Saturday, 14 July 2012

Weekend Reflections: National football museum kicks off

The National Football Museum opened last weekend. I made the most of a lovely evening on Wednesday and wandered around the city grabbing photos with some blue sky.

It's housed in what was the Urbis museum of cities from 2000 until a couple of years ago. The football museum then moved from Preston North End's ground to the centre of Manchester into this much larger space for the many thousands of exhibits.

I preferred the previous museum's subject matter but at least the entrance is free and am sure I will pop in sometime.  Some photos from a I book I co-authored also appear at the museum. Wembley Stadium of Legends (Tomsett & Brand, Dewi Lewis Media, Manchester, 2007).

Part of the Weekend Reflections postings.


  1. As a reflective surface it certainly works, but I can't say the design of the building does much for me. We're getting some nice blue skies here finally also.

  2. glittery but girded as well.

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  3. I must confess that although I lived in England for several years, when I read about "National Football", I still first think about the Washington Redskins, the Pittsburgh Steelers, etc. :-)

  4. A stunning building for catching reflections .... I would love to take a look inside at some of the memorabilia.

  5. I will consider visiting this museum if ever visit Manchester, what I would love to.

  6. Gorgeous reflections in this photo, although I agree with earlier comments, I'm not excited about the architecture!! Still, it made for a very cool photo!

  7. A lot of glass around here... The cloud reflections look nice on it!
    God bless you!

  8. Great reflection shot. Glass/mirrored buildings like that are prefect for cloud pictures.

  9. Fantastic reflection. Almost makes you not want to go inside . . . almost.

    Darryl and Ruth :)