Research Centre


The National Football Museum Research Centre is located at the Deepdale Stadium in Preston.

Whilst around 2,500 objects are on display at the museum in Manchester at any one time, the remaining collection can be viewed by appointment, and we welcome both academic and non-academic visitors to our Preston site.

The Research Centre is open every Tuesday, and we will endeavour to facilitate visits on other days where possible. Please contact our Collections Team to make your appointment by emailing:

You can download a summary list of the main archives held by the museum by clicking here, but this is by no means exhaustive.

Directions to the Research Centre

Address: National Football Museum Research Centre, Deepdale Stadium, Sir Tom Finney Way, Preston PR1 6RU


Preston Railway Station is located in the city centre and is situated approximately two miles from Deepdale Stadium. Bus services also run from the station to the stadium. Please visit for more information.


From M6 J31, head west and follow A59. After 1 mile, take the second exit off the mini roundabout adjacent to the Hesketh Arms on to A5085 Blackpool Road. Carry straight on for 1.2 miles through four sets of traffic lights, then take a left before the lights (signposted to Town Centre, Football Ground).

Car parking is available at the Deepdale Stadium.