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National Sports Museum

Brunton Ave, Jolimont | Melbourne Cricket Club, Melbourne, Victoria 8002, Australia
+61 3 9657 8879
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Sports Lovers Tours of Melbourne, Australia
Ranked #9 of 218 Attractions in Melbourne
Type: Museums
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Owner description: Located at the MCG, the National Sports Museum presents world-class exhibitions of significant sporting artefacts. The museum houses the 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 and temporary exhibition areas addressing the sporting issues and events of the day. Interactive and audiovisual displays enhance the visitor experience. The National Sports Museum also manages the MCG Tours. This is a vibrant, exciting and attractive mix of sporting information, cultural heritage, and interactive entertainment. The National Sports Museum serves the MCG's match-day patronage, as well as catering for families, schools, seniors and tourist groups, seven days weekly.
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Adelaide, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

A great museum for the sports enthusiast. Covers all Australian sports but the main sports covered are AFL, Cricket, 1956 Olympics and Horse Racing. Others are covered but they are the big sports relating to Melbourne.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Visited this museum in early November. It's a fantastic place with rich history and heritage. If you love your sports then this is a must see place. Very interactive museum with loads of collectibles. Cricket, AFL, Olympics, MCC, Soccer and other sporting memorabilia. Time it with the MCG tour for the perfect day out.

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Perth, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Regardless of whether you're a sport fanatic or not, the history that you will learn on this tour and the enjoyable commentary is well worth it. As a big demons fan, and avid sport fanatic, I loved it even more. Bring the family!

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51 reviews 51 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The National Sports Museum offers a fantastic glimpse into bygone eras of Australian Sport. It is fascinating for the sports lover particularly keen on cricket and football.

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The Olympics and Criclet sections are very good, didn't bother withn the Aussie Rules section. Spent a very pleasent couple of hours here. You also get to go into the MCG cricket museum which has some great exhibits.

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Melbourne, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The mighty G is the best sporting venue in the world and buried deep in the bowels of this fine establishment is the NSM. I wandered around for the day living the memories of my past especially the AFL and cricket memorabilia which is synonymous with the G itself. The kids interactive area is first class (well I thought so!)

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Brisbane, Australia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Visting the MCG. The sports museum is a must. AFL, Cricket, The Olympics, Horse Racing. You will find your passion. Mine is cricket with Backyard to the Ashes and The MCC museum. One of the best cricket displays in the Australia. Also included in the museum are interactive displays. You can kick an AFL Ball, throw down the stumps or... More

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Mandurah, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

What a fantastic Museum, allow 3-4 hours to see everything. A credit to the MCG and Melbourne. We combined our visit with an MCG tour. Our guide was proud and enthuisiastic about his job.

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Mildura, Australia
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

If you are into sport this is a must see A lot of info on AFL horse racing and cricket but also a great coverage of other sports Olympic and Commonwealth games. need to allow enough time to watch all the video displays and take in the interactive areas.

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Perth, Australia
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62 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

If you love sport, you have to go! It is simple really, the place is packed with sporting history and memorabilia so check it out. It takes a while to see everything, but that is part of the fun. Great visit.

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