The National Football Museum opened its doors to the public at 10am this morning (Friday 6 July).
And it was a very special day for the first visitor through our turnstiles, Thomas Clifford, who is here on his fourth birthday! Thomas, wearing his favourite team England shirt, and his dad Clive were waiting outside in perfect museum-visiting wet weather, thirty minutes before the doors opened.
Museum Director Kevin Moore and Deputy Director David Pearson were on hand to greet Thomas and Clive and hand over National Football Museum goody bags. Clive, a Manchester United supporter said ‘I visited the museum in Preston and loved it there, but I’m curious to see how it’s changed. I’m particularly looking forward to seeing the UEFA European Cup Winner’s Cup, as I was at the 1984 match when Manchester United played Barcelona.‘
Admission to the museum is free. We are open 7 days a week, 10am-5pm Monday - Saturday, and 11am - 5pm on Sundays. With lots of fun interactive displays and a Discovery Zone especially for visitors aged 5 and under, we hope plenty more young visitors will come and learn about our national game (alongside their adults).