Timeline of the Museum

From 2001 - To Present Day

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    2001

    National Football Museum opens

    National Football Museum opens

    The National Football Museum opens in February 2001 to public and media acclaim.

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    2002

    First Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony

    First Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony

    The first Hall of Fame awards ceremony takes place to honour the legends of the game. Players including Denis Law, Gordon Banks and Sir Bobby Charlton line up to be inducted.

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    2003

    Museum introduces free admission

    Museum introduces free admission

    Thanks to funding from football bodies and the Government, we're able to offer free admission to all our visitors.

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    2004

    FIFA Centenary Exhibitions & UEFA Jubilee Exhibition

    FIFA Centenary Exhibitions & UEFA Jubilee Exhibition

    Museums creates FIFA Centenary Exhibition and UEFA Jubilee Exhibition

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    2005

    First Exhibition on Women's football

    First Exhibition on Women's football

    As part of UEFA Euro 2005 Championship we hold the first exhibition on Women's football.

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    2006

    FA Cup exhibition launches

    FA Cup exhibition launches

    A special exhibition 'Saved for the Nation' featuring the 1896 FA Cup (purchased by David Gold) launches at the Museum, before touring to eight venues around the country.

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    2007

    Outstanding collection goes on display

    Outstanding collection goes on display

    We display the Priory Collection, one of the finest private collections of football memorabilia. Star objects include the shirt worn by Stanley Matthews in the 1953 FA Cup Final.

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    2008

    Only a Game exhibition opens

    Only a Game exhibition opens

    National Football Museum opens Only a Game? exhibition in partnership UEFA in Liverpool as part of the Capital of Culture celebrations.

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    2009

    Museum wins the Lever Prize

    Museum wins the Lever Prize

    The museum is awarded the prestigious Lever Prize, an award presented to cultural organisations.

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    2010

    Only a Game? exhibition opens in Istanbul

    Only a Game? exhibition opens in Istanbul

    The successful UEFA and National Football Museum exhibition Only a Game? travels to Istanbul.

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    2011

    Museum moves to Manchester

    Museum moves to Manchester

    Thanks to funding from Manchester City Council, the museum begins to set up its' new home in the city.

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    2012

    The museum opens in Manchester on 6 July 2012

    The museum opens in Manchester on 6 July 2012

    A new chapter in the museum's history begins; over 100,000 visitors within the first six weeks of opening.

 

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