Skip to content

1 January



Offside: Women’s Football in West London & Beyond

West London celebrates the English Women's football team as the UEFA Women's EURO champions!

In this exhibition discover the women who came before them, all leading to the joyous moment Leah Williamson lifted the trophy!

Celebrate the diversity and inclusivity seen across local and national teams – from the ground-breaking Black and Asian players of the 1990s, West London’s first football club for Afghan and Muslim girls, Abresham Girls FC, to the first out lesbian team.

Explore the role of Brentford Football Club’s Griffin Park in women’s football history and the West London origins of ‘Bend It Like Beckham’.

Featuring kits from England legend Kerry Davis, Abresham FC, and Martine Rose’s ‘Lost Lionesses’ shirt as well as interviews with women’s football pioneers including Patricia Gregory and Brentford Football Club’s Rebekah Wiltshire.

How things have changed....

“Complaints having been made as to football being played by women, Council feel impelled to express their strong opinion that the game of football is quite unsuitable for females and should not be encouraged.” - The FA, 1921

Event details



10am - 4.30pm (closed Mondays)


Free entry


Gunnersbury Park Museum


No booking required

What would you like to see?
Jigsaw Heritage
Explore Jaixia Blue’s multimedia textile collection, Jigsaw heritage
More than words: writing the wrongs 
Learn about the remarkable work of Jessica and Eric Huntley
Alien Worlds: Outdoor exhibition
Discover the aliens that have landed in Gunnersbury Park!