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National Football Museum

Cathedral Gardens | Urbis Building, Manchester M4 3BG, England
0161 6058200
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Ranked #14 of 118 attractions in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Brilliant visit to the national football museum, our specialist tour guide Eric found this great attraction and we really enjoyed the day

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Not impressed at all with this place. Hubby and I popped in while shopping in Manchester. Glad it was free to get in else I'd have felt robbed. Just seemed to be glass cabinets with old football shirts and tickets in. Nice building though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I am not a football fan but The Museum are so good. I like the display. We were adults only but there lots to do for children activities and knowledge.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Set in the city centre just by Piccadilly station this is a really good exhibitions for anyone interested in the history of the game.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

I sat in cafe with a glass of wine! Loads to see for fans of the beautiful game. Husband was well impressed with a temporary exhibition about George Best. It's all free - fantastic.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went to the museum thought it was excellent lots of football memorabilia and things to do. Well laid out over 4 floors children really enjoyed it especially the euro countries hands on exhibit. Got a guide book to make sure didn't miss anything. Children also really enjoyed the Easter trail well worth a visit and free. Have a suggested donation... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Great place to visit with activities for all ages. Free entrance although most do put in a donation, but not pressured for it. Lots to see, do, and play with in what is a superb building. £5 for your photo with Premiership Trophy, but that is per group of you on your own phones etc, so not too bad!

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This place is brilliant if your into football. I'ts free, although they ask for a donation of £1 each, it's optional, We bought the full £25 football plus ticket, which meant the two boys could go on all the interactive games, plus a guide book, well worth the money. The staff were brilliant, very friendly, couldn't do enough, kids can't... More

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I don't follow football but really enjoyed the visit with my family. Lots to see even for non-fans like me! The displays reflect not only footballing history but social history. The children enjoyed some of the interactive 'to pay for' activities but it was sometimes rather confusing as queues built up for popular activities. This could have been rather better... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We had a spare hour in manchester and went along all very good and well displayed and there is a lift so use it !!!!! No really use it ,loved the George best section that was great he was my hero !!, even saw quite a lot from my home team blackpool !!!!would and will go again.

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