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“great if you are a footy fan!”

National Football Museum
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US$16.40*
and up
Manchester Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #13 of 189 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: Baby buggy parking, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 21 August 2014

Took a photo with the Barclays premier league trophy. You have to pay for it but worth it. Free admission they just as you make a donation.

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Reviewed 20 August 2014

There were tons of free interactive display, especially for the children to fiddle with. It contains quite a comprehensive history of football, from the beginning of the FA to the latest team jerseys and tactics. It covers English football and also world football. Quite an interesting museum even for someone who has no interest in football.

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Reviewed 20 August 2014

I went to the FA museum with my husband and our disabled son. The staff from when we entered to when we left were friendly and hlepful. The museum itself is very accessible. The exhibits are brilliant, some were interactive and there were also videos to watch. It is free to get in , they ask for a donation as you go in and you can buy credits to play on the interactive displays. There is also a shop and a cafe. The shop itself is worth a visit. All in all a brilliant day out and we would definitely visit again.

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FootballMusem, Marketing & Communications Assistant at National Football Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2014

Thank you for taking time to leave us a review and it's great to hear that you all had a fantastic day. I'll pass on your compliments to our team and it's also really good to get such good feedback on the museum's accessibility.

The museum continues to work in close partnership with national football bodies like the FA but is an independent charity supported by the generosity of our visitors and our funders.

We hope you get the chance to visit again soon and thank you again for your five star review!

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Reviewed 19 August 2014

A free museum that is all soccer, (football) You don't need to spend a lot of time to realize how much went into putting this hallowed hall together. Great for kids with interactive displays as well. Right down the road from the Manchester Cathedral and near many nice restaurants. A nice souvenir shop is attached with all you need for good fan to take home.

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FootballMusem, Marketing & Communications Assistant at National Football Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2014

Thanks for the five star review and fantastic to hear we could be such a great part of your visit to the city.

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Reviewed 19 August 2014

We took our 10 and 12 year old grandchildren here. The entrance is free and there were enough exhibitions to keep all of us happy. (even those of us with limited interest in football!)

I found that the extra costs were rather high ie £5 to shoot some penalties and I am afraid that 'pester power' lost out that day

It was nevertheless a good 2 hours spent with the children

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FootballMusem, Marketing & Communications Assistant at National Football Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2014

Thank you for visiting and for telling us about your visit - we always like to hear that everyone was kept happy! We've just launched a Football Plus+ Season Ticket to offer great yearly value on our interactive games to visitors - information can be found on our website or just ask a member of staff on your next visit who would be happy tell you about it. Thanks again for your feedback.

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