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“Good for all the family” 4 of 5 stars
Review of National Football Museum

National Football Museum
Cathedral Gardens | Urbis Building, Manchester M4 3BG, England
0161 6058200
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Ranked #17 of 120 attractions in Manchester
Type: Specialty Museums
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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.
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“Good for all the family”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

We came here as this was somewhere that was sure to interest our teenage son, which it did. Mum & Dad enjoyed it as well as there is something for people of all ages. A real bonus is that admission is free although a donation of £4 is suggested. We also went in the cafe, which offered a reasonable variety of food; the home made sausage rolls were very tasty.

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“Fabulous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

A very new museum with free entrance that interested one football fanatic and one not so. Very different ways of displaying artefacts. Well worth a 90 minute visit

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“Football fans must visit.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

This was the best hour and a half you can ever spend in a City Centre for free. (although it was that good I did pay the £4 voluntary donation). Great for all members of the family from 5 to 95. Spaced over 4 floors with some fantastic interactive stuff for the kids(and Dad's) plus videos, commentaries, quizzes, the lot. Situated next door to the Manchester Arena, If you have a ticket for a concert get there early and pop into this Museum first, You come out feeling good, well worth a visit.

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“Great day out, beautiful building”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Great day out, we went with our family of 6 which included 3 teenage girls who are not in the slightest bit interested in football, however they enjoyed the whole experience and joined in the activities. My husband is a wheelchair user and this museum is very accessible and a great day out for all.

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“Great for football fans”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

We passed an hour at the museum but I think this is more suited to families as theres lots of interactive activities for the kids

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