Sheffield Home of Football Walking Tour

We begin with a description of Sheffield Mob Football from 1790s and then explore and discuss some of the highlights of Sheffield's unique football heritage, including the world's two oldest clubs Sheffield FC (1857) and Hallam FC (1860); the founding of SWFC and SUFC; the founding of Bramall Lane and Yorkshire Cricket Club. To enhance your enjoyment download the 'Sheffield Home of Football' App from Apple Store or the Google Play Store. There is text and an audio narration.

Walk length:  1 mile (1.6km) 

Start: Crucible Theatre entrance, S1 1DA
Finishes: Cutlers Hotel, George St, Sheffield S1 2PF

Parking: Parking in Sheffield City Centre is £1 all day on Sunday.

Terrain: City streets

Led by: Dr John P. Wilson, who has organised a re-creation of the 1858 Sheffield Rules and Martin Westby, author of 'A History of Sheffield Football 1857 - 1889' Martin and John designed the Sheffield The Home of Football App

easy – dogs welcome – history

This walk is part of Sheffield Walking Festival and in partnership with Heritage Open Days.



Crucible Theatre

55 Norfolk Street


South Yorkshire

S1 1DA

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Opening Times

On: 15/09/2019



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This event is free but places must be booked as they are strictly limited.