Please note: We are now open again Thursday - Sunday 10am - 4pm. Book your tickets online now!

Plan your visit

Opening hours: Thursday – Sunday, 10am-4pm (last admission 3pm)

To ensure the safety of our visitors, we have implemented a timed ticketing system. Please buy your tickets and book your time slots online. Click here to visit our online ticket portal.

Bought a ticket in the last twelve months? We’re also extending the expiry date on existing tickets by four months, so you’ll still get a full year’s worth of museum action.* We also recommend that existing National Football Museum ticket holders and City of Manchester residents book their time slots online.

We have been working hard behind the scenes to ensure that the museum is fully match fit ahead of our return. To learn more about the changes we have made and important safety information ahead of your visit, please consult our social distancing guidelines here. You can also find a list of frequently asked questions here: QandAsupdated

Your ticket to the museum is valid for twelve months, and includes access to all of our galleries and exhibitions, including Goal Click and Strip! How Football Got Shirty. A selection of our football challenges are also available to play, including Pass Master, One-Two and Penalty Shootout**. All tickets are valid for one year from date of purchase, so remember to keep hold of your receipt! Click here for details of our admission prices

The museum is a registered charity and your ticket helps support our work with local community groups, our volunteering programme and of course to update our displays and exhibitions.

*Tickets purchased after 23 July 2020 will be valid for twelve months from the date of first use.

** Make your visit even more memorable by buying a ticket for our Penalty Shootout experience at the museum.

If you’re planning a visit and are aged under sixteen you must bring an adult with you. If your children are under twelve then you must accompany them at all times during your visit – this keeps everyone happy!

We rarely refuse admission to anyone but if we do it’s for the health, safety, happiness and enjoyment of our visitors and our staff.

We’re sorry that we can’t offer refund for tickets, but you are welcome to change the date and time of your booking within 28 days of your original booking. To do so please email [email protected]

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 four floors. The ground floor Pitch Gallery hosts pop up exhibitions, the first floor Match Gallery is where you’ll see many of the museum’s iconic objects and the stories behind them. The Play Gallery on Level 2 is where you’ll find many of the activities, including Penalty Shootout and Level 3’s Score Gallery hosts our latest temporary exhibitions.

National Football Museum
Urbis Building
Cathedral Gardens
M4 3BG

Telephone number: 0161 605 8200

E-mail: [email protected]

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

National Football Museum entrance

Main entrance to the National Football Museum