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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Cathedral Gardens | Urbis Building, Manchester M4 3BG, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I have been to this place twice and i really enjoyed it even though i am not a football fans. The museum is very interactive and also has a unique elevator (highlight of the museum lol). It tells us the history of football, football legend,...More

Thank SabrinaReview
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Family is split between football lovers and haters, sometimes a compromise is required, on this occasion, football won. Having visited the old museum when located at Preston, we was aprensive of our visit. Preston was the conference league, Manchester is the Premier league. Light, spacious...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I enjoyed the visit very informative with lots of activities for the kids. Will visit again with the grandkids next time

Thank Rachel W
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We found this place by chance and were not disappointed. There’s so much to see and do here to keep all ages entertained. Staff are helpful and friendly. The interactive exhibits are a must and although you can get in for free I would recommend...More

Thank Stephen F
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Reviewed 3 days ago

An interesting place to visit if you have a couple of hours to kill. My wife isn’t that interested in football but even she said that she had enjoyed it. It is great for kids, lots of info and memorabilia. The staff are very friendly...More

Thank big t
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great museum. Lots of things to see, interaction games are awesome (some you have to pay for). Definitely worth going

Thank dengynz
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Reviewed 4 days ago

if you are interested in football then this is the place to visit great for old & youngsters plenty on show to see premiership trophy + fa cup which you can have your photo taken with

Thank jdm892
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Remarkable building, easy to find and exhibition on 4 different levels (lifts available). The museum traces the origins of football from earliest days and the formation of the British Football League in 1870's. Original artefacts i.e. one of the first International England shirts to be...More

Thank Steve C
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It is huge, and you have to do a lot of stairs, but even for 2 of the Family who are not that interested in football, enjoyed the visit to the Football museum. It was quite crowded on the Saturday afternoon when we visited.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Let's go through the museum. When you shake the hand of the devil you ... Idion't know the following

Thank c0lleaux
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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.
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