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Address: Brunton Ave, Jolimont | Melbourne Cricket Club, Melbourne, Victoria 8002, Australia
Phone Number: (03) 9657 8879
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Look through the history of sports and people who made sport in Australia what it is today. Many memories to relive here

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Look through the history of sports and people who made sport in Australia what it is today. Many memories to relive here

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Sports Museum is pretty cool! They had a great area on the Olympics with memorabilia from each one. Also had a great section on all of the AFL and Cricket teams to. The kids had a great time in the interactive area. The museum overall has a great representation of all the sports in Australia and their history.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great range of sports represented, interactive displays including AFL, cricket, soccer and Archery. Try your reflexes. Good hologram of Shane Warne story telling - safe for kids! many many historic trophies, uniforms etc. Good for 30 mins (rushed) to 2 hours time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Any museum that features the true greats of sport, Rod Laver, Herb Elliot and 'The Don' gets my vote. Situated at the MCG this is an attraction not to be missed for any sports lover. The hologram featuring Shane Warne is very impressive. The sports featured include both rugby codes, Aussie Rules, cricket, the Olympics, horse racing and cycling. I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time we attend Melbourne we always attend the NSM. I love it (30 year old male), my wife who isn't a massive sports fan loves it and or 10 year old daughter says it is the best thing ever. Plenty of literature and fun games to play :)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The MCG is a spectacular stadium and any lover of AFL and cricket would appreciate a behind the scenes look. The day we visited the preparations were underway for the forthcoming cricket season with the new pitches being dropped in. It was fabulous to go down the players race and check out the rooms where the teams prepare and practice... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did the National Sports Museum visit with the MCG tour. Great to have an Australian Sports museum as so much to celebrate. It is predominately AFL and Cricket and some tennis and NRL but will need to expand further to include other sports Australians have done well in. Still a worthy tribute to some great Australian sportspersons.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did a tour of the MCG and went to the NSM for my birthday. The tour was everything I'd hoped - Bill our guide was able to share many insights as a '50 year member' of the MCC. Our 4 and 6 year old boys were very welcome (Bill even let them press the buttons for the lift!). The... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Any sports nuts a must on the things to do, interactive section good but afl centric, benefit froma speed gun for bowling or pitching.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've visited several sports museums around the world, but few stand up to this. Melbourne prides itself on being the sporting capital of the world and, on the museum alone, the claim is more than justified. Utterly brilliant.

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