings on the Bluebell Railway, featured an interesting hockey story. On 27 August 2017, the Railway's Sheffield Park station was taken over for filming by the cast and crew of "Bollywood...

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