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Address: Brunton Ave, Jolimont | Melbourne Cricket Club, Melbourne, Victoria 8002, Australia
Phone Number: (03) 9657 8879
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Located at the MCG, the National Sports Museum presents world-class...

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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Home of AFL and the 1956 Olympics. You could spend hours in here. Great for all ages. The AFL coaches experience puts you right in the thick of the locker room.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Home of AFL and the 1956 Olympics. You could spend hours in here. Great for all ages. The AFL coaches experience puts you right in the thick of the locker room.

Thank Greyhound77
London, United Kingdom
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222 reviews
192 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The National Sports Museum is fantastic for sports enthusiasts of any age. It's very Australian, so foreigners may find that aspect of it either interesting or not. But even if you don't know anything about sport, it's a good look at Australian history and the interactive exhibitions are fantastic, if you can kick some of the kids off to have... More 

Thank armrestdominance
Sydney, Australia
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81 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the museum and I quite enjoyed learning about the history of sport (even though I am not a sports fan). It has a detailed history of Australian cricket, AFL and Olympic history. It features other sports too. There's a Shane Warne hologram which is pretty cool. Great for kids and families. We spent about 90 minutes but did not... More 

Thank Stephanie N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The National Sports Museum is a must for all of those interested in sport. I personally am not a sports fan however i still enjoyed this very much. The museum features key historical people in sports as well as a glimpse on how sport has evolved and changed throughout history. Aside from the factual aspect of it, there also features... More 

Thank Kimberley R
Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife is not a sports fan and I dragged her along. She loved it and had a great time. The interactive part was great but try to go there outside of school holidays when the kids are back in school, otherwise you will be waiting a while to get a turn. It was great and I wish I had... More 

Thank grassy71
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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165 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting museum. Was always great but became even better with horse racing museum moving there. You can visit here as part of mcg tours deal or by itself.very interesting

Thank JohnG3121
Canberra, Australia
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87 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located under the MCG the museum is not dedicated to just cricket but many sports: netball, cycling, athletics and of course AFL. Some great memorabilia from the original MCG & MCG museum and a holographic display by Shane Warne. Very hands-on with activities suitable for young and old, and a trivia challenge for the kids as they move through the... More 

Thank silverstreak78
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did the museum tour after the stadium tour. 10 year old was getting a bit fed up but after a quick bite to eat in the MCG cafe, we were ready to go. What a great place, from the friendly welcome and instruction from the museum team to the vast amount of exhibits to the superb interactive section at the... More 

Thank BrianS442
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92 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

fantastic AFL and cricket history and memorabilia, and some interactive activities for adult and kids alike easy to get to via rail or tram. highly recommend and allow at least 2 hours

Thank FrankieMyLinh
Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were met as we left the escalator by a very friendly and helpful member of staff, who let us know the location of each of the sports. Our two boys immediately headed for the interactive area. There were plenty of well thought out sporting challenges that we all enjoyed. The Shane Warne hologram is well worth visiting.

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