The Manchester City F.C Museum and Stadium Tour
Take a behind the scenes look at one of the world finest sporting arenas; venue for the 2008 UEFA Cup Final, the 2002 Commonwealth Games and since 2003, the home of one of England's most successful teams; Manchester City Football Club. The City of Manchester Stadium is one of the most technologically advanced venues in Europe, combining state-of-the-art facilities with the proud heritage of Manchester City F.C and Maine Road.
Since opening in 2004, the museum and stadium tour has been recognised at a number of significant awards ceremonies. These include;
2007 'Highly Commended' Excellence in Customer Service Award at NW Tourism Awards, 2007 Outstanding Customer Service Award at Manchester Tourism Awards, 2006 Silver Award Winner at the Enjoy England Tourism Awards, 2005 Business Tourism Award at the NW Tourism Awards, 2005 Double Award Winner at the Manchester Tourism Award, and 2004 Highly Commended at the Manchester Tourism Awards.
STYLE OF TOUR & USUAL TOUR SCHEDULE
The following options exist.
Regular Stadium Tour
A professional guide takes you on a 60 minute tour of the stadium, focusing on areas such as the Directors’ Box, Box Level, Warm-up Room, Dressing Room, Walk of Pride, Players’ Tunnel, Pitchside/Dug outs, and Memorial Garden. At your own pace you also get to look at the Club museum.
Tour schedule*: Mon-Sat: 10.30, 14.00 & 15.15; Sun/Bank Hol: 11.45 & 13.45
Adult £9.50, Concessions £6, MCFC Season Ticket Holders £7.50 (adult) & £4.50 (concessions), Family Ticket: £25 (2 adults & 3 concessions).
Gift Vouchers available at each of the prices above.
Walk Of Pride Visit
For those with only a limited amount of time we have a 'Walk of Pride' visit available. These visits last approximately 20 minutes and take visitors along the Walk of Pride, through the Players' tunnel and on to Pitchside/Dug outs. These do not include a visit to the museum (those wishing to visit the museum and perform a Walk Of Pride Visit will be charged the Regular Tour prices).
Tour schedule*: Mon-Sat: 09.45, 12.30 & 16.30; Sun/Bank Hol: 11.00, 13.00 & 15.00
Prices: Adult £5, Concessions £3.
A professional guide takes you on a 120 minute tour of the stadium and Sportcity site, focusing on the regular tour areas and venues such as the Velodrome, Tennis Centre, Regional Athletics Arena, and the National Squash Centre. At your own pace you also get to look at the Club museum.
Tour schedule: Customised Sportcity tours can be booked by arrangement with our museum personnel.
Prices: £150 (for up to ten visitors). Additional visitors charged at £15.
Customised, Group & Educational Tours
Our award winning customer service team can help you plan your own tour of the stadium. You can determine the time, length and topic of your tour. Choose from the following topics or provide your specific requirements:·
History of the stadium·
History of Manchester City FC·
Concerts & Music·
Local History/Urban Regeneration·
Education - Key Stage 2, 3 & 4, college & university courses ·
General Tour Prices
Call 0161 438 7821 or email email@example.com for details.
A variety of options exist, for example educational tours for primary & secondary school groups start at £100 for 25 pupils & 5 staff.
A professional guide takes you on a 45 minute tour of the stadium in matchday mode, focusing on areas such as the Directors’ Box, Box Level, Players’ Tunnel, Pitchside/Dug outs, and Memorial Garden. At your own pace you also get to look at the Club museum until 30 minutes before kick off.
Tour schedule: Contact the museum for details. Last tour typically starts 3 hours before kick off.
Prices: Same as Regular Stadium Tour
Museum Only Visit
At your own pace you can visit the Club museum and learn about our history. Walk along the Manchester timeline and discover why City has always been Manchester’s club and why Manchester has always been our City. Museum Only visits are available everyday, including matchday. They are also included as part of all tours but not Walk of Pride Visits.
Prices: Adult: £5 Concessions: £3
Museum Opening Times
Sun/B Hol 11.00-15.00
* Note: all tour times are subject to change, but will be confirmed at time of booking. Tours leave promptly at the detailed time. It is advisable for all visitors to allow at least fifteen minutes prior to the time of your tour for arrival and ticket checking purposes. Anyone arriving after this time may not be able to join the tour. Where possible a later tour will be offered, but this cannot be guaranteed.
Closed: Christmas Day, New Years Day
During large stadium events (for example Concerts) tours cannot occur.
- Museums Association
Museum displays are themed around events or significant stories such as the Supporters, the FA Cup, Grounds, Kits, Players, League Championship etc.
Key items on display include trophies & medals from the Club's earliest years to present day; shirts from 1934 to the modern era etc.
Sport, Social History, Personalities
Key artists and exhibits
- History of Manchester City Football Club
The Manchester City F.C Museum and Stadium Tour