Trip Planner:   Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Greater Manchester  /  Manchester  /  Museums  /  National Football Museum
National Football Museum, Manchester
(4/5 based on 2,000+ 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.
Create a full Manchester itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Manchester

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Manchester by other users

3 days in Manchester BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in Europe BY A USER FROM MEXICO April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in United Kingdom & Dublin BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Manchester, Liverpool & London BY A USER FROM GERMANY January, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in United Kingdom, Paris & Barcelona BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 20 days in United Kingdom & Dublin BY A USER FROM FRANCE May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in London, Manchester & Edinburgh BY A USER FROM THAILAND December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 35 days in United Kingdom & Paris BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 37 days in United Kingdom & Paris BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 41 days in United Kingdom & Paris BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA December, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 2 days in Manchester BY A USER FROM THAILAND December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Manchester BY A USER FROM JORDAN February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • In the middle of the city centre in an architecturally very attractive mehrstöckigem building is this Museum, which might be the most important of its kind worldwide. On 3 floors (the 4th was closed, but otherwise used for educational events) you can admire countless Austellungstücke: historical trading cards and other merchandise, jerseys, machines (!) and toys on the theme of football, cups, of course countless photos, the development of the equipment (shoes, balls), interesting flics and more. For the little ones, there's even a kindergarten, as far as recognizable lovingly maintained by two kindergarten teachers, for the large, there is a State of the art door with an electronic gate keepers and measure the speed of the shot, outdoor is interspersed a "walk of fame" with portraits of famous footballers in the pavement, very nice cafe, fan shop... and my personal highlight was the current special exhibition for the World Cup 1966 (England - Germany) for the 50th anniversary of this memorable final : Great arranged and extremely exciting, informative and entertaining. In short, Clear recommendation and a must for any fan of King football.
    View original
  • If you are in too football and in the area, it will take you a couple of hours every mans dream with trophies an memobilla 
  • lots of information on a number of floors - there is a lift up to each of the floors, and also steps - receptionist was quite forceful when she explained a £3 donation for each visitor would be welcom...  more »
Google
  • 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.