Please note: The museum will be closing at the earlier time of 4pm on Monday 22 May. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Plan your visit

Opening hours: Monday – Sunday 10am-5pm

Free admission – Donations welcome!
Admission is FREE, but the museum is a registered charity and we welcome donations to support our work, sharing 150 years of football heritage. We currently offer a fantastic package for any visitor who donates £6: as well as knowing you’re supporting the museum, you’ll get a Visitor Guide, 2 Football Plus+ credits, the chance to take your photo with some of our most famous trophies and, during the week, a 40 minute guided tour. It’s a great way to support the museum and make sure you get the most out of your visit.

Make your visit even more memorable by buying extra credits for our Football Plus+ experiences!

Guided Tours
Guided tours are available daily Monday – Friday (at 10.30, 11.30, 12.30, 1.30, 2.30 & 3.30) as part of our donations scheme, or at 11am & 3pm at weekends. Tickets priced £3.50 for weekend tours can be purchased at the museum or in advance via Eventbrite. Booking is advised for groups of 10 or more – see our Groups page for more info.

We’re based in the city centre in one of the most visually striking buildings in Manchester. Called Urbis, our home is a unique building designed by Ian Simpson Architects. The glass building has six storeys and a distinctive sloping form. Our galleries are spread over several floors and full details of what can be found in our ‘What’s Inside’ section.

National Football Museum
Urbis Building
Cathedral Gardens
M4 3BG

Telephone number: 0161 605 8200


Closed: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day.

National Football Museum entrance

Main entrance to the National Football Museum