Manchester museum

Museums

Overview

Manchester’s vast and varied history is celebrated across a number of excellent museums which span the city. Perhaps best known are the IWM North , a superb, modern museum depicting stories of conflict the world over, and the National Football Museum , the world’s biggest fully-dedicated football museum, extolling the best of the beautiful game.

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Lat/Lng: 53.469713, -2.298734

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