Cathedral Gardens, Greater Manchester
LANCASHIRE - Manchester, England, M4 3BG
Phone: 0161 605 8200
The National Football Museum exists to explain how and why football has become ‘the people’s game’, a key part of England’s heritage and way of life. It also aims to explain why England is the home of football, the birthplace of the world’s most popular sport. The Museum is for everyone, regardless of age, gender, disability, sexuality, religion or any other factor. It is not just for those who are interested in or passionate about the sport.
The very modern building in the heart of Manchester city centre houses the world’s greatest football collection - over 140,000 items - including the FIFA Collection. the exhibition is spread over 4 floors, the aim is to explore football - past and present - through world class exhibitions, looking at the game from every angle, telling the stories that matter to all of us.
The penny machine is a GEM series, from Penny Press Factory and operated by Penny Press. It is on the ground floor at the entrance to the shop and cafe. The machine takes £1, but the penny is provided from an internal hopper. All the pennies were brand new on my visit, the machine had only been in for a couple of days.
Each penny has a solid ring border and National Football Museum in text. Machine details are:
1) Jules Rimet Worls Cup trophy
2) World Cup Willie 1966 mascot
3) Urbis building
4) Player kicking a ball (but it isn't a soccer ball!)
Location and machine details uploaded by David Miller, ukpennies.co.uk
3/24/17: Machine located immediately outside the gift shop which is near exit of museum. No entrance free but a donation is requested. Rolling well on zinc.