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National Football Museum Review

We popped into Manchester to do our National Football Museum Review and find out what all the fuss is about this place! Watch the video and read on below to find out how we got on.

family days out national football museum reviewOur Review of the National Football Museum

Located in Central Manchester in the Urbis Museum (I seem to recall this used to be a completly different Museum when it was first launched) the best option is to get the train or Tram. We followed the signs directing us to park for the “National Football Museum” which led us to the Arena Car Park which negated the fact that the Museum is Free – parking cost us over a tenner! Don’t be like us!

Now our oldest is almost 6 and totally football obsessed…. and we mean obsessed. This holiday he has woken up wanting to watch on TV any match that might have been on TV the night before, will then kick a ball around the lounge… head out to holiday club from 8:30am – 33:pm – come home, play fifa on Xbox to then go out for another couple of hours academy football training – he cannot get enough of football. So, we thought the National Football Museum would be the ideal place to take him. Actually he was not really that impressed. He wandered through the museum exhibits, up a couple of floors… the only thing he was interested in was the parts that were not free – so you pay for a pass and you can access things like a penalty shoot out, hold the Trophy and some other games. Overally he did enjoy it, but I think it probably is more for slightly older kids or those that enjoy museums!

We would give it a thumbs up review – some enjoyable parts – just not a whole days activity.

How to find the National Football Museum

Head into Central Manchester, it is a stones throw from Victoria Station, the Arndale and the Printworks:

National Football Museum
Urbis Building
Cathedral Gardens
M4 3BG

Telephone number: 0161 605 8200

Official website of the Football Museum




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