New National Football Museum opens its doors to media

Howard Kendall, Howard Webb and European Cup Winners Cup. Photo:

With just over three months to go before it opens the doors to its first visitors the New National Football Museum in Manchester has welcomed a very special addition.

The European Cup Winners Cup has taken pride of place in Manchester after the Museum's controversial transfer from it's previous home in Preston.

The museum will cover all three stories of the building and showcasing exhibits from its collection of a hundred and forty thousand objects, works of art and photographs.

The European Cup Winner's Cup was the first European trophy to be won by a British team when Tottenham Hotspur won in 1963, with the competition running for over thirty five years until it was merged with the UEFA Cup.

Once its up and running in its new home the museum's expected to attract three hundred and fifty thousand visitors a year as major addition to the North West tourism industry, which generates almost six billion pounds for the region's economy.