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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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Great for football lovers!

Took my boyfriend here as part of his birthday weekend in Manchester, not really sure what to expect. It was fab for a £3 donation you couldn't ask for more there was plenty of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

brilliant! and I don't even like football much!!...kids loved it..something for everyone..allow plenty of time to absorb everything!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Not much to see, and all in all very disappointing. I was expecting more when i came there. Probably spent 10 minutes there, and it was a waste of time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Took my boyfriend here as part of his birthday weekend in Manchester, not really sure what to expect. It was fab for a £3 donation you couldn't ask for more there was plenty of things to do and see. We paid the extra £5 to have our picture taken with the premier league cup and you could also pay extra... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

A visit is a must for all football fans. Took four generations of the family and all enjoyed the visit.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was my first visit. The cafe was good, the lady serving was very friendly and helpful. The museum is free, guidebooks are £2. I agree with previous reviews, the tokens should be offered at arrival as it is quite confusing when going around. Our daughter is 6 and she was a bit bored by floor 2 but if you... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Absolutely superb place to visit. Spent over three hours in it and could easily have spent more time. Highly recommend it to everyone, not just fans of the beautiful game. A must visit when you are in Manchester

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Arrived an hour before closing which is nowhere enough, well laid out and very informative interesting pieces on football history and the English teams over the years will spend more time there when I return and I will

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The one stop for the history and evolution of football (soccer to americans); this is a great place if you are a fan of the game, and with free entrance and a few paid (but well worth) activities, easily a great way to pass of part of an afternoon in Manchester.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Okies so first thing we did was go to the bathroom on 1st floor. Only 1 toilet in use, Disgusting, no toilet paper wet floor, bin overflowing. Ended up going twice before someone came to clean. Overall had a lovely afternoon, fab cheep day out, especially for wet weather day. Lots of interactive games and things to keep little ones... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Even if you are not into the beautiful game the museum has lots of charm and has wider links to culture than you might imagine. If you have a only a passing interest or are footy mad I'd highly recommend a visit. There are loads of exhibits to bring back memories, some quite suprising. Lots for the little ones as... More 

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Additional Information about National Football Museum

Address: Cathedral Gardens | Urbis Building, Manchester M4 3BG, England
Phone Number: 0161 6058200
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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