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National Football Museum

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Address: Cathedral Gardens | Urbis Building, Manchester M4 3BG, England
Phone Number:
+44 161 605 8200
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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Bit later came hear when first open was a lovely day out why we was In town .. top floor had some thing you can write on and post in box found it funny but must go place when in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I took my nephews for a day out we're all football fans of various teams and this day did not disappoint it was very interesting. I would definatley recommend a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I myself am not a football lover but I went along as my partner is. I was shocked with the amount of history and throughly enjoyed myself. I would definitely recommend visiting!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A must visit for all football fans. Lots of memorabillia & really interesting exhibits. Staff are helpful & very willing to chat about football. It is free entry but they ask for a donation so you pay what you think is fair.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Bit later came hear when first open was a lovely day out why we was In town .. top floor had some thing you can write on and post in box found it funny but must go place when in Manchester

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Thank Kerry R
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took the grandsons for a day out during the Christmas schooll holidays. There were things for them to look out for on the tour and games for them to play as they wwent through the different exhibits. Being football nut for 60 years I enjoyed it as well>

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having my interest stirred as a result of the breakfast meeting I had attended in the building - I took my partner for a Saturday afternoon visit. The staff were amazing the knowledge shown by a young lady named Francesca and the very diligent Karen Marshall made turned our visit into less of a tour and more of an interactive... More 

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Thank Rose C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having visited Manchester many times we have never come to the museum. It is fantastic and a must see for any football fans. It is interactive and we enjoyed every minute of it.

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Trnava Region, Slovakia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing football collection, it was really interesting to see a lot of informations about football history

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Thank DavidSchmidt19
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great value and loss of differing football memorabilia to see across many generations. Opportunity to have picture taken with FA Cup and Premiership trophy not to be missed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum has tons of fantastic items. When I went it had a world cup exhibition on which was crammed full of interesting things As it's free it has to be a place to see for any football fan visiting Manchester

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