Introduction

Photo of Graham Taylor at the official opening of the first exhibition

The official opening of the first exhibition brought back lots of memories for Graham Taylor.

Photo by Pete Stevens.

Photo of the official opening of the second exhibition

Visitors pack the galleries at the launch of the second exhibition.

Photo by Simon Devon.

Welcome to Watford Museum's Goal-den Years website!

The two "Goal-den Years" exhibitions of Watford FC-related memories and memorabilia in 2002 and 2003 proved to be among the most successful in Watford Museum's history.

The first exhibition, which covered Graham Taylor's first period in charge of Watford Football Club between 1977 and 1987, was visited by more than one and a half thousand people during its six week opening.

The second exhibition, which switched attention to the second Graham Taylor era between 1996 and 2001, was every bit as successful, and coincided with the sale of the "You Are My Watford" book in aid of the Watford Supporters Trust.

Both of the exhibitions were accompanied by websites, a first for any exhibition at the museum and a tremendous hit with supporters. You can still see these (1977-1987, 1996-2001) on this site.

Now, as part of a massive redevelopment of its entire website, the museum is proud to be launching a new, expanded Goal-den Years website. As well as the existing sites, there will be information about the museum's permanent collection of Watford FC memorabilia, news of events and exhibitions, and extensive and on-going online exhibitions.

We hope that the online exhibitions will prove to be particularly exciting, offering many different opportunities for visitors to contribute their own memories and images to the site. Watch this space for details of how you can play your part.

Enjoy the site!