Please note: Our extended Summer opening hours are: Sun - Weds 10am-5pm; Thurs - Sat 10am-6pm. Free Football Plus+ credit for all visitors under 16 from Friday 28 until final whistle Monday 31!

What's Inside


Take a look inside the museum here.

Check out what you'll find on each floor of our unique building.

Ground Floor

HALL OF FAME

Meet the greatest players, managers and teams in the English game. This is where new Hall Of Fame members are inducted every year.

Shop

Find perfect souvenirs of your visit, or call in any time for unique football memorabilia and gifts for the fan in your life. Football Plus+ Season Ticket holders get 10% off!

CAFÉ

Get some refreshments at half time or full time during your visit. Freshly made pies and pasties, hot and cold drinks, kids’ meal deals and daily specials, all at great value. Plus Free Wi-Fi here!

Entrance

Begin your game here. Find out what’s on today, pick up a visitor guide, and head for the turnstiles...

Level 1

BBC Radio Commentary Collection

Relive your club’s greatest moments, as heard on BBC Radio.

The Game

A brief history of the beautiful game. From football’s first laws to our own ‘First XI’ of key moments, this is where the museum visit really begins.

Fans

The game is nothing without the fans. Take a look at how the matchday experience, and what it means to support a team, has changed over the years.

Competition

The leagues, the cups, the trophies. Discover great stories from The FA Cup, track your team’s league history and discover how these competitions made football the world’s biggest game.

Global Game

From village game to global phenomenon, the rise of the global game and the growth of the World Cup is covered here. See the 1966 Jules Rimet trophy here!

Stadiums

If football is a religion, stadiums are its cathedrals. Find out more about the homes of football here.

Lift the Trophy Football Plus+

Get your hands on some (virtual) silverware and strike your best celebratory pose, and get a photo to download and share.

Media

“The media make or break players. The reverse is rarely true.” From press to radio, to TV and now 24 hour online coverage, the way we follow football has changed as much as the game itself.

Match of the Day Football Plus+

The Match of The Day Commentary Challenge puts you in the box for a classic FA Cup moment. Gary Lineker will hand over to you from the studio, then it’s time for you to call the action...

Clubs

Clubs nowadays are big brands, but they all started somewhere. Take a look at the origins and identities of some of the teams we follow through thick and thin.

Players

The individuals who inspire, entertain, or maybe just annoy us. This is where you’ll find the cult heroes, the record breakers, and the game-changers.

Our Beautiful Game

A month in the life of English football. This brilliant short film plays every 15 minutes in our immersive cinema space. A must-see experience that will remind you why you fell in love with the game.

Level 2

Shot Stopper Football Plus

Test your ‘keeping reactions by stopping as many ‘shots’ as you can in a minute.

One-Two Football Plus+

Keep the ball moving quickly! Turn defence into attack with quick, short, accurate passes in this Tiki-Taka test!

Toys & Games

From flick-to-kick to FIFA and beyond: rainy-day alternatives to football have a history almost as long as the real thing, and big part to play in its future.

Discovery Zone

An area specially designed for under 5s (and their adults). Join us for regular events like Baby Moves, Let’s Play Toddler & Storytime, or just relax in a safe space for play and learning.

Penalty Shoot Out Football Plus+

12 yards between you and glory... Step up to the spot and beat the keeper. Will you go for power, placement, or both?

Laws

Learn how the rules have changed and how they are enforced. Plus take on the ‘You Are The Ref!’ challenge.

Football For All

It’s not about the Premier League; it’s about every league. Find out more about the game as enjoyed by people of all abilities.

On The Ball Football Plus+

Show off your skills, and learn some new ones from freestyle champion John Farnworth.

Managers

Meet the masterminds of tactics, formations and motivation. Follow the evolution from wingless wonders to false nines, and from 1-1-8 to the WM.

Pass Master Football Plus+

Pick the perfect pass and show how quick and accurate you are, to prove that you’re the Pass Master!

The Team

Learn about the different types of players that go into the perfect team: the great poachers, stoppers, enforcers and creators; who was the best?

Kit

Shirts, balls, boots and equipment throughout the years: from cult favourites to football faux-pas, this is an interactive look at changing technology on the pitch.

Performance

The most important thing that needs to perform on the pitch is your body. Take a detailed look at the stresses and strains the body faces, and how top players stay match-ready.

Level 3

The Greater Game: Football & The First World War

This powerful exhibition explores the forgotten stories of football’s role at home and at the front during WWI.

Level 4

Learning Zone

Level 4 of the museum is our very own classroom. Perfect for schools and special learning events. Visit our Learning pages to find out more.

Level 5 & 6

The Suite

This unique space above the museum is available to hire for meetings, events and parties. Contact us on 0161 870 8330 now to find out more!