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“A must for a football fan”

National Football Museum
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Manchester Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #27 of 196 things to do in Manchester
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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: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift, Lockers / storage, Baby buggy parking, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 9 September 2013

We thought that we would just pop in to have a look around whilst we were in Manchester. 2 hours later we emerged from the Football Museum!
There is a lot of information and there is some hands on entertainment for the children (and adults!).

Thank Jillian4873
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

As a football fan with a good amount of knowledge I wasn't sure what I'd get out of a visit here, but the content is very mixed at pitched at various levels, so there is something for everyone. Lots of fascinating items and, if you've got kids with you, the interactive content is excellent. Some of the interactive stuff is chargeable but it's still a good experience even if you don't do any of that.

Thank Lorna W
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

I've always been a football fan and I've visited a few football museums around the world, the National Football Museum in Manchester is surely among the best of them. Lots of interesting parts of football history from all over the globe, mainly from English teams.

Thank Aloizio
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FootballMusem, Marketing Assistant at National Football Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2013

Great review, always good to hear that we've come out amongst the best in the world. Hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 7 September 2013

I am not mad on football, but did find the museum interesting. Lots of memorabilia, history of the game, old kits - it is informative and educational even if football is not your passion. The interactive bits are good fun - our 9 year old enjoyed those. Definitely recommend a visit.

Thank Joy S
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

Excellent museum for football lovers, great historical account very well laid out with some great memorabilia
Location in city centre is easy to get to, time well spent when visiting Manchester

Thank Din138
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