Harry Kane exhibition opens in London
Tue 24 May 2022, 15:00|Tottenham Hotspur
An exhibition celebrating one of ours and the capital’s own, Harry Kane, opened at the Museum of London, Barbican, on Saturday morning (21 May).
Displaying items of memorabilia from Harry’s career to date, including iconic shirts, his MBE award and the 2018 World Cup Golden Boot, Harry Kane: I want to play football aims to inspire the next generation of Londoners.
Born in Chingford, east London, just five miles away from our N17 home, the display captures Harry’s early years as a football fan and aspiring player, his progression into professional football, breaking into our first team as well as his international career, in which he has gone onto become the captain of the England national team.
Our second-highest goalscorer (248), England’s joint-second (49) and the Premier League’s fifth (183), the gallery uses personal insights from Harry on his journey, exploring the key moments in his rise to become one of the top players in world football.
Alongside his memorabilia, the display includes a changing room set-up where visitors can listen to the Three Lions’ skipper’s pre-match playlist. There is also be an interactive area where visitors can learn more about who has inspired Harry and share their own hopes and dreams.
Speaking about the exhibit, Harry said, "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 with trophies, shirts, golden boots and some personal pieces which haven't been seen publicly before.
"I’ve got three kids now so I know how important it is to inspire the younger generation and help them understand how far you can go with hard work, dedication and self-belief. The display runs until the World Cup and is free to enter so I'd encourage everyone to go down and see it if they have the chance. There are some really special items in there – from my World Cup Golden Boot and MBE to the shirt and armband from my first game as England captain – which mean a lot to me."
The display is free to view and runs from Saturday 21 May, 2022, until December, 2022, with the Museum of London open seven days a week (10am to 5pm).