National Football Museum

National Football Museum The National Football Museum is home to the biggest and best collection of football stories in the world. Open Thursday - Sunday 1000am-4pm. Tickets and time slots can be booked online.
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10/09/2020
National Football Museum

Just two days until the Premier League returns... ๐Ÿฅณ

Our Object of the Week is the infamous Liverpool FC beach ball, renowned for its role in a Darren Bent goal at the Stadium of Light.
Since the last touch was from the beach ball, it has to go down as an own goal and a Darren Bent assist, surely?

Find out more about the fabled inflatable in our feature: www.nationalfootballmuseum.com/collectionsnews/object-week-beach-ball-caused-goal/

Heatwave ๐Ÿค PL anniversary
Beach ball

Just one of the stories behind eleven of our favourite Premier League objects. Learn more in our First XI YouTube series, or see it in person on the Play Gallery.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmEIDgtiO_8

Born on this day, Gary Speed. Title winner at Leeds United, fan favourite at Everton, Newcastle United, Bolton Wanderers...
08/09/2020

Born on this day, Gary Speed. Title winner at Leeds United, fan favourite at Everton, Newcastle United, Bolton Wanderers and Sheffield United. Most importantly, an incredible man. ๐Ÿ™

We were honoured to present Gary's Hall of Fame award to his parents, Roger and Carol, back in 2017.

www.nationalfootballmuseum.com/halloffame/gary-speed/

Looking to celebrate the Three Lions' glorious football history?Check out our England football team on the World Stage e...
05/09/2020

Looking to celebrate the Three Lions' glorious football history?

Check out our England football team on the World Stage exhibition, on permanent display in the Match Gallery. Don't worry, we've nothing from Euro 2016... ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ™ˆ http://bit.ly/nfm-explore

A very happy 50th birthday to the waistcoated wonder, England football team boss Gareth Southgate.Gareth didn't wear one...
03/09/2020

A very happy 50th birthday to the waistcoated wonder, England football team boss Gareth Southgate.

Gareth didn't wear one when he visited us last year, but we love him all the same. He popped in to see our exhibition on England's 1000th game, as well as our updated England on the World Stage display.

You can see some of the most prized objects in Three Lions history - including, of course, the Jules Rimet - in our permanent Match Gallery exhibition.

www.nationalfootballmuseum.com/tickets

Our transfer dealings so far this summer:๐Ÿ†• Marcus Rashford banner๐Ÿ†• Wolverhampton Wanderers FC BLM shirt๐Ÿ“ Strip! extensio...
03/09/2020

Our transfer dealings so far this summer:

๐Ÿ†• Marcus Rashford banner
๐Ÿ†• Wolverhampton Wanderers FC BLM shirt
๐Ÿ“ Strip! extension

See them all in action, Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm:
www.nationalfootballmuseum.com/tickets

02/09/2020

This week's Sporting Memories session, as chosen by the group, is all about footballers behaving badly. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ Our quiz looks at those players who have found themselves in a spot of bother. It's nowhere near as daunting as Big Dunc.

Have a pop at it here: www.nationalfootballmuseum.com/age-friendly-home/

"The people who matter the most are the ones who come through the turnstiles."Born #OnThisDay, the man who lived and bre...
02/09/2020

"The people who matter the most are the ones who come through the turnstiles."

Born #OnThisDay, the man who lived and breathed Liverpool FC. transforming them into one of Europe's great footballing institutions. The legendary Bill Shankly.

www.nationalfootballmuseum.com/halloffame/bill-shankly/

#OnThisDay in 2001...๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช1โƒฃ-5โƒฃ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟSo the Germans might have four World Cups to our one, and three Euros to our none, bu...
01/09/2020

#OnThisDay in 2001...
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช1โƒฃ-5โƒฃ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ

So the Germans might have four World Cups to our one, and three Euros to our none, but did they ever score five past us on our own turf in a qualifier?

We do love a blue England football team kit. ๐Ÿ’™This 1956 shirt may look rather simple compared to the 2020 equivalent, bu...
01/09/2020

We do love a blue England football team kit. ๐Ÿ’™

This 1956 shirt may look rather simple compared to the 2020 equivalent, but Umbro's 'Continental' style - V-neck and short sleeves - was a game-changer on these shores.

Find out more in Strip! Online: nationalfootballmuseumstrip.com/the-development-of-the-football-strip-part-3/

Great to see our friends at People's History Museum are back underway today! ๐Ÿ™ŒPlanning a visit? You can book time slot u...
01/09/2020

Great to see our friends at People's History Museum are back underway today! ๐Ÿ™Œ

Planning a visit? You can book time slot up to four weeks in advance online: https://bit.ly/3g8Yiri

31/08/2020
National Football Museum

If you've got some time on your hands this Bank Holiday, you could get stuck into some football-themed craft activities, using everyday objects from around the house!

Lift your own tinfoil trophy, design mini origami shirts, build your own table football pitch and much more in our series of how-to videos:
https://www.nationalfootballmuseum.com/communities/stayathome/

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=225031221909579&extid=mbuN4TqQqBhC8Grn

Up for the cup? Why not make your very own in the comfort of your home! ๐Ÿ†

Every week, we want you to get stuck in with one of our new craft activities. Join Sam from our Communities team and make yourself a gleaming trophy using everyday objects. Don't forget to share your silverware with us on here or on Twitter at @FootballMuseum or @NFM_Learn!

A friendly reminder that we're not open today, so please don't turn up to our 'ticket office'. ๐Ÿ™‚You can, however, book t...
31/08/2020

A friendly reminder that we're not open today, so please don't turn up to our 'ticket office'. ๐Ÿ™‚

You can, however, book tickets and time slots for your visit up to two months in advance online! Find out more below:

www.nationalfootballmuseum.com/tickets

Which team has historically produced the better kits: Liverpool FC or Arsenal?Shirt impresario Phil Delves chose to back...
30/08/2020

Which team has historically produced the better kits: Liverpool FC or Arsenal?

Shirt impresario Phil Delves chose to back the Reds from a young age - but did his Gunners-supporting brother get one over on him in the shirt stakes?

Find out in his Strip! My First Kit piece:
nationalfootballmuseumstrip.com/my-first-kit-phil-delves/

A reminder that the museum is currently open from Thursday to Sunday, so won't be open on Bank Holiday Monday.You can bo...
30/08/2020

A reminder that the museum is currently open from Thursday to Sunday, so won't be open on Bank Holiday Monday.

You can book your tickets and time slots ahead of your visit here:
www.nationalfootballmuseum.com/tickets

If you've not maintained your match sharpness during lockdown, this could be the activity for you. โšฝPick out the perfect...
30/08/2020

If you've not maintained your match sharpness during lockdown, this could be the activity for you. โšฝ

Pick out the perfect ball in our Pass Master challenge, included with your ticket.

www.nationalfootballmuseum.com/tickets

The best kits never worn in the Charity Shield.๐Ÿฌ Liverpool FC featured in both 1989 and 1990, but wore their grey change...
29/08/2020

The best kits never worn in the Charity Shield.

๐Ÿฌ Liverpool FC featured in both 1989 and 1990, but wore their grey change shirt on both occasions.

๐ŸŒ Arsenal's bruised banana was denied an appearance in the 1991 fixture, as the red home shirts didn't clash with Spurs' white kit.

www.nationalfootballmuseum.com/whatson/strip

Did you know that there wasn't always an outright winner of the Charity Shield?The trophy was shared on 11 occasions - i...
29/08/2020

Did you know that there wasn't always an outright winner of the Charity Shield?

The trophy was shared on 11 occasions - including in 1965, when league champs Manchester United drew 2-2 with FA Cup winners Liverpool FC at Wembley. The players, including a 19-year-old George Best, got their own scaled-down plaques to take home with them.

Only in 1974 did the annual fixture become a formal tie between league champions and FA Cup holders at Wembley Stadium. That year's game also featured, for the first time, a penalty shootout to settle the result outright. Liverpool emerged victorious, beating Leeds United 6-5 on penalties in a particularly fiery and riveting contest.

However, this proved to be something of a one-off, as the Shield was shared again in the traditional manner from 1977 onwards. Only in 1993 did penalties make their return; now, the Charity Shield is won by one team and one team only.

Think you know the Charity Shield? ๐Ÿ›กHave a pop at this week's Sporting Memories quiz, all about the annual curtain-raise...
29/08/2020

Think you know the Charity Shield? ๐Ÿ›ก

Have a pop at this week's Sporting Memories quiz, all about the annual curtain-raiser. Ten questions on famous fights, goalkeeper goals and last-gasp winners...

www.nationalfootballmuseum.com/age-friendly-home/

Celebrating #ManchesterPride online this weekend? ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆDue to social distancing measures, we can't take you on a physical...
29/08/2020

Celebrating #ManchesterPride online this weekend? ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ

Due to social distancing measures, we can't take you on a physical LGBT+ tour of the galleries. However, you can join Lois for a virtual version, any time you like via Insta Stories.

www.instagram.com/stories/nationalfootballmuseum

Born on this day, Liverpool FC skipper Emlyn Hughes. The 'Crazy Horse' who led the Reds to domestic and European success...
28/08/2020

Born on this day, Liverpool FC skipper Emlyn Hughes. The 'Crazy Horse' who led the Reds to domestic and European success throughout the seventies.

#NFMHallOfFame

Born on this day, one of the game's greatest one-club men and Bolton's favourite son. Bolton Wanderers' all-time top sco...
27/08/2020

Born on this day, one of the game's greatest one-club men and Bolton's favourite son. Bolton Wanderers' all-time top scorer, Nat Lofthouse.

The forward scored 255 league goals for his hometown team, but none were more important than the brace he netted in the 1958 FA Cup Final, securing the first (and only) silverware of his 21-year playing career at Burnden Park.

www.nationalfootballmuseum.com/halloffame/nat-lofthouse/

We're sure your dog is ace and cute and everything, but it didn't discover football's most prized trophy by the wheel of...
26/08/2020

We're sure your dog is ace and cute and everything, but it didn't discover football's most prized trophy by the wheel of a car.

Meet Pickles, recipient of medals from the National Canine Defence League and the World Cup Collectors Club. ๐Ÿ…

#InternationalDogDay

Football shirt aficionados: what's the most niche jersey you have in your collection? ๐Ÿ’ŽPics or we don't believe you. #ST...
26/08/2020

Football shirt aficionados: what's the most niche jersey you have in your collection? ๐Ÿ’Ž

Pics or we don't believe you. #STRIP

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Chicago Horizons 1980-81
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Kaiser Chiefs 1992-93
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Nagoya Grampus Eight 1996-98

Seeking refuge from the weather this week? ๐ŸŒงWe're open from Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Book your tickets and time ...
26/08/2020

Seeking refuge from the weather this week? ๐ŸŒง

We're open from Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Book your tickets and time slots online:

nationalfootballmuseum.com/tickets

"A car drove past and the driver wound down his window, calling out โ€˜Cantonaโ€™s just been sold to Man U!โ€™. I had no idea ...
25/08/2020

"A car drove past and the driver wound down his window, calling out โ€˜Cantonaโ€™s just been sold to Man U!โ€™. I had no idea what he was on about, but his tone told me it was bad news."

Read all about Simon Brown's first Leeds United kits from the following 'wilderness years' in his My First Kit feature:

nationalfootballmuseumstrip.com/my-first-kit-simon-brown-leeds-united-fan

Bonjour, Premier League. ๐Ÿ‘‹ On this day in 1992, Leeds United's Eric Cantona scored the competition's first ever hat-tric...
25/08/2020

Bonjour, Premier League. ๐Ÿ‘‹ On this day in 1992, Leeds United's Eric Cantona scored the competition's first ever hat-trick, destroying Spurs 5-0 at Elland Road. He would go on to become one of the competition's greatest players and characters.

https://www.nationalfootballmuseum.com/halloffame/eric-cantona/

Address

Cathedral Gardens
Manchester
M4 3BG

The National Football Museum is a 2 minute walk from Manchester Victoria train station and Metrolink stop. A bus stop (code NJ) is directly outside the museum, used by many services including the free city centre metroshuttle service, no 2. See http://www.nationalfootballmuseum.com/plan-your-visit/how-to-get-here for more on how to reach the museum.

Opening Hours

Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:30 - 16:00
Saturday 11:00 - 16:00
Sunday 11:00 - 16:00

Telephone

0161 605 8200

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When will the museum be reopening. Hopefully it will be soon as I miss coming in and having a laugh with the team. Can't wait to see you all again to all the Team at the football museum stay safe and see you soon
I miss this place lots and just coming in and having a bit of banter with the staff. Hope everyone is safe and well during this tough time. Can't wait till the museum reopens and we can all resume our usual banter
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I brought my elderly father to museum last week - had an excellent tour led by Laura . She was really knowledgeable on football and altered tour a bit to take into account team that most of us supported . Would highly recommend a visit and will return when next in Manchester
My family and I were humbled to spend a short amount of time talking to this highly decorated soldier yesterday ! Although he was telling us a football related story about his time in the Army and although he was smiling as he spoke his eyes were like a window to his soul. Iโ€™m sure today for him and many others is a bitter reminder of all they sacrificed for us to have a future. Sending love to Doug and all the heroes of war โค๏ธ
Disappointing that you charge in now. Used to enjoy visiting with my son - we often bought a few items in the shop too. I wonder how the visitors from Preston in particular feel......
I am a big football fan, so you know, I just had to see this museum with my wife.George Best is in my opinion the best player in the world and what? A perfect surprise! We welcome George at the entrance to the museum! I recomend them if you will in Manchesterโšฝ๏ธ๐Ÿ’ช.
George Best by Irish Artist Joe O'Connor (right) with Karl Mullen (left) Irish Republic Rugby Captain triple winner. Karl Mullen opened the exhibition in Dublin, for Joe
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My girl has designed a kit for the Lionesses. It has hands holding the trophy, fireworks and England written at the bottom. ๐Ÿ˜
Very disappointed that I'm being essentially punished for not living in Manchester. My nephew was wanting to visit but it would not cost us ยฃ30 which I cant justify, when train fare to York is cheaper and free entry into Railway museum. Shouldn't be able to let people who live in Manchester for free and charge others. It should be free or charge for everyone. Not fair on those who dont live in Manchester.
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