Cultural programme announced for winter 2019

With a British comedy evening, a panel discussion, two film screenings and the latest edition of the Game Festival, the FIFA World Football Museum's cultural programme for January, February and March 2019 once again offers a wide range of highlights. More than 30 events are on offer for young and old alike during the first quarter of the new year.

Click HERE for a full calendar with detailed information about all of the events.

There are many different aspects to the beautiful game. It awakens emotions, brings back memories and sparks debates. From comedy and classic football games to documentary films and panel discussions, our varied series of events will continue to offer a wide range of opportunities to meet and exchange opinions in a place where football, history and culture collide.

The first highlight in January is 'Laughter Lines goes Football'. In partnership with, well-known stand-up comedians Eddy Brimson, Tony James and Jim Campbell will engage in some verbal dribbling and find the back of the net with their pithy observations.

Following the resounding success of the inaugural Game Festival, the event returns over two weeks during the February holidays. Children and families can put their skills to the test on both digital and analogue football games. Our Event Hall will again be transformed into a gaming paradise that children can visit free of charge independently from the exhibition.

Both football and film fans will enjoy the latest instalments of our Football Cinema series in February and March. This year's line-up kicks off with 'Tom Meets Zizou', a moving documentary about the extraordinary career of talented German footballer Thomas Broich. Women's football then takes centre stage with a screening of 'Football for Better and for Worse', which charts Swedish club Rosengard's difficult quest for success and recognition with their Brazilian star striker Marta.

The popular ANPFIFF series of panel discussions returns to the programme in March, as FC Zurich president Ancillo Canepa, FC St. Gallen president Matthias Huppi and former Basel president Bernhard Heusler meet to ponder the subject of 'All-rounders: the role of club presidents in Swiss football'. Entry is free.

Of course, the FIFA World Football Museum will continue to offer visitors themed guided tours around the permanent exhibition each Sunday at no extra cost, as well as a free literature consultancy in the library every Friday.