National Sports Museum

Nowhere in the world can you find a museum that celebrates a nation's rich sporting history like the National Sports Museum at an unmatchable venue like the MCG.

One of Melbourne's premier museums and an insight into Melbourne - and Australia's - sporting culture, the museum offers something to do in Melbourne all year round with school holiday activities, the Game On! interactive gallery, and Australia's largest collection of sporting memorabilia. 

Exhibitions and interactive displays

Across a multitude of sports, the museum features memorabilia from some of the country’s biggest heroes and highlights moments that have shaped the traditions of Australian sport.
The NSM displays:
  • Olympics through the years - Faster, Higher, Stronger 
  • Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum
  • Sport Australia Hall of Fame
  • Australian Cricket Hall of Fame
  • Australian Football Hall of Fame
  • Champions – Thoroughbred Racing Gallery
  • MCG – The People’s Ground
  • Melbourne Cricket Club Museum
  • Backyard to Baggy Green Exhibition (including a Shane Warne 3D hologram)
  • Australian Football Exhibition (including a James Hird 3D hologram)
  • An interactive gallery for visitors of all ages, Game On!

The museum also boasts other displays of basketball, boxing, netball, soccer, cycling, tennis, golf, Paralympic Games, rugby union, and rugby league.

Temporary exhibitions also provide a special and new experience for visitors every time. At a reasonable price and offering something for the whole family, be sure to visit the National Sports Museum inside Gate 3 of the 'G.

Click here for details onoperating hours, purchasing tickets and admission prices.

Experience Lab

Sport and digital technology are set to collide in the National Sports Museum’s Experience Lab, an exciting new interactive gallery inside Gate 3 of the MCG.

Designed for visitors to test, play and react to, there are seven high-tech new installations including virtual tennis, helmet technology, eye-tracking soccer that will change the way visitors see and interact with sport.

The first iteration of the Experience Lab will be open from March 10 to April 15.

School holiday activities

The Easter holidays are right around the corner, and our extra activities will be running from April 9-13! Celebrating all things sport at the MCG for the school holidays, activities include going behind the scenes and into the player change rooms with AFL and AFLW footballers, as part of our My Matchday at the 'G experience! 

Click here for full details.

Schedule of footballer visits:

Mon April 9 Ellie Blackburn (Western Bulldogs) and TBC 
Tues April 10 James Aish (Collingwood) and Steph Chiocci (Collingwood)
Wed April 11 Jacob Weitering (Carlton) and TBC
Thurs April 12 Chloe Molloy (Collingwood) and TBC
Fri April 13 Bianca Jakobsson (Melbourne) and TBC


A real fan-favourite located within the museum, in Game On! visitors can test their goal-kicking skills against AFL players, compare cycling speeds and test their reaction times against elite athletes. With sporting activities ranging from archery to netball, the interactive gallery is the perfect place for visitors of all ages to throw, shoot, ride, race and run to their heart's content!

Go behind the scenes

Planning a trip to the MCG and want to take a behind the scenes tour or visit the National Sports Museum?Well, here is a virtual tour to work out where to go when you arrive and what to look for.The team at Gate 3 look forward to welcoming you whether you arrive on foot, by car, train, tram or bus. Take a look around, work out where to go and plan ahead. Check out all we have to offer, including a café to grab a coffee or the shop to buy a gift for your loved ones.
See the MCG from a whole new perspective.

Things to do