National Football Museum

About Us

Based in the heart of Manchester, the National Football Museum is home of English football’s most enduring moments. The museum explores how football became the game of our lives through its vast collection, modern interactives and thought-provoking exhibitions. From the sport’s humble beginnings to the mythical FA Cup giant-killings; football’s role during the wars to the national teams’ achievements on the world stage; the boots, balls and memorabilia of yesteryear to the current issues within the game. It’s all here at the museum across four gallery floors.

Visitors can learn more of the stories behind the objects on a guided tour, or get in the game themselves with our fun interactive challenges. A number of temporary displays are on display throughout the museum, with the entire Score Gallery floor serving as a rotating exhibition space, while a wide range of demonstrations and activities take place across weekends and school holidays.

Volunteering at National Football Museum

What could you get out of the National Football Museum’s volunteer scheme?

Since January 2016, we have welcomed over 100 people from all walks of life through our museum doors as part of the scheme.

Whether you’re in higher education and are seeking work experience, want to improve confidence levels and life skills or simply be part of our friendly, proactive team, our volunteer programme has a role suited to you.

Our dedicated volunteers can share the stories of objects on the galleries, showcase the equipment of yesteryear on our handling tables, assist with a variety of programmes and events and participate in some of our rewarding community outreach projects.

We also work alongside local and national charities such as The Prince’s Trust, Back on Track and the Richmond Trust, offering placements for those who wish to develop their skills in a warm and relaxed environment. Many of our volunteers have used their experience with the National Football Museum to secure employment elsewhere, or have gone on to further placements with other organisations.