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National Sports Museum

Brunton Ave, Jolimont | Melbourne Cricket Club, Melbourne, Victoria 8002, Australia
03 9657 8879
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Ranked #10 of 189 attractions in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Museums
Owner description: Located at the MCG, the National Sports Museum presents world-class exhibitions of significant sporting artefacts. The museum houses the Australian... more » 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, the Sport Australia Hall of Fame, the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame, the Australian Football exhibition (including 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. On days without major events on the arena, the museum enables public access to the Melbourne Cricket Club Museum and Library.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. « less
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Australind, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We loved just about everything to do with the National Sports Museum. We had a 2 for 1 voucher from the pack we purchased with our Miki so that made entry even better value. There was so much to see and do we ended up spending about three hours there (and could have stayed even longer). The displays were awesome... More

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Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Interesting and worth seeing. There was a very good hologram of Shane Warne talking about his cricket career. Covered all sports from water to field and even managed to get into the MCG for a quick look.

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Perth, Australia
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99 reviews 99 reviews
46 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This museum is located within the MCG, but I was disappointed with the museum because it had too much of a focus on AFL football and not enough on other sports. Their Olympic display is disappointing, but the MCC cricket museum is good. AFL is just one of four codes of football played in Australia. Although I do support an... More

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Wrexham
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Excellent presentation, covering a wide variety of sports, giving a real flavour of Australian and international sporting history and culture.

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darwin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

We went to fill in an hour or two. Started with the MCG tour.. Told it was an hour and 15 minutes duration. I love my cricket but can remember thinking.. Far too long, this is going to be boring. How wrong was I. Thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. Derry our tour guide had just the right sense of... More

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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

As a big fan of sports and AFL, i loved this place. But don't let passion hold you back, the center is well up to date including events that happened in 2013. It not only showcases legends but history of different sports and dedicated rooms to the olympics, even if you aren't interested in knowing the facts, just looking at... More

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Perth, Australia
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48 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I enjoy some sports but am not a die hard fan of any one in particular. For that reason I didn't think I would enjoy the museum but I couldn't have been any more surprised. There is something for everyone...tennis, cycling, cricket, AFL, archery, basketball, ballet, formula one, boxing, the Olympics. The displays are many and varied, so e static,... More

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Merimbula, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

A huge collection of memorabilia covering so many areas of Australian sport. Well worth the visit - the interactive area is great for little and big kids!

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Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

From the Olympics, to football, cricket, netball, cycling and racing the museum has it all. It's kind of up to you how long you spend here depending on how much of the memorabilia you want to soak in. We didn't take the headphones with the tour and found all the information we needed about everything just by reading about it.... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This museum has many items on display from every sport. My son's favorite area was the interactive displays were he could try out the sports like netball, cricket and footy.

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