More than just a Museum – an interactive Tourist Attraction

July 9th, 2012

WHAT CAN YOU SEE INSIDE THE NEW NATIONAL FOOTBALL MUSEUM?

GROUND FLOOR 

National Football Hall of Fame: Make your way through the turnstiles; get your bearings and find out more about the greats of the game in the Hall of Fame.

Cafe: The cafe at the National Football Museum is the ideal place to relax.  Open from 8am – 6pm, it's the perfect place for breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea. Visitors can use our free wi-fi facilities in the cafe or museum atrium.

Shop: The Museum shop is packed full of souvenirs, gifts and mementoes of your visit.

FLOOR 1 – FIRST HALF: STORY OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST GAME

The Game: Discover more about how the game started and some of the stories behind our national sport.

Fans: What does it mean to be a true football fan? How do the fans affect the game and what does the game mean to the fan?

Competition: How did the league and competitions we know and love begin? Follow the fortunes of your club; enjoy the drama of some of the games most famous competitions.

The Global Game: How and why did football become the most popular sport on the planet?

Stadiums:  Explore why stadiums have become a place of spiritual belonging and memories – both treasured and terrible – for many fans.

Media From the early days of radio commentary to today's 24/7 digital access, find out how commentary and coverage of the world's most popular game has changed. 

Clubs: How and why have different clubs formed, and why do fans follow their club through thick and thin?

Players: What does it take to play the game? From Sunday League to Premier League, different players bring different abilities to their team. What would you offer? 

Our Beautiful Game: From a kick around on the beach to Wembley stadium; our unique film shows the passion, drama, enjoyment and disappointment of the game in stunning immersive fashion.

FLOOR 2 – SECOND HALF: PLAYING THE GAME

Football for All: Football has become the world's most-played game. People of all ages, nationalities, beliefs and abilities continue to play the game every day.

Laws: Test your knowledge with our fantastic You are the Ref! challenge: you've got just five seconds to make the right decision! Features original drawings, based on the Observer's cult classic strip, by Paul Trevillion and Keith Hackett.

Managers: How do you become the next Brian Clough or Alex Ferguson? What makes a great manager and what are the tactics to ensure your team wins?

Toys and Games: A fantastic display of football toys and games from 1900’s to the 21st century.

Performance: How do players remain at the top? How players past and present train, eat and mentally prepare themselves to be the best.

Discovery Zone: especially for the Under 5’s; A place for little ones to enjoy. An interactive, soft toddle area with dressing up and a story corner.  

FLOOR 3 – TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS

Our special exhibitions programme covers fashion, art, music, photography and of course football! 

We open with Moving Into Space: Football & Art In West Africa and Homes of Football, a look at the football photography of Stuart Roy Clarke.

FLOOR 4 – LEARNING ZONE

Our space for school groups and for holiday family events and activities. 

FLOOR 5 & 6 RESTAURANT & BAR

If you fancy something more substantial than a light lunch in our cafe then take the lift to the sixth floor and enjoy our delicious food while enjoying a great view of the city.  

STUART CLARKE'S HOMES OF FOOTBALL

Stuart Clarke is the country's leading football photographer. His images of fans and football grounds are instantly recognisable. Over his 25-year career, he's taken over 100,000 images. The National Football Museum is excited to be working with Stuart in preserving this ground-breaking collection of images. His work will be displayed throughout the museum.

All of the above to see and enjoy with free admission too.

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