other part of the City Experience is to tour the brand spanking new City Museum,
situated over the City Shop. It is an excellent exhibition which has a variety
of displays, interactive modules and videos showing the rollercoaster history
of Manchester City. For those interested the City Experience is open 7 days a
week except on match days. Call 0161 438 7821 to book. The cost is £7.5
per person with concessions £4.50.
Putting together something like this
is no easy task. A lot of hard work has gone into it so try and support it. There
is something for all ages here and you can have a coffee or meal at the adjacent
restaurant after the tour.
start of the show with the Supporters Showcase on your left. Don't miss the magical
model of the stadium.
FA Cup commemorating the FA Cup centenary, 1969 FA Cup Final medal and Sammy Cowan
ball and programme from the 1969 win over Leicester. I remember it well.
wonderful sculpture of Bert Trautmann in action.
League Showcase and excellent sculpture of Colin Bell. I know I shall never ever
forget both the journey to Newcastle and the match to witness the win over Newcastle
United 4-3 to win the Championship in 1968.
Players Showcase - includes the international caps of left fullback Sam Barkus
and great inside forward Peter Doherty.
from Sam Cowan's scrapbook etc.
Modern Era Showcase includes the Nationwide First Division Championship
more Highs to Lows Showcases
of the Highs and Lows section of the museum
Managers Showcase and there is even mention of Steve Coppell - not the longest
bust of Joe Mercer ,manager from 1965 to 1972
Mercer Way, the main route taken by supporters to the ground looks wet and empty
on the day I visited the museum.
on match days that Mercer Way becomes full of colour whether it's a day or night
the way home I could not resist a visit to Maine Road. Demolition has already
started as you can see and it was sad to see the start of the end of an era.