Three years ago today the National Football Museum opened the doors to its new home in Manchester. Since then it has received over 1 million visitors and contributed over £16.8 million to the local economy.
As visitor numbers continue to grow it seems that everyone is enjoying the experience. As part of a survey by BDRC Continental, on behalf of the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions, over 450 visitors to the museum were surveyed in 2014 and the results speak for themselves. The National Football museum received the highest score in the country for overall ‘Experience Intensity’ with an amazing score of 94.50 out of 100!
Councillor Rosa Battle, Executive Member for Culture and Leisure for Manchester City Council, said: "Manchester's range of attractions is increasingly on a par with that of many of the world's great cities and it's pleasing to see that the National Football Museum's contribution to this has been so well received by visitors. There's something for everyone, whether you're a football fanatic or someone with a more passing interest in the game and it's only fitting that a city which is so passionate about football is the home of a museum celebrating all aspects of the beautiful game."
Congratulations to all the team at the National Football Museum. Happy Birthday to you!