Exploring football toys and games, from the Victorians to VR.
Batteries Not Included takes visitors on an immersive journey from the Victorian era through to the latest cutting-edge virtual reality (VR) technology, reflecting the cultural influences of each decade and how play technology is now adopted across the professional game.
Best of all, visitors of all ages can get hands-on with a range of football toys and games taking you on an exciting exploration of play between the real and virtual worlds, with 17 interactive games and exhibits including Subbuteo and a variety of classic arcade video games.
Batteries Not Included has been co-created with the community and football fans, featuring personal stories and a special, separate children’s interpretation trail. It is also the National Football Museum’s most environmentally sustainable exhibition to date, making extensive use of re-purposed materials and recycled components.
Tickets are available from www.nationalfootballmuseum.com/tickets and includes unlimited visits to the museum and the Batteries Not Included exhibition for 12 months.
How to get there
Urbis Building, Cathedral Gardens, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M4 3BG
Thurs – Sun, 10am – 4pm
Closed 24–26 Dec & 1 Jan
Exclusions and safety measures
Visitors will be reassured to find a one-way system, timed ticketing, hand sanitizer stations and social distancing measures all in place.
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