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National Football Museum

Cathedral Gardens | Urbis Building, Manchester M4 3BG, England
+44 161 605 8200
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Needs a few more exhibits. A good start but a little biased towards Manchester United at present... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
South East England
via mobile
If you love football, you cannot miss this!

My friend and I brought her two kids to the NFM in Manchester and we made a day of the visit. Lot... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ale R
Manchester, United Kingdom
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Cathedral Gardens | Urbis Building, Manchester M4 3BG, England
+44 161 605 8200
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Needs a few more exhibits. A good start but a little biased towards Manchester United at present. Lots of space in a good building but more thought needs to be put into some of the arrangements.

Thank Conqueror17
Reviewed 2 days ago

My friend and I brought her two kids to the NFM in Manchester and we made a day of the visit. Lot to watch and to read and a great atmosphere over all. If you are visiting Manchester drop by the NFM, at least for...More

Thank Ale R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So much fun for any age, interactive football games upstairs are the best part! Every football fans dream come true in one building, only objection is why isn't Paul scholes on your walk of fame outside 😳

Thank Ronnie M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Good few hours spent had photo taken with premiership trophy and fa cup before a look round very interesting day

Thank borokev69
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The museum was really interesting and had a lot of information. It had a lot of integrating things to see like a variety of trophies from all leagues. It also had lots of interactive games which would appeal to everybody. Even better that it's free...More

Thank cory d
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fantastic place for all football fans, whether alone or with family/friends. Plenty to see & do, with lots of interactive displays and optional paid activities for football-mad children. Best of all, there's no entrance fee, just a recommended donation of £6 per person. Nice cafe...More

Thank Cheryl P
Reviewed 5 days ago

We came here to kill some time whilst we were waiting to go home and even though I'm not a huge football fan, I found it interesting and insightful. My boyfriend loved the interactive nature of the museum and learning more about one of his...More

Thank Beckiebule
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a free to enter attraction but you can make a donation if you wish. Plenty to see and do and some good interactive exhibits

Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great museum. Well worth a visit for any football fan! Entrance based on donations so is a fairly cheap trip and great for families.

Thank xPandaKingx
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place would have been ideal with only 3-4 floors. It's so big you will get bored after a while...I'm a football fan but got tired after 3 floors..

Thank Oana-Claudia P
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19 April 2017|
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Response from PerthFoody82 | Reviewed this property |
There isn't great parking nearby. Street parking to the back of the building is around 4 quid for an hour from memory.
6 April 2017|
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Response from FootballMusem | Property representative |
Sorry we've only just spotted your question Stephanie, but there are just a couple of blue badge parking spots on the street directly outside Victoria station, that can be used for the museum. Otherwise the main Victoria... More
Bella Z
1 September 2016|
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Response from bacupdave | Reviewed this property |
The other side of M.E.N. Arena in front of H.M.P. Only about £4/5 per day, enjoy your day,