National Football Museum

- Urbis Bldg, Exchange Square, Corporation St


At Exchange Square, next to Corporation St in the heart of Manchester, you find the National Football Museum inside the futuristic Urbis concrete and glass building, that was built in 2002 and designed by Ian Simpson. The football museum moved here from Preston in 2012, since the city museum that the Urbis housed was closed. With several famous football teams, Manchester United and Manchester City are the most wellknown, it feels natural with a football museum here. The building has 6 floors and consists of green glass panels on a diagonal shape. There is a diagonal glass elevator inside. In front of the entrance there is a football walk of fame. The building is a symbol of the degeneration after the 1996 IRA bombing.

Exhibitions, statues, trophies, multimedia displays, memorablia, historic footballs and games can be found inside the building. George Best's football shirt and Mini Cooper are on display, just like The oldest surviving FA Cup trophy and the football used in the 1930 World Cup Final. Zlatan's (currently in MU) biography is for sale. There is a statue of Michael Jackson and mascots from games like the "Ciao! Italia". And best of all; the entrance is free!

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