National Football Museum, Manchester

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The ball from the 1996 World Cup final, Maradona’s "Hand of God" shirt, and the game’s first handwritten rule book are just a few of the special objects displayed at National Football Museum, which holds a collection of over 140,000 items. Located at the heart of the city, the site attracts die-hard followers of the game as well as casual tourists. Join a guided tour for an insightful look at the museum’s impressive collection, paying tribute to the game’s greatest players, teams, and coaches. Discover the secret stories behind some of the world’s best-known soccer items, beloved and revered by fans from around the world. Check online for special events, parties, and family activities. Planning Manchester trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
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  • Had A brilliant time in the national football museum it's free to enter but they ask if you like to make a donation. I had my photograph taken with both the real FA And League cups  more »
  • An interesting visit and some great things to see but all seemed a little manufactured and trying too hard. Free to enter but you are asked to make a donation which I couldn't believe with the amount ...  more »
  • Well worth a visit, lots to do and free entry . Some amazing artifacts if you have an interest in the beautiful game.  more »
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  • If you don't have kids, this is a great place to visit during school time. Outside of that, be prepared to queue. The exhibits are interesting and well presented. The "paid for" activities are variable. Some are fun, others are a bit pointless.
  • Great place, free admission or donation. Well worth a visit if you are visiting Manchester. A fantastic insight into the world of football. Great interactive games for both Kids & Adults. Great memorabilia on show.
  • I get that it is a museum but everything in this place was incredibly old. I was expecting more exhibits related to the modern game. Honestly the entrance is the best bit with the football walk of fame, premier league and FA cup trophies, club shirts etc. The rest was just a huge bunch of old relics like matchday programs, footballs, referee's whistles, hundreds of trophies for cups that don't exist anymore all cluttered around aimlessly. I guess it's free so you can't complain.
  • Great place for football/soccer fans, but also, pretty great for those who aren't. There's a lot going on, excellent interactive exhibits, and pop-up events. Recommended.
  • such a good place for the likes of me and my friends i was raised up as a kid by football it will always be in my heart and i have learned so much more about the game by coming here

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