Come and see for yourself why more than 200,000 people visit the Museum and Tour Centre every year! It really is something to savour... Bring your friends and family, organise a group trip or arrange an education visit - all are welcome!
Immerse yourself in the history of the world’s most famous club, experience the magnificent trophy room, test your skills on our interactives and enjoy the atmosphere inside the ‘Theatre of Dreams’- it certainly is a day to remember.
Manchester United Museum is located at Manchester United's world famous Old Trafford Stadium. It opened in 1986 and moved to its current location in April 1998. The new museum was opened by Pele and covers three floors of the massive eight-storey high North Stand.
Collections relating to the history of Manchester United Football Club, its players, managers and grounds from 1878 to the present day. There are in excess of 18,000 items within the Manchester United Football Club collection with a further loan collection of c.1,000 items and a significant archive collection.-The Manchester United Football Club Collection is probably the finest club collection in England comprising items from 1881 to the present day. Included are collections of medals from most of the major successes in Manchester United's history. These include local competitions such as the Manchester Cup, national domestic competitions such as the FA Cup or Football League Division One and international competitions such as the European Cup.
There is also a significant collection of kit and equipment worn by current and former Manchester United players both at the club or on international duty.
The Club programme collection is nearly complete for home matches back to 1945 but both the away collection and the pre-war collections are considerably more incomplete.
The Museum owns a comprehensive collection of pennants swapped before tour and friendly matches, FA Cup finals and cometitive European matches.
The museum also includes such objects as international caps, gifts and trophies, items relating to Old Trafford Stadium, books, printed ephemera, archival material, Minute Books and a small collection of audio, video and photographic material.
Manchester United's collection is most representative of the period 1950 to date although there are periods from earlier in the club history that are also well represented.
Manchester United Museum is still actively collecting items to fill gaps in the collection. A summary of the Museum’s Collections Management Policy will be available to view in due course.
Memorabilia out of our collecting area may be of interest, firstly to your local museum that may be looking to add to their sporting and social history collections, or The Football Museum, Preston. For Scottish items you can contact The Scottish Football Association Museum in Glasgow.
Manchester United Museum and its members of staff are prohibited from giving valuations on items held by members of the public. This is in accordance with the policy of the Museums’ Association to which members of staff belong. We recommend that if you would like a valuation you should contact an auction house as their members of staff are trained to give valuations. We also recommend that you get a ‘second opinion’ from another auction house as you may get different opinions regarding the value of the item. Please contact us for an information sheet.
The Trophy Room
View the vast array of honours and trophies won since 1908 when the Reds were crowned First Division Football League Champions.
Charlton, Law, Best and Cantona; United’s history is full of football greats. This section is a match-winning hall of fame dedicated to United Legends.
Time stands still as you hear the tragic news report that shocked the world. Newspaper articles, photographs and personal items from the Busby Babes make a moving reminder of that fateful day, 6 February 1958.
The Treble Exhibition
Experience the drama as United’s glorious 1998-99 Treble-winning season unfolds. Relive the climax as an enthralling ten days saw Sir Alex’s side beat Arsenal to the Premiership title, lift the FA Cup and enjoy an unforgettable night in the Nou Camp...
From Sandy Turnbull’s shirt in United’s first FA Cup success in 1909 to Brian Kidd’s 1968 European Cup final strip, see how the style, colours and material have changed over the years.
Interact with the Man-U-Net
Imagine an electronic archive where you can find the details of any first team player in any competitive match since Manchester United began. With the Man-U-Net you can do that and more.
The permanent displays look at aspects of the history of Manchester United Football Club. These include a Trophy Room; the History of Manchester United; the Munich Air Disaster of 1958; United's Youth Policy; Kit and Equipment over the years; United Legends; United Managers; Supporters; United as a Business; United on Tour; Old Trafford Stadium; the Treble of 1999. There is also a changing programme of temporary exhibitions on football related subjects.
Replica trophies; Duncan Edwards telegram from Munich, February 1958; Manchester United FA Cup final shirts and medals from 1909 onwards; medals from other notable successes.