The Beautiful Old Traffod
Old Trafford makes a grand day out for any football fan, Manchester United or otherwise! Its spectacular museum chronicles the history of the most decorated football club in English history, and has tons of memorabilia including many of their trophies and players medals.
You can have your picture taken with the Club World Cup, the European Cup and the Premier League Trophy, and take a walk down the ‘Treble Corridor’, with boards and cabinets dedicated to every month of United unique Treble season of 1998/99, culminating in a cabinet displaying the three Trophies themselves, the European Cup, the FA Cup and the Premiership Trophy, which no other club in the UK has ever won in the same season.
The same cabinet also contains the three medals, miniature replicas of the trophies, the commentary notes from the Champions League Final and the shirts of Ole Gunna Solskjaer and Teddy Sherringham, among numerous other little gems. There is also a room dedicated to remembering the Munich Air Disaster, in which many Manchester United players were killed.
The stadium tour is also excellent, and defiantly not to be missed! You get to see the home teams dressing room, the lounge where the players eat before the game, and you get to sit in the managers dug-outs (unfortunately the actual managers seat is cordoned off, but you can sit on the substitutes seats, and wonder why these amazingly comfortable car seats are still called a ‘bench’!
The tour, naturally, ends in the mega-store where you can shop to your heart’s content with hundreds of Manchester United products on sale, including all kit ware.
After the shop, you should make your way to the Red Cafe. Here, you can either sit in the bar area and enjoy a nice drink and some bar food, including mini beef burgers (delicious), or go into the restaurant and enjoy what really is lovely food, and although it might be more pricey than some other restaurants, it is definitely worth it just to say you have eaten here, and the food really is delicious!
The deserts are between £3 and £4 and are actually a bargain, as I had a massive slab of chocolate fudge cake for just over £3!
Tickets Museum Only Museum & Tour
Adults £10.00 £13.00
Group Adult Rate £9.00 £12.00
Junior/OAP £8.00 £9.50
Group Rate Junior/OAP/Student (NUS Card holder) £7.00 £8.50
Family of 4 £32.00 £42.00
Education Visits (Pupils and staff) £4.00 £4.00
Students and Staff from University Groups £8.50 £8.50