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Sunday, September 2, 2012

National Football Museum

The National Football Museum is part of the Urbis development in Cathedral Gardens near the Arndale Center, Chetham's Library and Manchester Cathedral in central Manchester.

National Football Museum, Manchester

The National Football Museum opened in 2012 after its move from Preston. The  National Football Museum is spread over four floors on 3 Levels and includes over 140,000 items related to football, its history and global development.

National Football Museum, Urbis, Manchester

The  National Football Museum includes the Hall of Fame immediately on entrance on the Ground Floor, the FIFA Collection of soccer memorabilia (posters, books, programmes, annuals, photographs, trophies, medals and prints) and the Harry Langton Collection assembled since the 1950s by journalist Harry Langton, the UEFA Library Collection on the history of UEFA and European Football, the Football Association Collection of trophies, the Priory Collection, the Football League Collection, the Neville Evans Collection, the Littlewoods Pools Collection, the Sir Stanley Matthews Collection and more.

National Football Museum

There are interactive wall panels of statistics of games played in England and overseas, a video room, quizzes and games. Objects of particular interest include John Motson's sheepskin coat, George Nest's 1968 European Player of the Year Award, Bobby Moore's 1970 England shirt from the game against Brazil in Mexico, the neck brace worn by Manchester City goalkeeper Bert Trautmann, the painting Going To The Match by LS Lowry, Colin Bell's crown presented by a fan and the historic FA 1863 Minute Book.

National Football Museum, Manchester, UK

The National Football Museum also hosts temporary exhibitions and includes the National Football Museum Café for refreshments (and WiFi) throughout the day and a museum shop.

Urbis opened in 2002 as part of the redevelopment of the area and was designed by Ian Simpsons Architects.

National Football Museum, Manchester, England

National Football Museum
Urbis Building
Cathedral Gardens
M4 3BG
Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 11am-5pm
Tel: 0161 605 8200
Admission: free; charges for the Football Plus+ Experience.

The National Football Museum is near the Arndale Center, Manchester Cathedral and close to where the Wheel of Manchester stood in downtown Manchester.

Victoria is the nearest station to the National Football Museum and is on the metrolink. Metroshuttle service number 2 bus stops outside the museum. There is a large multi-storey car park next door to the Arndale Centre with 1450 spaces.

National Football Museum, UK

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