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Kick off your trip through sporting history with a visit to the Museum of London

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    Ice Skates Made of Bone

    In 1173 William FitzStephen described how Londoners went skating on polished bone skates like this when marsh north of the city, known as the Moor or Moorfields, froze in winter.

    On display in the Medieval London gallery.

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    World Cup Willie

    A plastic key ring, in the shape of "World Cup Willie", the official mascot of the 1966 FIFA Football World Cup, which was held in and won by England that year.

    On display in the World City Gallery.

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    Olympic Sick Bag

    Olympics gold medal 'sick bag' silk screen printed in gold and white. Designed by Lydia Leith as an alternative souvenir to commemorate the London 2012 Olympics.

    On display in the World City Gallery.

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    Tom Daley's swimming trunks from the 2021 London Olympics

    These Adidas Team GB swimming trunks were used by Tom Daley during the 2012 Olympics. The Union Jack-based design is by Stella McCartney.

    On display in the World City Gallery.

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    The London 2012 Olympic Cauldron

    Thomas Heatherwick's copper cauldron sculpture was created for the London Olympics in 2012 and is the star of its own gallery.


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    Eleven - A film celebrating grassroots football in London

    Watch Eleven, a new film commisioned by the Museum of London and the Greater London Authority to celebrate Euro 2020.

    Film is screened in the Elipse Hall until 31 August 2021.

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  • Live closer to the Museum of London Docklands? Check out these sporting gems

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    A Sainsbury's sports day

    Assistant Archivist Liane MacIver shows us about a photograph collection and what it tells us about sports and Sainsbury's.

    On display in the Sainsbury's Archive.

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    Johnny Brown's boxing championship belt

    This golden Lonsdale belt was worn by bantamweight boxing champion Johnny Borwn, a working-class sporting hero who grew up and lived in London's East End.

    On display in the Warehouse of the Worlds gallery.

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Check out our upcoming event about Black Londoners' relationship with football

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