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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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“fa cup” (166 reviews)
“world cup” (141 reviews)
“penalty shoot” (136 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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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"penalty shoot"
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"interactive games"
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"premier league trophy"
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"free entry"
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"worth a visit"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

An excellent and well documented history of the beautiful game, its free to get in but pay the wee bit extra to get your photos with the league and FA Cup as well as the penalty shootout. You can loose a few good hours in...More

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Rachel A, Marketing & Communications Coordinator at National Football Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Kevin, thanks for leaving us a review! Glad you enjoyed your visit to us. Hope to welcome you back to the Museum soon!

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Second time that i visit in the marvelous building the football museum. IT reflects the history of the game with of course a little bit too much accent on British footballl.

Thank Christian F
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We are big football fans and found the attraction very well thought out and extremely interesting. Great for anyone especially families who love footy.

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Rachel A, Marketing & Communications Coordinator at National Football Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi, thanks for leaving us a review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your visit to us and we hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Typical American who loves sports but has no knowledge of Football (soccer). Was interesting to see but most of the exhibits were over my head since I have no knowledge of the sport. I got my picture with the trophies, got to do a few...More

Thank DaSteeler1
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Rachel A, Marketing & Communications Coordinator at National Football Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi, thanks for leaving us a great review. It's good to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Museum, despite not being a football fan!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my second visit and once again it didn’t disappoint. The building is lovely. You can easily spend a couple of hours here.

Thank Anguapaw
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Rachel A, Marketing & Communications Coordinator at National Football Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi, thanks for leaving us a great review. We hope to welcome you back for a third time!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the national football museum and had organised a private guided tour as I was visiting with my dad who is registered blind. Before the visit I had a number of emails and phone conversations with staff which were very positive, the staff clearly...More

Thank Francesca2267
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Rachel A, Marketing & Communications Coordinator at National Football Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Francesca, we're delighted to hear about your positive experience at the Museum. I'll be sure to pass your great comments on to all staff. We'd love to welcome you and your dad back to the Museum soon - thank you!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really good collection for football stuff and a must visit for all football fans when visiting Manchester

Thank dazzafish
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place with so much inspiration for those who may not know anything about football or those who know everything. It was very compact but aptly presented. The shop mainly has things for sale to do with the stronger teams in the premiership rather...More

Thank TheLeopard79
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Rachel A, Marketing & Communications Coordinator at National Football Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi there, thanks for leaving us a review. We'll pass your comments on to the shop team. Hope to welcome you back to the Museum soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my 7 year old son here last year and it was ok but not as good as I thought it would be. The place was free to get in when I went but don't know if they charge now and to say it's free...More

Thank Steven S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is very much well worth a visit, entry is free with donations welcomed and what you get is a very informative and interesting couple of hours. Some great old memorabilia, photos and paintings and we had great fun playing on the old fashioned...More

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elaine900
17 April 2018|
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Response from Cleggyb | Reviewed this property |
It looks like a 10 minute walk - along the river - cross on Blackfriars st the left along Deansgate - head past cathedral and museum on town centre just across from the Printworks Centre.
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katieyap
13 January 2018|
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Response from Jane S | Reviewed this property |
2 hours I would say
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28 September 2017|
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No It's in Manchester City Centre
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