Its Christmas time and Manchester has all sorts of wonderful events going on at this time of year. Since the beginning of December and through to the end of the month, The National Football Museum is promoting the festive season with its own range of Christmas events. Visitors to the historic museum can relieve themselves of the Christmas shopping and become enlightened with football facts and some of the finest football archives and artefacts that are available to see in this country. You might be visiting the local area on a Coach trip around Manchester or a diehard football fan who wants to learn more about the history of football in this country. Either way, The National Football Museum is gearing up for Christmas with some excellent family entertainment in the coming weeks.
The National Football Museum is regarded as the world’s biggest football museum and it integrates everything you would associate with football into one enthralling, fun-filled, action packed tour. The museum is currently giving you the opportunity to lift the FA Cup and premier League trophies for a limited time only as they welcome the crowds who are enjoying the festive entertainment currently on show. You can also use the weekends to get an introduction to the history of the museum itself and discover how some of the most iconic objects in the museum were retrieved and presented as they are today.
On the 11th of December from 4pm to 6pm you can indulge in a bit of festive spirit by joining in some seasonal music at the museum. Crown Brass, a classical band, will play host to the event and thrown in a few festive classics to sing along to. You can enjoy some of the festive treats at the local cafe and maybe use the extra time you have to look around the museum for a bit. There will also be a few discounts in the museum shop so you can pick up the perfect gift for a reduced fee if you want. There’s no better time to have a look around the museum if you haven’t done so before.
From the 14th to the 23rd, the museum will be introducing a few Christmas crafting activities that are suitable for anyone and any age. However, it’s a great opportunity for younger visitors to delve into the spirit of the season and integrate football with a few Christmassy elements as well. You can create your own Christmas cards for your family and friends, make a few tree decorations or customise your own “footballbles”.
A special guest will be around at the museum on the 13th December. Manchester Slam Champion poet Longfella (Tony Walsh) will be present on the streets of Manchester performing some festive rhymes for museum visitors and passersby to enjoy. Walsh’s football poetry has been accredited by major football TV shows including Football Focus. He’ll also be asking people to help him out with his poetry to create the perfect poem that combines football and the festive season.
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Tom Lombard is a keen football fan who has contributed this post on behalf of Coach Transport Group who offer excellent rates on coach hire to Manchester and across the UK.