Plan your visit

Opening hours: Wednesday- Sunday, 10am-5pm (last admission 4pm)

Tickets now available to book by clicking here.

Face coverings are strongly recommended on the galleries, and are required when visiting our shop. Click here to learn more about our social distancing tactics.

You can find a list of frequently asked questions by clicking here.

If you bought a ticket between October 2019 and October 2020, we’ll extend the expiry date by six months, so you’ll still get plenty of museum action. We also recommend that existing National Football Museum ticket holders and City of Manchester residents book their time slots online.

Your ticket to the museum is valid for twelve months, and includes access to all of our galleries and exhibitions, including Still Gleaming Euro 96 in Pictures and The English Football Hall of Fame. 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.

* 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 welcome group bookings. For further information please email

If you’d like to bring a school group please visit our communities page or email

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.

Under normal circumstances 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

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


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

National Football Museum entrance

Main entrance to the National Football Museum

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