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National Football Museum

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Address: Cathedral Gardens | Urbis Building, Manchester M4 3BG, England
Phone Number: 441616058200
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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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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ENJOYABLE AFTERNOON

I like to take my nephew here and have taken him two summers running. The history content is very interesting and so are the interactive sessions. Both my nephew and myself... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
bluequeen2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Dundee, Scotland
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67 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Knew nothing about this attraction until my son-in-law had visited Manchester. Having a great interest in football and courtesy of our daughter and son-in-law, a weekend break in Manchester was given to us. Our first port of call was to the NFM and we received a very warm welcome from the girls at reception. Although admission is free they welcome... More 

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Perth, Australia
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31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spent a couple of hours looking at a whole lot of fantastic displays, some interactive, that highlight the development of the great game of football through the ages. Nice to see that some of the great overseas players from the past were also given centre stage from time to time. So much to see and do for all ages, and... More 

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The museum is really well laid out and so much to see. Very informative and brought back lots of great memories.

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FootballMusem, Marketing & Communications Asst. at National Football Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for the five star review and great to hear you enjoyed your visit. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you like football etc I would recommend going to national football museum. It's full of interesting things to see. You also bump into famous people. A good day out.

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FootballMusem, Marketing & Communications Asst. at National Football Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for recommending us an great to hear you had an interesting and star-studded day out! More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I like to take my nephew here and have taken him two summers running. The history content is very interesting and so are the interactive sessions. Both my nephew and myself enjoyed taking the penalties ! In short something for all football fans of all ages

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Durham
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95 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went on a wet Saturday morning and ideal way to spend a couple of hours. This attraction was free but for £5 you got a programme and helps towards the costs of running the centre. Me and my girlfriend both enjoyed the history of the museum and for any football fan is well worth the visit. In the city centre... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great visit to the museum, my boyfriend really wanted to go I wasn't too botherd as I'd been years ago n thought it was boring, not this time though, so much to look at and learn, and had fun with the interactive games too, would def recommend footy fans visit

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manchester
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Been several times with pre school and school aged children - even for really little ones there are things of interest, for the older ones there are thousands of exhibits and interesting information to enjoy. The staff have always been friendly and helpful, going out of their way to accommodate us with our pushchairs and toddlers. Never felt pressurised to... More 

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scotland
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177 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a must for all genuine football fans. Learned things about my own football team i never knew existed.

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FootballMusem, Marketing and Communications Assistant at National Football Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for the five star review and great to hear you learned something new! More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see for all football enthusiasts , with a large selection of football memorabilia dating back to the start of the game. Many trophies on display and the evolution of playing kits and boots. The exhibitions are will designed and many are interactive, Well worth the visit,

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