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“Nice stop for football lovers”

National Football Museum
Ranked #24 of 159 things to do in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Stairs / lift, Baby buggy parking
Reviewed 13 January 2018 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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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

As a lover of football, this was a fantastic museum, tracing the highs, lows and controveries of the game. The staff are the entrance were very friendly as well.

Thank MichaelTasman
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Rachel A, Marketing and Communications Coordinator at National Football Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Hi Michael, thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed your visit, and it's always nice to hear about our friendly staff!

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

We visited the National Football Museum at the request of our 10-year old grandson and had a wonderful morning out. The museum is interesting with many exhibits that caught the attention and imagination of our grandson as well as invoking many memories for his grandfather!! Whilst entry to the museum is free, we bought the £6 donation package that allowed photographs with the FA Cup and League Cup as well as participation in a penalty shoot out - our grandson's favourite! Participation in other activities involved extra cost - these were reasonably priced and added to the visit - the Match of the Day commentary activity was good fun. Currently, they have a Pele exhibition which is interesting and informative.
Definitely worth a visit, particularly for football fans.
We had lunch at the on-site Cafe Football where the food was very well cooked and presented and reasonably priced.

Thank manswa
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Rachel A, Marketing and Communications Coordinator at National Football Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Hi, thanks very much for your review! Happy to hear that your grandson had a good time, and that Grandad enjoyed it too!

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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

We arrived at this stadium shortly after arriving in the city for the Bristol City v Man City game. We paid £6 for the package which includes 2 football credits and photos with the league and fa cup. The stadium had a lot of interesting exhibits but I could see this becoming boring for younger generations. Me and my son thoroughly enjoyed it though! It’s an amazing building (Urbis) and to go into a museum for free is great. I would recommend this to those who are into their football!

Thank Freddie B
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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

If you like football and find yourself in Manchester the National Football Museum is definitely worth a visit.

They have some great memorabilia, displays and activities.

My only criticism is the confusing charging system for activities like taking penalties.

Thank EastMayoAngler
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