The National Football Museum is hosting a variety of inclusive, family-friendly events throughout the February half term.

Perfect for any sporting-mad youngsters, the school holiday programme ensures the museum is able to deliver on its goal of being a place for everyone to enjoy stories about football culture.

Kicking off on Sat 19 Feb and running through until Sun 27 Feb, visitors are invited to make your own captain’s armband and show support for the causes and social issues close to your heart.

Inspired by the rainbow armband worn by England men’s captain Harry Kane during Pride Month—which remains on display in the museum’s Match Gallery—these workshops will offer kids the chance to take their own stand against all forms of discrimination.

Coinciding with Football v Homophobia’s Month of Action all sessions are free, and will take place every day between 11am and 2pm in the Pitch Gallery.

A tour dedicated to exploring influential LGBT+ players throughout the history of the game will be held on Sun 20 Feb. Learn more about pioneers like Justin Fashanu, the UK’s first openly gale male professional footballer, as well as the initiatives of clubs working closely with Football v Homophobia.

Also taking place on Sun 20 Feb, the museum will open its doors early for its monthly Relaxed Morning Sessions. Created as a welcoming way for neurodiverse adults and children to enjoy the exhibits, sound levels are kept to a minimum, ear defenders are available and a quiet room will also be open for guests.

Experienced staff will be on-hand to offer any help where needed and visitors can choose to stay in the museum once it fully opens at its usual time of 10am. Again, admission is free and wallk-ups are welcome.

For more information on what’s coming up, visit the National Football Museum website.

A Manchester Wire Partnership post
Sat 19 Feb - Sun 27 Feb, National Football Museum,
Urbis Building Cathedral Gardens, Todd St, Manchester M4 3BG
Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Mon 14 Feb 2022