Post-16 Learning at National Football Museum

The National Football Museum offers a range of sessions for Higher Education and Further Education pupils.

Early History of Football

Learn about pre-Association Football from mob-football, uppies and downies and public school games, to the hand written laws of the game following the formation of the Football Association in 1863. Be inspired by our unique collection, looking at football as a working class game, the changes from amateurism to professionalism, and its worldwide popularity as a modern game. Links to A Level P.E syllabus.

Maximum group size: 60 Charges: £3.50 per pupil (minimum charge £70) Length of session: 1 hour

First Division

Football and Maths are perfect team-mates! First Division uses the unique hook of football to build confidence in numeracy. This fun interactive session is aimed at young people with low ability and confidence in maths. See website for more details or to purchase First Division resources for your organisation

Maximum group size: 15 Charge: £55 per session Length of session: 1 hour

Football, Leisure and Tourism

Receive a unique insight into our extraordinary building and learn about how the Museum engages its visitors through marketing and customer service.

Maximum group size: 35 Charges: £3.50 per student (minimum charge £70) Length of session: 1 hour

Women, Football and Society

Discover the history of women’s football from the 1890s to the present day. Take a look at a variety of historical sources and relive the past through drama – exploring topical ideas around democracy, equality and rights.

Maximum group size: 35 Charges: £3.50 per student (minimum charge £70) Length of session: 1 hour



Guided Tours

Take a closer look at the history of football with your own tour guide. Discover the stories behind our amazing objects including the 1966 World Cup ball, Maradona’s Hand of God shirt and the first ever England international shirt.

Min group size: 10 (max 20 per tour) Charge: £3.50 per person Duration: 1 hour

Self-Guided Tour With Football Plus+

Find out more about a self-guided visit to the museum, and take advantage of our special Football Plus+ rate for groups.

If you would like to make a booking to bring a group or require further information please call 0161 8718 145 to speak to our Groups and Learning Co-ordinator or email

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