Please note: We'll be reopening our turnstiles soon. Sign up to our mailing list for the latest updates!

Explore the Museum

We wouldn’t say we’re the best family-friendly football attraction in Manchester, but we’re in the top one.

Experience the world’s greatest sport at the National Football Museum. Whether you’re a football fanatic, planning a visit with your family or on a weekend break to the great city of Manchester, we’re the place to come and share stories about everyone’s favourite game.

Outside of national lockdowns the museum is  normally open from Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm (last admission 3pm), and you can visit an unlimited number of times within twelve months!


Incredible stories and objects

England 1966 shirt and Jules Rimet Trophy

Explore the history of the beautiful game through the world’s finest collection of football objects. From incredible FA Cup silverware to the FA’s replica of the Jules Rimet, right up to the present day, our displays tell the remarkable story of the game of our lives.


Penalty Shootout and interactive games

National Football Museum Penalty Shootout

Think you can beat our virtual ‘keeper from twelve yards? Test your mettle from the spot in our Penalty Shootout activity (additional £2 per three penalties). There are plenty more ways to get in the game on the Play Gallery, with various challenges and games designed to sharpen your football skills!


Photos with our Premier League trophy

Premier League trophy photos at the National Football Museum

Whether you’re celebrating Liverpool‘s long-awaited victory, revelling in previous triumphs or simply dreaming of glory, you can get your very own memento with our Premier League trophy, an official replica of the original.


Strip! How Football Got Shirty exhibition

Strip How Football Got Shirty Hall of Fame

The story of the football shirt, told through over 200 jerseys. The earliest woollen jerseys through to the replica boom; the changing fashion, design and technology; the cult classics and the shocking own goals. All on display in the Score Gallery until the end of the year.


Admission prices

The National Football Museum charges an admission fee for all visitors, with the exception of City of Manchester residents and City of Manchester schools. Click below for the latest admission information:

Admission includes entrance to all floors of the museum including our temporary exhibitions, photos with the museum’s Premier League trophy, admission onto our range of guided tours and unlimited use of our activities (with the exception of Penalty Shootout, which will cost £2 per three penalty kicks).*

Your contribution will go back into the National Football Museum charity, helping to fund our learning and community programmes, stage new exhibitions and tell more of the stories around the beautiful game.

*There are currently restrictions around use of the activities due to Coronavirus. Guided tours are also not available due to Coronavirus. For more information about the steps we’ve taken to ensure visitor safety during this period, please see our Guidelines page.