The National Football Museum in Manchester, United Kindom, is the biggest museum in the world about the most popular sport on the globe: soccer, also known as football in Great Britain.
Hall of Fame
The first area after the turnstiles is the National Football Museum Hall of Fame, in which the greatest soccer stars are honored. The inductees are chosen each year by a panel that is led by legend Sir Bobby Charlton.
BBC Radio Commentary Collection
On level 1, you can find the archive of football commentary of the British Broadcasting Cooperation (BBC). Here you can listen to legendary or funny radio moments, as well as the five greatest moments of the 92 British league clubs.
The Game-, Players-, Clubs-, and Fan – area
The Game brings you a brief history and also showcases remarkable football artworks from famous artists such as Pablo Picasso and Thomas Webster.
In the Players, you can find information about some of the most popular soccer stars and their lifestyles. In Clubs, you can find a lot of interesting facts about how and why clubs were formed.
How did the match day experience change over the years? What do you wear to the soccer match and what do you eat there? What kind of transport do you use to get to the game? All these questions and more are answered in the Fan – zone of the National Football Museum in Manchester.
Other areas on level 1 include Media, Global Game, Competition and Stadiums.
On level 2, you can find information about the soccer rules and how they have changed over the years, soccer managers and in the Kit-area you see how soccer equipment has changed over the years.
It is also possible to play soccer on level 2: in the Discovery Zone, Under 5-year olds can learn about the beautiful game of soccer and in the Penalty Shoot Out – zone you can show how well you can take a penalty kick. Other areas where you can show your footy skills are Shot Stopper, On the Ball, One-Two and Pass Master.
Level 3, 4, 5 and 6
On the third level of the National Football Museum you can find changing exhibitions. Level 4 is for schools, classes and special activities, while level 5 and 6 are event spaces for team building, breakfast and other activities.
Opening Hours National Football Museum
The National Football Museum in Manchester is open on Monday to Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM and on Sunday from 11 AM to 5 PM. The museum is only a couple of days per year closed: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.