Please note: The museum will be closing early on 2 & 3 December, and closed for the full day on 6 & 12 December. Click here to learn more.

Venue Hire

A unique and unusual venue, the National Football Museum provides a fantastic backdrop for a range of different events. From dinners, awards ceremonies, parties, and brand activation events, the museum has several spaces available for hire that will be unlike anything else. Situated in the heart of Manchester, in the iconic Urbis building, a short walk from Victoria Station, our iconic glass building offers the perfect setting for your event.

We have a range of A/V available to hire, and work with outside caterers to deliver an unforgettable experience.

To enquire about venue hire, please email


The National Football Museum is the perfect venue for your Christmas party, seating up to 250 for dinner or 400 standing for a more informal party. To find out more about our Christmas packages, get in touch with us at

Pitch Gallery

Located on the ground floor of the iconic URBIS building, the Pitch Gallery is the ideal setting for large parties, dinners, awards ceremonies and more. Seating 250 for dinner, or 400 for an informal event, the Pitch Gallery offers a versatile contemporary space for your special event.

Your guests can enter the space from a range of different ways, and you can even have an exclusive look round the museum collections after closing time. The space also has a brandable LED curtain & large screen available for use, giving you the ideal focal point for Q&As, live music & presentations.

Box Gallery

Located on the top two floors of the museum, the Box Gallery is a self-contained hire space that is separate from the rest of the museum. Split across two floors, with a connecting staircase, the Box Gallery has floor to ceiling windows, offering stunning views across the city skyline both day and night.

Hosting 30 for a meeting, 40 for dinner, or 120 for a reception, the Box Gallery is the perfect space for private dining, networking, board meetings or brand showcases.

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