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National Football Museum

Cathedral Gardens | Urbis Building, Manchester M4 3BG, England
0161 6058200
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Ranked #18 of 127 Attractions in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Fee: No
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Just joking around, I was with Michael Jackson wax dummy, and that was fantastic to see at the Museum, also that means the Museum is not only for footballers. :) I have never seen the first ball, shoes, shirt of the football, and that is amazing how the time pass and the incredible growth of this fantastic sport. There is... More

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Spent a nostalgic hour or so strolling round the museum. Learned a lot about the game at local and National level. Recommended.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Went with my grandchildren, one a rugby fan, the other a girl! Building is really unusual and worth a look, also outside they have installed a mini play area for the kids. However was a tad disappointed especially as it wasn't made clear at reception you needed to purchase passes for the majority of the hands-on exhibits. Also no lift... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Following the satnav here took me into a buslane ;-( but once into the NCP carpark at the Arndale Centre it was only a short walk to the museum. A lovely modern building with plenty of interactive items to keep the children or adults amused. Free entry but you can purchase credits to take part in 7 interactive tasks which... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I visited the national football museum with my girlfriend who, it must be said, has little or no interest in football - but who quite enjoyed the museum nonetheless! There are a number of floors with different exhibits on each - coming from Northern ireland, the George Best exhibit was of interest and there are plenty of pieces from handwritten... More

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Wolverhampton
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31 reviews 31 reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Free to get in, lots to see and do, very interesting. Staff very helpful and friendly. Easy to get to, this is a great place to visit.

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Solihull
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Took the kids here and waht a geat day out lot of interesting thngs and also the kids saw what is was like "back in the day"

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

First class exhibits from all areas of football.. Free admission but a £4 voluntary donation is asked for..

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Having a football crazy little grandson was a great reason to come and visit not only a very interesting museum, but also an iconic building which is pretty awesome both inside and out. Entry is free and donations are of course much appreciated. I loved the layout of the building and it was fascinating to see the whole of the... More

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Simply superb for those interested in football And best of all it's not all biased towards Man United

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