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“The mother load of sports memoriabilia!!” 4 of 5 stars
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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 #7 of 161 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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“The mother load of sports memoriabilia!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Unfortunately arrived close to closing time! Awesome amount of sports memorabilia!! Totally enhanced by volunteer guides! Usually not a fan of guided tours but these gentlemen where passionate about the museum & extremely interested in what we wanted to see & facilitated a fast forward tailored to our interests. Many thanks to the fantastic volunteers!!
Well worth the time and money

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“Sports nut heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

great stop for the sports nut! All encompassing and interest for everyone and all age groups. A great detour on a wet dayor over hot all under cover and comfortable surrounds

Visited May 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“make time for sports history (but only if you are a fan)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

this is a good museum covering a range of local and international sports. There are wonderful artefacts on display with a good level of background information provided. Try to get out on to the sports ground - its a beautiful stadium and well worth the price of a ticket if a sporting event is on. the local sport is australian rules football. Locals will be happy to explain the rules to you. Men, women and children attend games and opposing teams' fans mix - there is a great atmosphere - games are on Friday nights and weekends from about March to the end of September.

Visited May 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Must see for tourists.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

If you are to visit Melbourne and you are from the sub-continent, Pakistan, Sth Africa or Blighty, you must visit the M.C.G. and the sports museum and allow at least half a day. The cricket memorabilia is outstanding, items from the Bodyline series, 100 year old bats, baggy greens and Shane Warne. Don't like cricket.. how about items from the first modern Olympics up to London, swimming, tennis, soccer, A.F.L. (football ) a game that needs to be explained to everyone else in the world, athletics. In fact, name it, it's probably there and audio is available. If you are a sports nut, don't miss it.

Visited November 2012
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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“Much better than we thought it would be”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

We hadn't been sure about coming to this Melbourne museum for a long time, but we were glad we finally visited. There is a lot of different sports covered here and lots of memorabilia to see. Olympic medals, Cadel's bike, Cathy Freeman's running suit, etc, etc. It wasn't just seeing things in glass cases, there were movies to watch, sports to play, and always helpful staff to explain and encourage us to explore.

We didn't have time to tie the visit in with a tour of the MCG, we'll be back to do that as well.

Visited November 2012
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