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National Football Museum

Cathedral Gardens | Urbis Building, Manchester M4 3BG, England
+44 161 605 8200
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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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Cathedral Gardens | Urbis Building, Manchester M4 3BG, England
Cathedral Gardens | Urbis Building, Manchester M4 3BG, England
+44 161 605 8200
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was nice to visit this place I learn so much about football and the history of football if you have time it will worth if to visit.

Thank MDMach2017
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great location , central to many hotels, restaurants and pubs. Main reception room is the deal for a 100 to 120 corporate eve event.

Thank Michael K
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great day and kids were entertained. Pictures with the Trophies. Exploring the memorabilia. Kids disappointed that you need to pay to enter the 4th floor to play on arcade machines. Overall good

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 days ago

Just around the corner from the Cathedral we bumped into the football museum and it was free to enter - a donation is accepted and i recommend that you do as this is fantastic value The weather was terrible outside and so we explored the...More

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place is a dream for youngsters or families who is passionate about football. They have special displays as well.

Thank supertrman
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There are many fascinating items from all over the world to view. There's everything from shirts, balls, medals to magazines, trading cards and match tickets. The collection is outstanding. The museum itself is poorly designed. You take stairs up to each floor and if it...More

Thank Myshka1999
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stumbled on this during a recent visit to Manchester.. Admission is free but you can make a donation towards the running of the exhibition..You can have your photo taken with the League Cup and the Fa cup you can browse all the exhibits and discover...More

Thank Joe D
Rachel A, Marketing and Communications Coordinator at National Football Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Joe, thanks for the great review! Glad you enjoyed your visit - the Michael Jackson statue is definitely something special!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was fun. It's free and if u want to take some pictures with the FA Cup & The League you can donate 6£ per person. Also with the donation you can take 3 penalties.

Thank Erald L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm really not a football fan but I still really liked it! Very diverse and a lot of fun and interesting things to see. Best thing, it's free.

Thank Lucy B
Rachel A, Marketing and Communications Coordinator at National Football Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Lucy, thanks for your review! Glad you had a good time :)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am not a big fan, but this place was interesting and my friends did appreciate the amount of information they found in there. They have some historical items that I found quite interesting.

Thank Susanna B
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13 January 2018|
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Response from Jane S | Reviewed this property |
2 hours I would say
28 September 2017|
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Response from SLM_Malta | Reviewed this property |
No It's in Manchester City Centre
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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