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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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I have no interest at all in football. Literally couldn't care less. However, I found this a very interesting way to pass an hour whilst in Manchester. I would even go back and... read more

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

I have no interest at all in football. Literally couldn't care less. However, I found this a very interesting way to pass an hour whilst in Manchester. I would even go back and visit again.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

It's free. Just a donation of £3. Well worth. Very informative the staff were pleasant. Knew lots of information. Well worth a look for footie fanatics. No matter what team you support......

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

This museum is free so I thought I would take a look despite having very little interest in football. I am very glad I did. There is much about the social aspects of football. I was particularly interested in how clubs started. Most visitors were men, some even took their children! All exhibits are at a reasonable height so accessible... More 

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Thought more could be made of the Hall of Fame instead of just displaying the names.Photos could have been made with details of those in the Hall of Fame. we were expecting more from this museum.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

I'm afraid I can't stand football but went with OH and left him in there and went shopping!! He loved it and spent about 2 1/2 hours in there. Free admission but you can make a donation. There is a memorabilia shop and cafe.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

If you love football and want to discover more behind the history of the beautiful game then please do not miss the experience. Great for kids aged 3 to 83, plenty to see and do and very tactile, free entry a bonus, but donations are gratefully received.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

lovely cheap afternoon out for kids. free entry though have to pay for certain attractions, (we didn't use this and the kids went bothered there was that much to look at and do) very busy, but kids had a ball, lovely interactive,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Not a football fan but this is an absolutely brilliant place to visit for someone who is. We spent couple of hours here and everyone enjoyed it. Great day out particularly if your a fan

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Visited with two young children and a football mad boyfriend but all were unimpressed. Nice little cafe thought.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

If you're in Manchester city centre and a football fan it's well worth a visit.The staff on the door when you went in were great and the exhibitions were very good.I just thought that compared to when it was at Preston it didn't seem to have the same amount of exhibits.

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