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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
+44 161 605 8200
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a great day at the football museum. Really good value ( free) just have to pay if you want to take part in activities ( penalty shoot out etc) Really informative and good for all ages!

Thank Kjgreigy
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited here with my dad and my teenage son who are both keen football fans. We spent about an hour here but you could have stayed longer. They both found it interesting in different ways. Entrance is free but you can make a donation. There...More

Thank jomick
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is ok. The awesome thing about this is that entrance is free. But then again many things you can see here are readily available on the internet.

Thank Flymehigh
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Value for money, keep all football enthusiasts happy for hours Really good interactive games and informative Central location within walking distance of Victoria train station. Would recommend👍

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A great free museum to visit. You cannot miss it, if you are visiting Manchester. Get to know all the legands of the football world and also how the game started.Must visit for all die hard fans of football.

Thank Smita P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stopped by here thinking it was just to kill time, but was amazed by what is on offer. Some great displays with original and quite historical pieces. The staff are very approachable and knowledgable. Good value.... worth a visit

Thank Algi67
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting collections of memorabilia, but if you're not a fervent football follower you may tire of the repetition. Some innovative distractions for children, but probably too much of a muchness for younger ones. No idea why a sport flushed with money expect donations for the...More

Thank BrianS1946
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good service, museum itself is free to use, worth putting some lose £ coins in the boxes on the way out. Staff very helpful.

Thank Jade1307
Reviewed 1 week ago

My Dad used to play professional football so a visit here was a must. On entry the pricing just isn't displayed. We worked out it was actually free and there were then various other ways of paying for extras. The couple in front of us...More

2  Thank Foodange
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited but wasn't too impressed ..could of been more about football rather than man Utd or man city

Thank Graeme S
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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