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National Football Museum, Manchester

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Specialty Museum
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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  • Took my 2 boys (age 11 & 8) here today. It was a fab trip and would highly recommend it. Good interactive displays which are great for kids. It worth paying the extra to do get the photos with the tro...  more »
  • This was my second visit here. The first having been in May 2014 and enough has changed in that time to make another visit interesting. Any football fan in the area would enjoy I'm sure.  more »
  • We took my son and he absolutely loved it. He loves doing the penalties and enjoyed the skills half hour.  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.