The Museum is quite simply brilliant - and huge thanks and gratitude goes to Tim for all his hard work and belief to bring it to reality. It is exactly how a museum should be - interactive, fresh, bright, nostalgic but tracing the history of the Club in a lively (non-cobwebby way).
A real supporter's museum - a museum for all.
Well done Tim, thank you.
Thank you for the kind comments on the museum, which are much appreciated.
Those who were there tonight will see that there has been a great deal of work gone into it. We have not yet resolved some operational issues and have not yet trained the volunteer staff. Tonight was, in many respects, a test run to see how systems work under load - a ramp-up event, just like the stadium had.
We will open it to the public as soon as we can, but it will NOT open until the club announces it. Please do not come to the stadium yet to go into the museum because you will be disappointed.
It will be free admission - with donations gratefully accepted - and also included on stadium tours. The idea is to open it on weekday afternoons at least (except perhaps one maintenance day) AND before matches. There may be other times as well, or by appointment.
One of the issues to resolve is access on a match day, with the obvious problem of Dick's Bar. There are other means of access so I don't think children will necessarily be barred.
I know you've waited a long time, but believe me, I've waited longer! Please be patient just a little more.