ALTHOUGH most football fans would take the notorious "thirty years of hurt" as an appealing alternative to the present enduring state of English soccer, the glory days can still be relived with a visit to the Cotswold Motoring Museum and Toy Collection.

You thought it was all over. It isn't yet.

Until the middle of December, visitors can step back in time with new ’50 Year Flashback’ football exhibition, as part of the Football CARazy exhibit.

A spokesman said: "The event celebrates the year England famously won the World Cup, with an exclusive selection of original 1966 World Cup memorabilia.

"As excitement for the Euro 2016 tournament builds, visitors to the museum, located in beautiful Bourton-on-the-water, will be able to relive the glory days over the four-day weekend in celebration of England’s greatest football achievement."

The spokesman added: "Visitors will have a rare opportunity to see the full size replica of the Jules Rimet trophy, as well as hear the story of Pickles the dog: the clever canine who found the trophy after it had been stolen from an exhibition display."

Extracts from the iconic pirate station, Radio Caroline will feature sounds that recreate the nail-biting final against Germany, the goals, the last minute equaliser and, of course, the Geoff Hurst hat-trick.

The exhibition also showcases a period Ford Zephyr MK3, two Royal Enfield motorcycles and a split-screen Morris Minor.

The spokesman said:"The vehicles are all set within a colourful World Cup themed backdrop with posters, programmes and memorabilia."

The Cotswold Motoring Museum is open from 10am to 6pm seven days a week, to Mid-December 2015.

Further details on, 01451 821255.