Harry Kane is now a museum exhibit
Normally a trip to the museum features old relics. But bucking that trend is a collection charting the rise of current football star Harry Kane.
An exhibition, Harry Kane: I want to play football, opens on May 21 at the Museum of London and celebrates one of the capital’s sporting heroes.
Fresh from scoring a double in the north London derby, plenty of the footballer’s gear will be on show.
Granted there’s not many (any) senior trophies – I can say that as a Spurs fan. But the story of Kane’s rise is well worthy of its place.
Growing up in in Chingford, east London, Kane lived a mere 15 minutes away from the Tottenham Hotspur stadium in north London.
The display captures his early years as a fan and aspiring player. It takes in his time at three London clubs – Leyton Orient, Millwall and Tottenham Hotspur. And of course runs through to his international career as England captain.
Harry Kane the curator
Interestingly, the exhibition runs until December 2022, when Kane will hopefully be playing a leading role at the World Cup in Qatar.
Kane has had a hand in curating the collection too. Rarely seen personal items, family photos and iconic objects are all on show.
Among the memorabilia are England shirts, including the debut top in which he scored just 79 seconds from coming on against Lithuania.
Visitors can also clap eyes on the 2018 World Cup Golden Boot and Kane’s MBE.
There will also be a changing room space where you can listen to his pre-match playlist.
A programme of activities for families and children is planned to run alongside the free display, to engage young people across the country.
Using personal insights from Kane, the collection explores the setbacks, resilience and successes that have defined his career to date.
The man himself says: “The Museum of London got in touch and wanted a Londoner to inspire young children to be their best so I am delighted to have all my memorabilia on show.
“I’d encourage everyone to go down and see it if they have the chance.”
Open May 21 2022 until December 2022, free to all. Museum of London, 150 London Wall, EC2Y 5HN.