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Manchester United Museum

If you want to know Manchester's heart, don't miss visiting the Manchester United Museum, which charts the history of the legendary Manchester United Football Club for over 100 years. Located on Sir Matt Busby Way at Old Trafford, in the North Stand, the museum has a quarter of a million visitors a year. It was opened in 1986, and it is one of the most popular attractions in the city.

The Manchester United Museum was revamped in 1998, when it was re-opened by Pele. Having over 1000 exhibits and displays, it tracks the history of the Club from its humble origins. Visitors to the museum can explore the first top-flight league championship won in 1908, the treasure chest of silverware won in the post-war era, not least the 1968 European Cup – the first won by an English club and the 1999 treble, the tales of triumph and tragedy between.

They also can find exhibits on the Munich Air Disaster of 1958 that gets a gallery to itself. That tragedy is remembered a long time through newspaper articles, photos and listing contenders to be the new Busby Babes – published just the morning after the crash.

The museum is great for family days out. There are fun, hands on exhibits, an under 5s discovery zone, and a floor dedicated to family activities - there's something for children of all ages.

Another aspect of the museum is a permanent kit display taking in everything. Thus museum ticket holders can see how the style, colours and material have changed over the years. There are also photos and sound and video clips of players through the ages modelling different type of shorts. These all makes a great pleasure for anyone with an interest in the beautiful game and its evolution over the decades.

Whether you're a die hard football fan, planning a visit with your family or on a weekend break to the great city of Manchester, enjoy a visit to the world's biggest and best football museum.