The Melbourne Cricket Ground is one of Victoria’s leading tourist attractions and a “must see” destination for sportslovers throughout the world.
Widely recognised as the home of Australian sport, the MCG has outstanding heritage value to Australia and in December, 2005 was included in the National Heritage List so that these values may be protected for generations to come.
In March 2008, the MCG added a new dimension to its significance with the opening of the National Sports Museum (NSM), Australia’s only truly dedicated multi-sports museum.
The National Sports Museum celebrates the contribution that sport has made within the development of our uniquely Australian culture.
The achievements of Australian sportsmen and women at all levels are showcased within interactive exhibitions including sport artefacts. Their stories and imagery represent all sports played within Australia.
Located on two levels of the Olympic Stand (inside Gate 3), the National Sports Museum displays more than 2500 items from Australia's rich sporting history.
These permanent exhibitions offer visitors an insight into Australia’s extremely diverse sporting history:
- Faster, Higher, Stronger (Olympics)
- Backyard to Baggy Green (Cricket)
- Spirit of Sport (Sport Australia Hall of Fame)
- Australia's Game (Australian Football)
- The People's Ground (MCG)
- Champions - Thoroughbred Racing Gallery
- Multi-Sports exhibition
- Game On (Interactive Gallery)
- Melbourne Cricket Club Museum
This is a vibrant, exciting and attractive mix of sporting heritage and entertainment aimed at matchday patronage as well as catering for the MCG’s traditional tourist groups seven days weekly.
The National Sports Museum opens from 10.00am–5.00pm daily (except Christmas Day and Good Friday), with last admission at 4.00pm. Times vary on MCG event days.
We recommend you allocate at least two hours to fully experience the National Sports Museum.
For more information, please visit www.nsm.org.au
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