European Sport Heritage

From the Olympic Games to the Champions League.


Sport, like language, religion and art, is one of the fundamental things that makes humans, human. Whether you’re a professional athlete, an enthusiastic amateur, an armchair sports fan, or even a dedicated sports hater, sport plays an undeniable part in your cultural heritage.

This exhibition explores some of the great sporting events of Europe today, such as the Olympics, Paralympics and the UEFA Champions Cup, as well as lesser-known ancient sports like the extraordinary Gladiator and Naumachia Games and the traditional Scottish Highland Games.

You can also find out what it means to be a football fan, take a look at some great photos of Europe’s famous players, and go on a whistle-stop tour of Europe’s most popular sports: boxing, cricket, tennis, skiing and rugby.

So, what are you waiting for? On your marks, get set, go!