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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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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

On a recent trip to Manchester me and my girlfriend visited the Football Museum and throughly enjoyed looking at everything football, saw some great stuff from the past.Then finally enjoyed the penalty shootout against a virtual goalkeeper. It's a great way tho spend a couple...More

Thank Pete W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent except very little on Scottish Football . Friendly people good Cafe . Good for families with kids as it is free .

Thank Tim S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's a huge building of 4 floors yet they really have nothing much inside. I thought it would be more interesting since i'm a huge football fan. You can pay it a quicl visit since it's for free anyway

Thank moeafifi
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Loved it here, defenitly a most for any football fan really interesting. Something great for the kids to learn some fantastic history...

Thank Kirsty W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There isn't much on the first floor apart from a car belonging to George Best and an option for photographs with 2 trophy the second and third I found very interesting and wasn't quite sure what to make of the 4th floor just a art...More

Thank Lucy F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very well thought out and interactive museum. Set out over 4 floors the museums is part history and part information. Very good for football active and addicted kids as well as older kids and adults who love the game of football.

Thank SLM_Malta
Reviewed 4 days ago

Decided to visit the Museum during a spare couple of hours in some adverse Manchester weather, it was a very disappointing experience. The exhibit's were poor, there is pretty much nothing on the ground floor other than if you paid £6 to get your photo...More

Thank Stephen R
Reviewed 4 days ago

A very special museum about football and it's history. There are so many things to be watched but further more there are lot of opportunities where you can play, try or simply entertain yourself by bringing yourself into action.

Thank Renato G
Reviewed 4 days ago

excellent day out with my two grandsons 10 and 14.Staff very friendly and helpful.Lots of exhibits especiaaly great for me were the old fashion peeny machines you exchange £1 to get 10 old pennies how things have changed! kids couldnt beleive there were 240 of...More

Thank cliffbrown
Reviewed 5 days ago

Its up to you to pay the donation but I guess most do. If you pay it you get a voucher to take your photo with the League Cup and FA cups and also you can take 3 penalties in the shootout competition. We spent...More

Thank Jason M
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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
Anthony M
22 July 2017|
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Response from Bárbara S | Reviewed this property |
The easiest way is to catch the tram from Old Trafford to Piccadilly Gardens. You will pay £4,50 and it is possible to use it all day long.