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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  • An informative museum. We liked holding the cups for the FA and premier league, the slot machines, the penalty shootout and the brass rubbings. The staff were very friendly and helpful. It would have been good to see more emphasis on women's football as there didn't seem to be any information at all on them.
  • Nice place to spend free day. A lot interesting things. Can take a lot colourful selfies. Have a lift. Also it's for free. Would Manchester have more places like this. Thanks
  • Great building and setup. Took the family here and we really enjoyed the interactive nature of the place. Highly recommended for any football lovers around the world. John
  • I visited during a family day out while in Manchester. I have 2 football mad kids and really it felt like I was dragging them round the place vs them enjoying the experience. If your in Manchester already it is worth a visit. The museum of science and industry is far superior if you are pushed for time so I would skip this place.The experiences are worlds apart.
  • Fantastic experience for kids. Much to see but also to do. Holding Premier league or FA cup, penalty shooting and other skill games.

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