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National Football Museum National Football Museum, Urbis Building, Cathedral Gardens, Manchester



Opening Times

Monday to Saturday 10am -5pm Sunday 11am - 5pm


0161 605 8200

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The National Football Museum, the biggest and best football museum in the world, is the perfect place for young children and families to discover our national game, and best of all it’s free!

Family Friendly Museum

Where ever you go there will be something to excite and entertain, and kids of all ages will enjoy getting up up close and personal with stories from ‘everyone’s favourite game’

In the Discovery Zone for Under 5’s, little ones can enjoy story-telling corner, listen to heart-warming tales of teams’ triumphs and have fun dressing up and transforming themselves into football superstars; there’s even an interactive baby pod where pre-walking children can play and learn.

The fun doesn’t stop there; with the Football Plus+ Interactives for older children there are 7 great chances to perfect your footballing skills! Purchase credits to participate and test yourself against the professionals and your friends.

Storage (Ground Floor)

There are lockers and a cloakroom for you to store buggies and any other luggage you may have.

Baby Changing and Toilets

There are toilets on the ground floor level, level 1, 2 and 4. Baby changing is on the ground floor.


The Cafe at the National Football Museum is a great place to relax during or after your visit. We have lunch boxes and seve small portions for smaller appetites. We have high chairs and are very happy to warm bottles for you.


We're completely accessible with lifts to all floors and an automatic entrance door. For more information about physical access, please see our Access page.


The shop will be stacked full of gifts and souvenirs of your visit with plenty of pocket money gifts for the kids to buy their own special memory of their visit too.


We're right in the centre of Manchester and very easy to get to by public transport. We're a two minute walk from Manchester Victoria Train station. Come out of the station and look to your right; you won't be able to miss our big triangular shaped glass building!


Free Admission


Facilities include: Family friendly events programme Family friendly shop and Café Lifts to all floors Bottle Warming Service High Chair and Buggy Storage Baby Changing Facilities Group Visits and Events

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