Please note: Please note that the museum will be closed on Sunday 12 February 2023 for a private event.

Collections Stories

Looking to learn more of the stories behind the objects?

Delve into the fascinating history of our extensive collection. Below you will find blogs, articles, Q&As and features on our favourite objects, unlocking the stories within each item and exploring what makes football the game of our lives.

10 Years in Manchester: Allan Maull

12 December 2022

Allan Maull, the National Football Museum’s first and longest-serving volunteer, looks back at his time with the museum.

Object of the Week: Xochitl

1 July 2022

Uma Ghelani looks at the legacy of Xochitl, the mascot for the unofficial 1971 Women's World Cup in Mexico.

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