Pitch Gallery

Kick off your visit in the Pitch Gallery with the opportunity to have your photo taken with our collection of football silverware, including our very own official replicas of the Premier League and Women’s Super League trophies.

Alongside George Best’s Mini Cooper, this space also hosts a programme of special exhibitions and workshops. Make sure you check out our What’s On programme prior to your visit!

Visitors can also pick up a football-themed memento from our gift shop, or grab a drink and a light bite from The Dugout cafe.

The Pitch Gallery also features men’s, women’s and accessible toilets, as well as baby changing facilities and a prayer room.

Match Gallery

The Match Gallery is the largest display space within the museum and houses our most significant and rare items.

Here, we tell the many interwoven stories of the game, from the formation of the world’s first football association and the founding of the FA Cup, through to the national side’s performances on the world stage. We also look at various aspects of the game through key objects from our collection.

Gallery highlights include:

  • The original ‘Laws of the Game’
  • The oldest surviving FA Cup trophy
  • The First Division trophy
  • 1966 Jules Rimet Trophy replica and match ball
  • Lily Parr statue

Play Gallery

As the name suggests, this gallery focuses on the different elements of playing the beautiful game and its impact on popular culture. Our popular interactive games and our junior Discovery Zone space are also located on this floor.

Gallery highlights include:

  • Penalty Shootout
  • Pass Master
  • Shot Stopper
  • Discovery Zone (ideal for our youngest visitors!)
  • LMA Manager of the Year trophy
  • The history of footballs
  • Shirts worn by Wayne Rooney, Ian Wright & Peter Schmeichel

Score Gallery

The Score Gallery space is dedicated to our programme of special exhibitions.

Make sure you check our What’s On guide when planning your visit to the National Football Museum.