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National Football Museum

Cathedral Gardens | Urbis Building, Manchester M4 3BG, England
+44 161 605 8200
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Day out with grandchildren

Brilliant day out with my daughter and grandchildren loved the different activities they loved the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Linda E
via mobile
Nice building

Stunning building that they squeezed a football museum into. I like football but personally found... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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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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“fa cup” (129 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Cathedral Gardens | Urbis Building, Manchester M4 3BG, England
+44 161 605 8200
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Brilliant day out with my daughter and grandchildren loved the different activities they loved the injury/exray information and soft play for younger children

Thank Linda E
Reviewed 2 days ago

Stunning building that they squeezed a football museum into. I like football but personally found it a bit erm boring expecially for kids?...it was some kind of "other" museum before and that was dull as dishwater. Woth an hours visit on a rainy day!

Thank martindeakin
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lots of exhibits and facts. history in abundance. not just the top clubs, but football clubs from all walks of life and lots of personal items from yours favourite players

Thank city0007
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

took my grandsons aged 11 & 13 here for a day out and they loved it including me! Lots of levels filled with lots of interesting memorabilia. Kids did a penalty shoot out and had fun playing football outside. Will definitely go again as didn't...More

Thank sandraZ3966DP
Reviewed 3 days ago

I'm a football fan but was still a little surprised how much I enjoyed this place. Very comprehensive collection of football history and artifacts, everything from half a floor's worth of detail on the 1966 World Cup to the Michael Jackson statue that was once...More

Thank Gelatomania
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great day out. I'm not a football fan at all but my boyfriend absolutely loved it. He said it was the best museum we'd been to, and it was free! We both agreed we would have paid way more for that, it was 3 floors...More

Thank Lizzie W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

For me the museum was actually a bit of a disappointment, but then again I don't follow football that much. The museum is smaller than what it looks from the outside

Thank Oskari K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must nostalgic visit for the football diehard. The museum is manned by volunteers and there is no admittance charge so please leave a donation to keep it going. Lots to see re world cup, FA cup, and etc on english football and its players,...More

Thank Sydsolo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had good fun here fact finding and learning about the beautiful game. The activities are good too, I enjoyed the point scoring game (only got 85). A good family or friends activity when in Manchester.

Thank Dr_Waugh
Reviewed 1 week ago

Here you can study a lot about the football history in the uk, if you are a football fun, here is the place you should have a go. it's free to enter.

Thank Peter T
Craig D, Marketing Assistant at National Football Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Peter, thanks for the review; glad you enjoyed your visit!

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi where is the best place to park
20 April 2017|
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Response from PerthFoody82 | Reviewed this property |
There isn't great parking nearby. Street parking to the back of the building is around 4 quid for an hour from memory.
Is this suitable for people in a wheelchair? And is there disabled parking ( blue badge spaces?)
6 April 2017|
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Response from FootballMusem | Property representative |
Sorry we've only just spotted your question Stephanie, but there are just a couple of blue badge parking spots on the street directly outside Victoria station, that can be used for the museum. Otherwise the main Victoria... More
Bella Z
Where's the nearest and cheapest car park to the museum? Thank you.
1 September 2016|
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Response from bacupdave | Reviewed this property |
The other side of M.E.N. Arena in front of H.M.P. Only about £4/5 per day, enjoy your day,