Football is England’s greatest heritage. It runs through the Brit veins. And being the world’s most popular sport, this museum has a lot to display and brag about. It’s located in a modern building, rising tall right next to the famous entertainment and food court at Printworks.
The building’s facade, clothed in glass, makes you notice it. You’ll find online and in the printed brochures loads of information on the collections, including the FIFA collection, probably the highlight of every visit, next to the Football League or UEFA Library collections. With more than 140,000 items in the museum, you or your little ones won’t get bored.
The museum accommodates events, workshops and performances all the time, so it’s worth it to pop by (given it’s super central location) or visit the website before you plan your day. Pictured you’ll see a shot from ‘The World Cup 100 Day Countdown Carnival’, an example of a free event put together to get everyone into the Brazilian spirit for the Rio celebrations. I really loved the Samba and Capoeira performances and saw loads of kids coming out of the place smiling with their tiny faces painted and cheery.
Of course, you might want to book a tour at Old Trafford or City’s Museum, depending on what’s your “colour”. But before that date arrives, jump into The National Football Museum as well – it’s super central and most of it is free, unless you decide to buy credits for the ‘Football Plus’ experiences.