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National Football Museum

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The world's biggest and best football museum is open seven days a week in Manchester city centre. Here, you will discover how football became the game of our lives, following the stories through fascinating objects and exhibitions. Unearth the...more
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Cathedral Gardens | Urbis Building, Manchester M4 3BG, England
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All reviews fa cup penalty shoot world cup interactive games premier league trophy beautiful game free entry 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 today via mobile

What a great place to spend a few hours - there is so much history and memorabilia in this place - lots of interactive games for all the family to get involved with. The building itself is amazing - such an unusual design - will...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed today via mobile

Surprisingly Excellent museum. Very friendly staff throughout, particularly the brunette Liverpool fan working the entrance photos who went out of her way to convince kids to have their photo taken. All the interactive games are very good. Worth the entrance fee.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank NickD1980
Reviewed today via mobile

Beautiful building. Staff were Great, from the young lads at the ticketing to the gent who took photos of ME with the trophies. Good for a learning experience or just to kill a couple of hours surrounded by memorabilia and that. Enjoyed the Liverpool stuff....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank joeruzvidzo
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Took our son on the day it reopened after a revamp. First visit so can’t compare to prerevamp. £25 for the family of 4, spent about 2hrs there. Could easily spend 4hrs there. Clearly focussed around English football history but plenty of world football stuff...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank milesyb0y76
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very, very good museum. Covers history of the game, competitions, clubs, players, stadia... Told in an interesting way with lots of interactive exhibits. You can even test out your football skills if you’re keen! I thought the exhibit “Thirty years through the lens of renowned...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Neil B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a great time here, got photos done with some trophies and the staff were very friendly and knowledgeable about the exhibits. Smashed in 3 class penalties during the shootout game too which was fun. Lots to see amd interact with, really would reccommend if...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We popped in here on a rainy day to see what it was like and it was actually better than we had thought. It's free entry but there are activities that have additional costs so be weary of this if you go with children. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sianypop
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like football and museums, this place is for you. Great day out. I don’t think I’ve ever enjoyed football as much as when I beat my other half at the games upstairs.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank maryqueenofscots3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here in school holidays. Well worth a visit for any football enthusiast. Memorabilia from all over the world. Enough to interest anyone aged from around 5yrs and above. Including interactive experience.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Janice R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Never having been a football fan when my partner suggested a visit to the national football museum on a Sunday morning in Manchester, I was at best hesitant. However the experience was engaging, pairing the professional game memorabilia with the passion of the fan. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Wiz C
20 January 2019|
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Response from 365hazeln | Reviewed this property |
Not sure,don't remember seeing this, only know it's right near Victoria station.
Wiz C
20 January 2019|
Response from cksweet1 | Reviewed this property |
About 10-12 min walk or 15 with kids, taxi was about 10 mins so may as well walk. Enjoy
13 June 2018|
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Response from Shady S | Reviewed this property |
I don't think he's there