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National Football Museum reopens its doors after coronavirus lockdown

  • Manchester's National Football Museum reopens its doors after being closed for four months
  • New regulations are in place to protect staff and visitors

The National Football Museum has reopened its doors to the public after being closed for four months during the coronavirus lockdown.

"It feels fantastic to finally be reopened again," said Dickie Felton, head of PR at the museum.

"There's a nice atmosphere in the museum, nice to welcome visitors back."

The venue has adapted to adhere to the new Covid-19 regulations, including a one-way system around the venue, staff and guests wearing face masks at all times and hand sanitizer stations available around the venue.

The museum has extended its latest exhibition, Strip! How football got shirty. The collection of MOre than 200 football jerseys examines the very fibres of shirt fashion, design and technology through the ages, from the heavy woollen jerseys of the Victorian era to the heavily branded polyester of today. 

"It doesn't just look at famous shirts," Dickie Felton said.

"This is about the aesthetic and the design of the football shirts. So if you love football, and in particular, football shirts, this is a great exhibition to see."

The exhibition was due to close in June. However, the venue has extended the display until the end of the year.

The museum is currently open Thursday to Sunday, 10am-4pm.

Manchester cresidents can visit the museum for free. You will need to prove your proof of address.

To book your ticket online, please visit the website to select the date and time slot.

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