TRAVEL - EDITORIAL
Monday, May 20, 2019
National Football Museum - Photo by David in Lisburn
TRAVEL - EDITORIAL
by Melisa Kaya
Going to football matches, wearing our favorite team's jerseys shows our love for football in everyday life. And, seeing the objects that have historical meaning and importance proof us the unifying power of football. The National Football Museum, the most advanced of its kind, is a museum that has to be visited for those who want to take a closer look at the history of football.
The National Football Museum opened its doors to visitors in Preston in 2001. Over 140,000 pieces of collectibles, including boots, balls, postcards, and drawings, get received great acclaim in a very short period. Then the Manchester City Council decided to move the museum to Manchester and found the necessary funds with the investment of the European Regional Development Fund.
The National Football Museum moved to the Urbis building, designed by the famous Manchester architect Ian Simpson, and reopened at its new location in July 2012. In the first six weeks it opened its doors, The National Football Museum welcomed over 100,000 visitors and over one million visitors in two years. A different proof of the popularity of football, The National Football Museum welcomes about 500,000 visitors in a year from both the UK and the overseas.
Guests from all over the world always have the opportunity to experience a different environment with temporary compositions organized throughout the year. Interactive demonstrations and exhibitions are highlights the relationship between football and the other major topics such as art, history, and fashion.
The National Football Museum's management consists of world-famous successful athletes. The museum is led by Sir Bobby Charlton, the museum's president, with the contributions of Vice Presidents, Sir Alex Ferguson, Sir Trevor Brooking, and Sir Geoff Hurst take responsibilities. The National Football Museum promises its visitors a unique experience.