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National Football Museum

Closes in 28 min: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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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...more
Closes in 28 min
Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 1 August 2014

My (then) 6 year old is mad about football and we spent a few hours at this wonderful museum! There are interactive games, a short film to watch, and many cups, shields and kits on display. The history of football is displayed in a fun...More

5  Thank MarieJanes
FootballMusem, Marketing & Communications Assistant at National Football Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2014

Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a great review - it's great to hear you're planning to visit again!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 29 October 2014

I went to the NFM when it was at Preston and thought it was excellent but this was really disappointing. It was full of stuff that went over the top at appealing to children and trying to get parents money from them. Its a museum...More

5  Thank dazzahurham
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All reviews fa cup penalty shoot interactive games world cup premier league trophy free entry four floors couple of hours suggested donation all ages modern building worth a visit few hours on display great place to visit the ground floor interesting exhibits
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Always worth a visit! Free entry, but it's nice To make a contribution. Loads of very interesting pieces from history and you will definitely find something that will interest you. Lots of interactive things as well. Brilliant!

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Reviewed yesterday

I expected to spend about 30 minutes here, but I was fully engaged for nearly 2 hours! Much of that was down to my excellent guide, Craig, with whom I enjoyed a 1:1 tour. Highly recommended, even if football isn't totally your thing.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Good day out for family liked the educational value would go again shop is a bit expensive can buy cheaper online .

Thank 564thomase
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you love football and even if you just kind of like it, it’s worth stopping in and seeing football through the ages!!

Thank emilycO9694YW
Reviewed 2 days ago

The slot machines upstairs definitely won the prize as far as my 9 year old companion was concerned, though at a cost of £1 for 6 old pennies, and each machine costing a penny, it turned out not that cheap! You could use a crane...More

Thank Lindy N
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The football museum is in an ideal location for anyone visiting Manchester City centre. It really takes you back in time through the football eras with plenty of interactive experiences that can suit all from videos to more physical games. The staff were very friendly...More

Thank Laura P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just called in for a quick visit. No admission charge, just £3 donation Very interesting & informative, worth a visit

Thank tracey w
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well what can you say other than fantastic and it’s free.... it was a great place to visit and so much fun You can leave a donation to help support if you want which we did A must we think

Thank smithyNuneaton
Reviewed 2 days ago

Recommended by our son to us, who visited earlier this year. Loads of football memorabilia, from hundreds of teams, and not just premier league ones! Everything on display from football shirts, boots, old foot balls, medals, even Robbie Savages hair!!!!!! Gift shop at the end,...More

Thank 365hazeln
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited during our Manchester bee hunt. It turned an already fantastic day into an even better one! We had time against us so didn’t stay too long so we will certainly be back in the future. We loved finding the bees within the museum...More

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Probably you can take snacks with you but I'm not 100% sure
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Response from Cleggyb | Reviewed this property |
It looks like a 10 minute walk - along the river - cross on Blackfriars st the left along Deansgate - head past cathedral and museum on town centre just across from the Printworks Centre.