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Manchester: National Football Museum Admission Ticket

1. Manchester: National Football Museum Admission Ticket

Your ticket includes admission to all four floors of the museum. On the ground floor, have your photo taken with our FA Cup and Premier League trophies and enjoy the latest pop-up art exhibition. Level 1 is where you'll discover the must-see memorabilia — look out for the trophy won by England in 1966. You'll also uncover some fascinating history, like in England on the World Stage, which looks at the ups and downs of the England team. Level 1 is also the meeting point for guided tours. On Level 2, you'll find all the interactive challenges including Penalty Shootout. Temporary exhibitions on Level 3 change twice a year and take an in-depth look at soccer through art, photography, and technology.

Manchester: City Bus Tour

2. Manchester: City Bus Tour

Explore the birthplace of the industrial revolution aboard the hop-on and hop-off sightseeing bus in Manchester and learn more about the city's contribution to science, politics, music, arts and sport. Hop-on and off at any of the 15 stops on a route that has been carefully planned to include key sights such as Manchester Town Hall, the National Football Museum, the Museum of Science and Industry and Manchester United Football Club. Hop-off at Salford Quays to visit the famous Lowry art gallery and Imperial War Museum North in the stunning building by Daniel Libeskind. Discover the new media hub where the BBC and ITV have located their TV studios, and avail of the canal-side shops and restaurants. 

Manchester: City Highlights Self-Guided Exploration Game

3. Manchester: City Highlights Self-Guided Exploration Game

Get ready for an exciting adventure in the city of Manchester, and discover its best sights while solving puzzles and following clues to the next location with this exciting self-guided mobile exploration game. Receive instructions on how to download and play the game via email, and begin at Manchester Cathedral. Reenact the role of a character on a quest to save a woman wrongly committed to a life sentence in an asylum. Solve challenges and explore as the story unfolds and directions guide you to the next location. Enjoy an exciting and unique adventure through the city of Manchester and explore the city in a new way. Set aside time to complete the game or explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime, and play offline if you wish. Finish the game at the Science and Industry Museum.

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What people are saying about National Football Museum

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 363 reviews

Easy to locate across the road from the Printworks area(& its nearest tram stop) of Central Manchester. As it was not too busy when we arrived 30 mins before our booking time, we were still allowed entrance then. Lovely welcome, with a staff member taking photos of my 3 grandsons with their phone cameras standing next to the League championship trophy. The whole museum was top notch, and the boys( aged 12-13) thoroughly enjoyed the penalty experience( well worth the £2 extra each for 3 shots !).Highly recommended for adults as well ! I was grateful for all the various benches on all the floors to rest while the boys enjoyed themselves ! Being a patriotic Welshman, I was very disappointed that there were not too many mention of our national soccer heroes of the past eg John Charles in the Soccer Hall of Fame. After all- it's supposed to be a UK national museum, & I note there was plenty about N.Ireland's George Best and of English players. Little about Scottish & Welsh players !

I have lived in Manchester for over 55 years and did not know this bus tour existed. My niece and husband were up for the weekend and so we did the tour, fantastic. I could never have shown them 100th of the city and the fact that it was for a 2 day pass was excellent value. Well worthwhile but just remember to wrap up on the open top part, my woolly hat was needed! We also started at the Manchester Art Museum for coffee and cake and on the way back did the tour of the museum for another hour and a half at least! I would thoroughly recommend it to Manchester residents never mind visitors!

A great experience even for those not overly interested in football - plenty of photos of iconic legends new and old, lots of information and great to see the role of women in football being recognised. Brilliant museum - get there early!

Amazing, friendly and kind staff. Lots to look at, all different types of football inc womens, blind and disability. Plenty interactive fun for children

Never been before although I am from Manchester,learn so much about the game lots of interesting facts enjoyable.