Going to the Match

Going to the Match

Thursday 23 March to Sunday 25 June 2023 in the Temporary Exhibition gallery

This exhibition celebrates L.S. Lowry and Bolton Wanderers Football Club and has been created in partnership with The Lowry and Bolton Wanderers.

© The Estate of L.S. Lowry. All rights reserved, DACS 2023

The centrepiece of the exhibition is Lowry’s iconic painting Going to the Match (1953) which shows fans arriving for a football match at Bolton Wanderers former home ground, Burnden Park.



1923 FA Cup Final postcard

The exhibition also celebrates the history of Bolton Wanderers in the year that marks the 100th anniversary of the club’s first FA Cup Final victory in 1923.


Going to the Match has recently been acquired by The Lowry, Salford. The purchase was made possible by a gift from the Law Family Charitable Foundation. The Lowry have generously loaned the painting to Bolton Museum for this exhibition.

See the event programme guide