ECFC Museum Officially Launched

ECFC Museum Officially Launched - Exeter City Football Club Museum

By: Will Barrett
Added: 03 April 2019

The Exeter City Football Club Museum was officially launched at St James Park last month by some of the Club’s former players, including Alan Banks, Jimmy Blain, Keith Bowker, George Ley, and Jimmy Giles. 

The event, which took place in the aptly titled Heritage Lounge, marked the completion of this National Lottery Heritage Funded project, which has been run in collaboration with staff and volunteers from ECFC, the ECFC Supporters Trust, and the Centre for Intermedia and Creative Technologies at the University of Exeter. 

With the room filled to capacity, guests were shown two short films, one about the making of the museum, produced by the Heritage Fund South West team, and another film titled HOME, created by ECFC museum staff to document life at the Park in the modern era. 

Featuring a mixture of historic and contemporary footage, and the voices of fans, volunteers, and key figures from the first team including Nicky Law, Dean Moxey, and Matt Taylor, the film pays homage to spirit of St James Park, as seen by these people, and can be viewed here 

In between the films the host for the evening, ECFC Museum Trustee Martin Weiler, provided a recap of all of the work of the past 18 months, which has seen the creation and installation of several exhibits including the Hall of Fame, the ECFC Historic Timeline, the Strikers Mural, Grecians Through the Years, and the ECFC DNA photography exhibition, as well as the deposition of a time-capsule containing dozens of items contributed by supporters of the Club. 

In addition to these exhibits, which have been placed around the ground as part of a coordinated stadium-wide approach to the sharing and celebration of the Club’s history and heritage, guests were also invited to view the ECFC Museum Display Room, which contains a number of additional exhibits featuring artefacts donated to the museum over the past few years. 

Should you wish to visit the museum room, and see the stadium exhibits alongside other behind the scenes areas on a match-day, tours are held ahead of each home game, and places can be booked by contacting the Club via

Private visits to can also be arranged during the week to look at the archive material in closer detail, and for this please contact the ECFC Museum team via

Alternatively, all of the museum content, and much more, can be discovered via the Grecian Archive, which has been produced in collaboration with the Digital Humanities Lab at the University of Exeter, and contains over 10,000 items that have been digitised and displayed for public view over the past five years