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.

In air-conditioned comfort, 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.

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.

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

GAME ON!

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!

School holiday activities

Our next period of extra activities is scheduled to take place from Monday July 3 through to Friday July 7. Celebrate all things sport at the MCG for the school holidays!

Go behind the scenes and into the player change rooms with AFL and AFLW stars, as part of the new My Matchday at the MCG experience! Plus, draw with some of Australia's best cartoonists and more.

Click here for full details.

Schedule of footballer visits (11am and 1pm):
July 3 Steph Chiocci (Collingwood) and Ebony Marinoff (Adelaide)
July 4 Bianca Jakobsson (Melbourne, Carlton) and Mitch Brown (West Coast Eagles)
July 5 Nathan Brown (St Kilda, Collingwood) and Mitch Brown (West Coast Eagles)
July 6 Steph Chiocci (Collingwood) and Adam Schneider (St Kilda, Sydney)
July 7 Breann Moody (Carlton) and Ebony Marinoff (Adelaide)

AFL Sunday games - kids in free!

In addition to gaining free entry to AFL games on Sunday's in 2017, kids can also enter the National Sports Museum FREE during event mode and enjoy extra activities! Click here for full details.

*Kids must be accompanied by a paying adult to gain entry to the museum, strictly during event mode on Sundays in 2017.

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.

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