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“Great Place for football fans”

National Football Museum
Ranked #27 of 201 things to do in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Lockers / storage, Activities for young children, Baby buggy parking, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 6 April 2018

If you or someone you know loves football, here's a place that is must visit. Has lot of history showing how this game has changed over the years. Lots of memorabilia from many stars and from teams from all over.

Thank Robmad45
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Rachel A, Marketing & Communications Coordinator at National Football Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Hi, thanks for leaving us a good review! Glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you back to the Museum again soon.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

As my son is a football fanatic thought we would visit while we were in town. Glad we did - it’s a really nice place with interesting and diverse exhibits. The entry is free which is always a bonus but we were happy to go with the suggested £3 per person donation as it is a charity and we even signed the gift aid form to boost if or them. We spent about an hour or so but if you spend time on each exhibit you can easily while away 2-3 hours. There were even penalty shoot out and goalkeeping competitions for the younger ones. Well worth a visit for any lover Of the game whatever age.

Thank Cleggyb
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Great place to visit, from many years ago until the present day just to see and watch how the game started and how its transformed. A little for every fan.

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Rachel A, Marketing & Communications Coordinator at National Football Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Hi John, thanks for leaving us a great review. We're glad you enjoyed the history aspect to the Museum, as it's something we're really proud of. Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

What a place for nostalgia. Brilliant for a middle aged man like me viewing photos and memorabilia from my childhood and from my fathers childhood. Being able to bring to life the stories of football as it was to my 9 year old. Truly a fantastic place.

Thank knittingaway
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Rachel A, Marketing & Communications Coordinator at National Football Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Hi, thanks for leaving a good review. We're glad we could evoke some nostalgia in you! Hope to welcome you back to the Museum soon.

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Every and anything you wanted to know about sports in the UK. It is right next to the stadium, close to the train. Well worth the trip.

Thank BillyBiii
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Rachel A, Marketing & Communications Coordinator at National Football Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Hi Billy, thanks for the review - hope you enjoyed your visit!

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