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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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superb and FREE !

Visited early March 2015.Located in the Urbis building near the Printworks Complex and Shambles square.Ideal area with everything for everybody.The exhibition is on 3 floors with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Visited early March 2015.Located in the Urbis building near the Printworks Complex and Shambles square.Ideal area with everything for everybody.The exhibition is on 3 floors with a nominal £1charge for the top floor that takes you through the association of footballers and their efforts in the first world war.Sound effects really enhance the experience and court controversy in the attitu... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Having recently returned from Buenos Aires in Argentina. Whilst there we visited the main BA football team stadium of La Boca were the game of football is far beyond just a game its a fanatical frenzied belief were a football player committed suicide when he missed not scoring a goal (true story). A little closer to home is the NFM... More 

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Clayton le Moors, null, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This is in a very good location, easily accessible for most people. It is free to enter and there are plenty of collection boxes for you to make a donation if you wish to do so. There are plenty of interactive displays, my favourite was listening to comical moments of football commentators - especially the policeman who thought he had... More 

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Wirral
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Four 12 year old boys visited with mums. We paid £10 for the activities and us mums sat in the cafe. The boys enjoyed it but rated it as ok and said they wouldn't be bothered about going back. There was a rumour that David Beckham was there with his boys at the same time as us, so two of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Saturday afternoon fantastic modern build looks great on outside against the Manchester skyline free admission,but you can make a donation there was no pressure, me & the missus really enjoyed our visit stayed about an hour & half, I did think it would be all Manchester football clubs? No it covered all football clubs nice to see the Nottingham forest... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Went to the Museum with my 13 year old Football fanatic brother. The museum does great justice to the sport. Firstly the various exhibits were very interesting and very informative. There were a number of videos being played in various places as well. The thing I thought was very good we're the various stations they had with various different football... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Never been to the museum since it moved from Preston but finally got around to going and what a place, absolutely brilliant.Staff were very helpful and informative.The exhibitions were very good showing all aspects of the game from fans perspectives to memorabilia to media coverage.All in all a most enjoyable few hours spent for free.As a Liverpool fan there was... More 

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Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Stumbled across the museum whilst in Manchester, and it was great. Free entry, once in there was a famous footballer doing a talk. Lots of history of football and lots of interactive activities to keep little ones entertained, at a price though. You pay a small fee to go up to the top floor, which is all about the Christmas... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This attraction is located in the city centre, which is being dug up at the moment, giving our Satnav a nervous breakdown. Parking was impossible so we ended up in the Arndale multi-storey. The free museum cost us £5 in parking therefore. This museum is modern and sleek which does not suit the exhibits at all, most of which are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Not the most exhilarating museum I have ever been but was ok. Good interactive part for the children

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