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National Football Museum

Cathedral Gardens | Urbis Building, Manchester M4 3BG, England
+44 161 605 8200
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Great day out

Our girls love football, great location centrally located In Manchester City centre. Various hands... read more

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Must-see Hidden Gem

This was amazing. LOVED every minute. Very easy to navigate. Loved the hands-on... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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The world's biggest and best football museum is open 7 days a week in Manchester city centre. The museum is free to enter, and tells the story of the beautiful game through the eyes of everyone from the players, the law-makers, and most importantly the fans.Exploring how football has impacted on and reflected English culture and society over 150 years, it brings stories to life with a range of interactive and hands-on displays. There are world-famous iconic objects including the ball from the 1966 World Cup final, Diego Maradona's famous 'Hand of God' shirt, and even the game's very first hand-written rule book. On top of that there are lots of chances to show off your skills from the penalty box to the commentary box, with a range of Football Plus+ experiences (charges apply - see website for details). The National Football Museum Hall of Fame, on the ground floors, is the official tribute to the game’s greatest players, teams and managers. Upstairs, you’ll find stories from inventing, expanding, following and playing the game. There’s also a Discovery Zone for under 5s, and Level 3 is dedicated to changing exhibitions exploring how art and culture exist alongside the beautiful game.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Cathedral Gardens | Urbis Building, Manchester M4 3BG, England
+44 161 605 8200
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our girls love football, great location centrally located In Manchester City centre. Various hands on activities to engage in. Fabulous free day out.

Thank shafinaLancashire
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was amazing. LOVED every minute. Very easy to navigate. Loved the hands-on exhibits. Gift Shop had all sorts of unique and interesting gifts such as soccer balls, scarves, jerseys, and even patches and magnets. The exhibits are informative and fun to explore and read....More

Thank Sissy2807
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great place! All the information about the history of British football and more. A must-visit footie fans, even if they are anti-Manchester United/City.

Thank canyouplay0
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went here as was nearby. It was much better than we were expecting. Really pleased we went. If you have any slight interest in football you will love it. Not just for fans of the Manchester teams, it’s for all football supporters. Entry is free,...More

Thank Tom and Anne H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nipped in just before the monsoon started. I don't follow football at all but my boyfriend does and it was his holiday as well. The mural with Eric Cantona made me smile and my boyfriend could name other characters depicted. It was all English football...More

Thank Ann-Victoria M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great family visit, what can I say? This place is great and the best thing they did was the museum from Preston to Manchester. Now at least this place gets the people through the door as it should do.

1  Thank olivernaboub
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this! The National Football Museum is a fun, interactive place for both kids and adults. So much history in once building. There is also interactive games for entertainment.

1  Thank cpF6161FD
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unintentional trip due to the school closing for the day. We got on a train and ended up here. What a great place to go to with children young and old. Lots to see and do interactive games photos and lots of memorabilia. We were...More

1  Thank Gina E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not enough to see. The feeling was more like a small fairground booth with plenty of chances, and quite a few invitations, to part with your cash.

Thank hermannvonkatte
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a very good day with my 15 year old grandson. He really enjoyed the visit and found it very informative.

1  Thank Andymeatman
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28 September 2017|
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Response from SLM_Malta | Reviewed this property |
No It's in Manchester City Centre
16 September 2017|
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Response from Fufferfly | Reviewed this property |
Better parking elsewhere.Lots of parking at metro station and so easy on the tram. Victoria station next door to museum. As I said before, museum fantastic but do not eat there. Expensive rubbish. Lots of better places. Sure... More
17 August 2017|
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Response from James F | Reviewed this property |
There is an entrance fee in the form of a donation which you decide and goes toward activities such as your photo with the Premier League and FA Cup Trophies. The Football Walk of Fame is outside and there is no fee... More