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“A Brilliant Sports Museum” 5 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 158 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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“A Brilliant Sports Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

A haven of peace and quiet, like a shrine to every sporting code imaginable. I am not a sports person or fan but I really loved this venue especially the Olympic section, Shane Warne hologram, the Fashions in the Field section and the delightful older gentlemen in their striped blazers who told me so much about crickets balls I never knew before!!

We had complimentary tickets but I would go again and pay for the experience.

Visited January 2013
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“What a tour!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Took our grandson to the MCG. What a thrill! Lesley, our guide, was so friendly, helpful and informative about the history and culture of our beloved "G". Worth every penny of the entrance price. Just remember if you have kids with you to do the tour, then lunch, then the Museum itself.

Visited January 2013
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“Family fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

We had a great day. The kids loved all of the interactive games. Very informative and interesting. Not good parking when we went

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“Excellent for Cricket & AFL Lovers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Wonderful gathering of cricket and AFL history and memorabilia, especially high quality in relation to cricket history. If you have an interest in this area, you will enjoy this. The exhibits are high quality and the hologram of Shane Warne and his performance is outstanding. Make sure you sit in the little theatre and watch it from beginning to end. There is also a significant collection of Olympic memorabilia, most notably Cathy Freeman's suit that she wore when she won the gold medal in Sydney. The AFL collection is interactive and great for kids. If you are not a sports fan, you won't get much out of this, but that is stating the obvious.

Visited December 2012
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“Great history on show”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

great place to visit where not only learning about our sporting history but also able to interact with some of the exhibits on show.

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