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“Better than it was” 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 #21 of 317 things to do in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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“Better than it was”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Reluctantly went to museum as I am a PNE fan and so was aggrieved that we lost it from deep dale However, they seem to have more things to look at now and there are staff around to ask for help. Free admission but they rightly ask for a donation. Good history lesson for younger fans

Visited September 2013
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“football finds its home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

great museum in the centre of town in the iconic urbis building, the long awaited opening of the national football museum didn't disappoint, great exhibitions for followers of the beautiful game, all free, although if you have kids with you there is still opportunities for them to fleece you in the interactive zone, where you can take penalties against a life size cgi goalie. Well worth a visit

Visited May 2013
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FootballMusem, Marketing Assistant at National Football Museum, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Thanks for your feedback! We're always looking into how to offer the best value for the Football+ games and we hope they offer an extra fun thing to do in a free museum. Great to hear you really enjoyed the museum overall! See you again soon.
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“Only if you really really like football”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

Good day out but really only for the football fanatic. Had a little to
Much world history for me. Would have liked to see more on uk teams seeing as it is a national football museum. Loved the top floor with the fashion. Because money really didnt give some of them any dress sense

Visited August 2013
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FootballMusem, Marketing Assistant at National Football Museum, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Thank you for your review. Great to hear you really enjoyed the Strike a Pose exhibition. The majority of the first and second halves are dedicated to the history of the national game and we hope there is something for every fan and non-fan alike. We take a look at the Global Game as well to recognise the international importance of a game that began in England and we hope that this appeals all our visitors both locally and internationally.
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“Maybe the best freebie out there.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

A fantastic free footy museum with a huge selection of interactive stuff to do. Even for an old dude like myself, had a great and interesting time there. This place is a must for footy fans, especially kids who can easily spend the whole day if they want to do everything. After visiting the museum, one can observe British kids hanging in the park outside doing poppers, smoking cannabis and using foul language, which is equally interesting for small town people like myself.

Visited August 2013
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FootballMusem, Marketing Assistant at National Football Museum, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Thank you for your five star review. Glad to hear you enjoyed the museum so much and the extra culture on display outside the museum as well!
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“Stuff of Legends....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Fabulous time at the National Football Museum. Great attraction. An excellent blend of historical and modern day items and issues, and the optional interactive activities are a superb addition. Surprisingly, the cafe is reasonably priced too which is a bonus.

Visited August 2013
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FootballMusem, Marketing Assistant at National Football Museum, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Thanks for your great review. Great to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of your experience here at the museum. Hope to see you again soon!
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