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National Football Museum

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Address: Cathedral Gardens | Urbis Building, Manchester M4 3BG, England
Phone Number: 441616058200
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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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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Loved the games

Came here with the kids and they loved it. Ages 5 an 7 so they loved the current players tops and pics. The older players am stuff didnt really interest them but kept them going... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Frizington
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Frizington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Came here with the kids and they loved it. Ages 5 an 7 so they loved the current players tops and pics. The older players am stuff didnt really interest them but kept them going. They loved the little gsmes they played tho and i bought more credits for them to play a few more times. Good day out for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a great place all football related for the desering footy fan it is worth a visit if you in Manchester

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Children enjoyed the activities, although it isn't free by any means. You can spend a couple of hours in here but be prepared to spend some money. Lots of memorabilia to see for avid football fans but 6 and 7 year olds not really interested.

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Wirksworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Saw this place and thought ok let's go and have a look when got inside was great loads of things inside from all years of the beautiful game spent about 1 hour walking round nice staff who work there very helpful if you ask about anything nice little gift shop on way out you can get something to eat and... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a nice change to go through some of the history of football. It is very England football team orientated and could not even find reference to my team, Aston Villa, winning the European Cup back in 1982. Other than that there were some good little stories to be read. Overall very good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A good days activity being free entry. You are expect ed to sonate though. Some great Collection of legends both regarding players and Manager are foundation here. I would recommend it and Arndale center as well as cathedral in near proximity.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are a football fanatic and in the Manchester area, then this is a must visit. The memorabilia is awesome, the facts and figures will amuse you. There are even facilities to try your skill against, something for all ages. Could have spent a whole day there, but only had a few hours available, will try to go back... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Came across this place by accident, my son the footy fan adored it, having his picture taken with the FA cup and then playing some of the football games, passed a very enjoyable couple of hours.

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Hamilton Parish, Bermuda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

For fans of English football, this is a must see. Historical and informative, it comprehensively covers all things football-related in a very modern and inviting space.

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FootballMusem, Marketing & Communications Assistant at National Football Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and for recommending us Carlos! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The building was nice , near to Victoria station. I was not a football fan , but I enjoyed it. Lots of interactive games, it didn't feel like you are in museum.

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