The National Football Museum

The National Football Museum is England’s only museum dedicated to football, based in Manchester’s iconic Urbis Building. We are a registered charity (1050792) and we exist to harness the power of football, using it to share stories that influence, showcase culture, and motivate people to creatively engage.

Manchester is our home, and we receive our core funding from Manchester City Council, which allows all Manchester City residents free entry. We are also an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation, for our work widening the reach of the creative power of football and wellbeing benefits of football culture through our Football Creates initiative. We have over 40,000 objects in our Football Heritage Collection, with over 2,500 on display at any one time, from the 1863 ‘Laws of the Game’ to the 1966 ‘Jules Rimet’ trophy.

The iconic Urbis building is also a fantastic backdrop of a range of events. From dinners, award ceremonies, parties and brand activations, the museum has several spaces available for hire, with all the proceeds from venue hire going directly towards the charitable activities that we undertake.