WHO ARE YA? Kevin Moore, Director, National Football Museum

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Kevin Moore, Director, National Football Museum

1) Who are ya?

Kevin Moore. 53

2) Who do you support?

Tranmere Rovers

3) What was your first game?

Wolves v Leeds, 1968 (0-0)

4) What do you do for a job?

Director, National Football Museum. I lead the world’s biggest and best football museum! We opened a new National Football Museum in Manchester in July 2012, and attracted over 450,000 visitors in the first year. This built on the success we had in Preston, where the Museum originally opened in 2001. The Museum is in the heart of Manchester and admission is free!

5) Have you played/worked for any football clubs?

No.

6) How did you get into it?

My background is as a University Lecturer (History, Museum Studies), and as a Museum Curator. In 1997 I was appointed as the first Director of the National Football Museum in Preston. The Museum opened in 2001 and we attracted over 100,000 visitors each year.  The collections are still held in store in Preston, while the displays are now in Manchester. We hold the world’s greatest collections, over 140,000 items, including the FIFA Collection.

7) What do you get out of it?

It’s a dream job! We preserve the unique history of football in England, and create displays which have had a fantastic reaction from our visitors. We also have a great learning offer for schools and colleges.

8) What advice would you give someone wanting to follow in your stud marks/footsteps?

We strongly encourage and support fans who are preserving the history of their club and who are attempting to set up their own museums. And our own team is growing!

9) If you could do it all again what would you change?

Nothing!

10) Who’s your footballing hero?

Sir Bobby Charlton was my hero in the 1960s, so it’s a great thrill for me that he is the President of the Museum.

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