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National Football Museum, Manchester

(4/5 based on 2,200+ reviews on the web)
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. Plan to visit National Football Museum and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Manchester attractions using our Manchester vacation builder.
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  • I took my nephews for a day out we're all football fans of various teams and this day did not disappoint it was very interesting. I would definatley recommend a visit. 
  • I myself am not a football lover but I went along as my partner is. I was shocked with the amount of history and throughly enjoyed myself. I would definitely recommend visiting! 
  • A must visit for all football fans. Lots of memorabillia & really interesting exhibits. Staff are helpful & very willing to chat about football. It is free entry but they ask for a donation so you pay...  more »
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  • Surprisingly good place to spend an hour or so, even if you only have limited interests in football (soccer). Lots of interactive exhibitions and activities, although some you need to pay extra for. Entry is free but there is a recommended donation amount.
  • Great if you are a football fan. Children friendly and plenty for then to do. Lots of football memorabilia on three floors. Nice environment
  • You need at least 2-3 hours to get a decent tour of this place. Some items are just space fillers but there are real treasures there and interactive stuff to learn new things. Recommended for every football fan.
  • It's free! Absolutely loads to see, even if you don't like football. Massively interactive for kids, nostalgia for adults. Buy reasonably priced tickets to play the supervised games and score points. Easy walking distance from the car parks and tram and in the city centre.
  • Great place if you're a football lover and nice place too even if you aren't! Free ping pong and handcrafting. Very dynamic and interactive. Good for going with children. Fun to explore.