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Bringing your family to the National Football Museum? Whether you’re a young hotshot or experienced football veteran, there’s something for everyone across our four floors.

Throughout the museum, there are interactive objects, games and displays that will appeal to all ages.  While our current activities and events programme is temporarily on hold, you’ll still find trails to take part in during your visit or you can download some of our trails here before your visit. 

Some of our interactive activities are still available including Penalty Shootout. To get the most out of these we suggest they’re suitable for children 7+. Our friendly Visitor Experience team are always on hand to answer your questions and show you how to get the most out of your visit.

If you’re planning a visit and are aged under sixteen you must bring an adult with you and family groups must stay together – this keeps everyone happy and safe!

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!

Discovery Zone

Our Discovery Zone area in the Play Gallery is perfect for under-5s. This area is currently open, though all tactile objects have been removed in order to keep our visitors safe.


Currently our toilets are open on the ground floor (near the exit and before the shop) and at the top of the staircase just before you enter the Pitch Gallery (Level 2). Baby changing can be found on the ground floor.


There is a lift to all floors. This is currently only available on request, with just one family allowed group allowed in at a time.


We’re completely accessible to prams and pushchairs with lifts to all floors and an automatic entrance door. We also have a place to park your prams and buggies on the ground floor if your youth team want to stretch their legs.


To ensure the safety of all our visitors some of the quizzes and games aren’t currently available.  There are plenty of hand sanitisers throughout the museum which we encourage you to use before and after touching any exhibits or cases.


Can you seek out some of football’s top treasures? Pick up one of our family-friendly trails on the Welcome Wing, and see if you can find the answers – and objects – on our galleries!If you would rather download the trails yourself to print at home, you can do so by clicking here.


Our shop is stacked full of gifts and souvenirs, with something for all the team and plenty of pocket money gifts for the kids!


Our cafe is currently closed but there are lots of places to eat and drink within a couple of minutes’ walk from the museum.


We want all our visitors to have a great time but we also want you to feel safe. We’ve put together some Q&As which show what we’re doing to keep the museum as safe as possible for everyone. National Football Museum Q&As