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National Football Museum

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Address: Cathedral Gardens | Urbis Building, Manchester M4 3BG, England
Phone Number: 0161 6058200
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fee: No
Description: The world's biggest and best football museum is open 7 days a week in...
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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For anyone like me who has been obsessed with football, a visit here is a must. I originally visited the Museum when it was located in Preston. The Manchester Museum is much... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

For anyone like me who has been obsessed with football, a visit here is a must. I originally visited the Museum when it was located in Preston. The Manchester Museum is much bigger and better. The young people who work here are friendly and informative. I was delighted to see that they were as enthusiastic about the game as I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This really surprised me, I don't follow this sport, but I learnt so much through this museum. I could have spent all day here, the photos and historic cups, balls, uniforms, film clips, the list goes on. Just don't miss this truely worth visiting.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Spent just less than an hour at the musuem. Had some points of interest but not somewhere you would go for a full afternoon. Several interactive activities which were amusing..lots of tv and radio commentary of games to listen/watch. The musuem is directly facing victoria train station, so easy enough to find. Considering its free id say pop in for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Visited this museum as we had a bit of time to kill and we were so glad we did. It was great fun, I felt like a child again. So much information but also much many interactive games etc for the kids to enjoy. Free to enter with just a £3 donation requested, worth every penny. Will definitely go back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

This is a little gem of a museum and it's free. I don't like football that much but my husband loves its. But to be honest I thoroughly enjoyed the visit. It was very informative and in a fun way with lots of interactive exhibits. We also were able to have our photos taken with the FA cup and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

This museum gave us insight into the game of football and why it is like a religion in this country and others.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

This is all about football, old and new. You learn about the history of the game, see important and famous memorabilia of old and new players. Old trophies, interactive sections as well, and a Playstation 4 with football games you can play on. Worth a visit if you love football, its great for all ages.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Its great place fr the kids and adults. I went with 3 girls age 14-15 who loved it. But, it was better at Preston, especially for parking and having a football ground to look over.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Free, yes free to get it. Very central location just a short (10 min) walk from free parking. Close to city centre shops and restaurants. Packed full of history. Kids would love it as well as older and oldies who would love seeing all the old photos, trophies and stories from your youth.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Much history and interesting stories. I thought it would have been a little bit more, but overall OK. And it's free.

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