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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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So much to see and its free!

A brilliant place for football nostalgia and fun for all ages, and you don't even have to love football!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Sale Cheshire UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you do love the beautiful game this is the place for you. Floors of interactive exhibits, trophies &memorabilia

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Wallasey, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

we happened to come across it whilst shopping well worth a visit even if you are not a football fan the café was clean and had enough choice the people in the shop and general staff were very helpful

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well, this is not the best one, rather visit any stadium. Many football style activities for kids, but paid - even tough you "donate" 6L at the entrance. Not much to be excited about if you are not really a big fan of teh English football and its history.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We did not really plan to go here but since it was 'on the way' to somewhere else we figured 'why not.' On a positive note, it is free, and while donations are somewhat encouraged, the staff are not at all pushy and happily direct you in without any donation. There are some interesting things inside, such as the premier... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Brought my teenager and young nephews here they absolutely loved it. It's free to in with a small fee of £6 donation they were ecstatic to have their pockets taken with the premiership trophy! Superb way to kill a couple of hours in the city centre. We will be returning

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was advertised free but there tills as you went in with a £4 charge, it also said photos taken however if you didn't have a camera phone this was impossible

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

great new exhibition , 1966 and all that and also the penny arcade is great . If youve visited before this is worth a visit again before the exhibition is over . Some great thenmed goods in the shop too to tie in with the exhibition We now have a world cup willie !

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Thank j2tatum
Philippa D, Marketing Manager at National Football Museum, responded to this review

Hi there. Thanks very much for your review; really glad you enjoyed our 1966 exhibition (which for anyone who wants to know, runs until 23 April 2017) and pleased to hear you now have your very own World Cup Willie! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A brilliant place for football nostalgia and fun for all ages, and you don't even have to love football!

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Isle of Man
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just stopped in for a quick look around and although its free entry you are encourage to make a donation. A donation of £6 will get you a free photo with the premier league and FA Cup trophy which is a nice little extra.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I usually passes by this building as i am Localite of manchester. One day decided to go in and really it was worth spending every single second inside. Football lovers should visit this at least once ..

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Philippa D, Marketing Manager at National Football Museum, responded to this review

Hi; thanks very much for visiting and for your five star review. Glad to hear you made the detour inside! More 

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