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Manchester United Museum & Tour Centre

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Time Out says

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A walk through the history of one very successful football club

People travel from all over the world to tour this holy shrine of football, and to get their hands on some of the objects in the museum. It's hardly surprising; the history and success of this phenomenal club having eclipsed any other in recent memory to become a truly global brand.

The tour of the stadium (which now seats 76,000 thanks to extensive developments a few years back) lasts for almost 90 minutes and takes fans exactly where they want to go – the Alex Ferguson Stand, the dugout, the changing rooms. Even for non-football fans there's no denying that it's a mightily impressive stadium. The tours run daily.

Meanwhile, you can follow the 130 year history of the club at the museum. Mixing interactive experiences with artefacts means that the experience rises above a load of cups and shirts in glass cases - though there's plenty of that too, of course. You can have your photograph taken with the trophies and get to know the stories behind the scenes from some the club's greatest players (past and present), allowing you to feel closer to a team and club worshipped across the globe.

An education programme takes in all age ranges from primary upwards, and the Red Café won't see you starve, with burgers, grills, fish and chips, pasta and plenty of choice (but no pies, sadly). And to top off your visit, you can blow a wad of cash in the megastore.

By: Rob Martin



Address: Sir Matt Busby Way
Old Trafford
M16 0RA
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