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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 presentation of our national game

The museum does an excellent job of documenting the way the game evolved from its early beginnings to the present day. A must see if you are in to football. We took our Australian... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We are American and are not that familiar with all of the U.K. Football heroes or clubs; however, we absolutely loved the layout of this museum. We watch enough Premier League matches to appreciate what we saw. The kids will love all of the interactive exhibits. There is no fee for entry.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The museum does an excellent job of documenting the way the game evolved from its early beginnings to the present day. A must see if you are in to football. We took our Australian son in law to the Museum and he enjoyed the day

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

For those with an interest in football, this is a must visit museum. I am surprised that there is still no admission fee, so you can visit as often as you like and spend a short time, if that is all you have, but return again, as I have done. As well as the long term displays, historical video footage... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The museum does an excellent job of documenting the way the game evolved from its early beginnings to the present day.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A must see if you are in to football. Lots of memorabilia, facts etc., and a great educational experience for children. Refreshments are below standard, could do better

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Took our son and friend for a day out. Very spacious set up. The staff are very friendly and helpful. You can go for free but there are a few attractions which attract a fee (£10 unlimited ticket). This gives you as many go's on the penalty shootout, lights reactions and many more. We spent approx. 4 hours here and... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I was surprised at how much we all enjoyed this place. There is so much to see and lots of interactive stuff. A really great day out. Will definately return.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

I didn't think much of Manchester as a city. There's not much to see in this old industrial city. However in a city dominated by 2 heavyweights of English football its pretty apt that it's home to the national football museum. Free entry first and foremost. With a small charge for exhibition. There is also the options of the sporting... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

On the whole, it's a great museum, but it's frustrating that the penalty shoot out costs £5. I have to be honest - it puts me off going as I don't want the arguments with the kids over why they can't both have a go. We do use the cafe and the play area outside quite often though which are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

An hour spare in the city, I've walked past a lot of times, so today I decided to go in. At £3 donation it's cheap as chips so no worries there. It's a very modern building with several floors of football memorabilia and lots of interactive displays. There are other things inside there that do cost money, like football challenges... More 

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Additional Information about National Football Museum

Address: 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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