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Sports, leisure & the Arts The National Football Museum at Urbis

About the National Football Museum

The National Football Museum opened its doors on the 6 July 2012.

The National Football Museum (NFM), the permanent home of the FIFA Collection, is the leading museum of its kind in the world. The relocation of the National Football Museum to Manchester and the creation of a new public face of the Museum will enable NFM to reach a much greater audience. It will also enhance NFM's profile, nationally and internationally.

The partnership with Manchester City Council is a landmark in the development of the NFM and will enable the organisation to fulfil its outstanding potential by building on its previous success in Preston.

NFM will continue to work in close partnership with the major national and international football bodies, to reflect and celebrate their history, including FIFA, UEFA, The Football Association, the Premier League, the Football League, the PFA and the League Managers Association. NFM will also continue to celebrate key anniversaries and milestones in the history of the major football bodies, such as the 150th anniversary of the FA in 2013 and the 125th anniversary of the Football League, also in 2013.

The world's greatest football collection should be enjoyed by a global audience and there is great potential for the Museum to further develop and deliver its services, not just in Manchester, but across the country and around the world. This will be through a wide variety of services, including collection loans, research publications, touring exhibitions, learning materials and online resources.

While Manchester will be the headquarters, the Museum has a vision to develop further permanent museum sites in England and around the world. The National Football Museum in Manchester can become the hub of a global museum of the global game.




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