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National Football Museum

Cathedral Gardens | Urbis Building, Manchester M4 3BG, England
+44 161 605 8200
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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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  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fa cup” (143 reviews)
“world cup” (135 reviews)
“penalty shoot” (126 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Cathedral Gardens | Urbis Building, Manchester M4 3BG, England
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+44 161 605 8200
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Treated my boyfriend for his birthday and he had an ace day. He wanted to go for a while and we left the baby with family and I took him. No q to get in and the prices were alright 2.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Being the national football museum I had greater expectations on what I would find inside. It is worth the visit if you are in Manchester but I wouldn't recommend traveling across the UK just for this.

Thank Marcelo V
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you're a football (soccer) fan then this is definitely worth a visit if you're in Manchester. There's lots of memorabilia, and the history of how the game got started and the rule changes over the years was quite interesting I thought. There's also a...More

Thank jayaims
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This museum, to be honest, it's not one of my favorite of Manchester, but deserve a visit anyway, even if you are not a football fan. The building is great, most of it, it's glass and the shape it's really unusual. Also the lift it's...More

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 5 days ago

The building is a gem. Especially the elevator is the highlight of the structure. The museum itself is rather predictable, but that's my personal taste. More important is that hundreds of school kids were enjoying themselves. In the end, they are the future of the...More

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a free to visit muesuem but to be honest I'd be happy to pay in. There a few activities you can pay for which the kids enjoyed. You could spend hours there if you read and listen to everything.

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

On a recent trip to Manchester me and my girlfriend visited the Football Museum and throughly enjoyed looking at everything football, saw some great stuff from the past.Then finally enjoyed the penalty shootout against a virtual goalkeeper. It's a great way tho spend a couple...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent except very little on Scottish Football . Friendly people good Cafe . Good for families with kids as it is free .

Thank Tim S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a huge building of 4 floors yet they really have nothing much inside. I thought it would be more interesting since i'm a huge football fan. You can pay it a quicl visit since it's for free anyway

Thank moeafifi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved it here, defenitly a most for any football fan really interesting. Something great for the kids to learn some fantastic history...

Thank Kirsty W
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Robboi
16 September 2017|
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Response from Fufferfly | Reviewed this property |
Better parking elsewhere.Lots of parking at metro station and so easy on the tram. Victoria station next door to museum. As I said before, museum fantastic but do not eat there. Expensive rubbish. Lots of better places. Sure... More
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joannejackson865
17 August 2017|
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Response from James F | Reviewed this property |
There is an entrance fee in the form of a donation which you decide and goes toward activities such as your photo with the Premier League and FA Cup Trophies. The Football Walk of Fame is outside and there is no fee... More
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Anthony M
23 July 2017|
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Response from Bárbara S | Reviewed this property |
The easiest way is to catch the tram from Old Trafford to Piccadilly Gardens. You will pay £4,50 and it is possible to use it all day long.
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