We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

Newport Sports Museum

Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 100 Newport Center Dr Ste 100, Newport Beach, CA 92660-6990
Phone Number: +1 949-721-9333
Website
Description:

Museum that houses one of the world's largest and most comprehensive sports...

Museum that houses one of the world's largest and most comprehensive sports memorabilia collections. The Museum features balls and jerseys autographed and/or worn by baseball greats Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Lou Gehrig and more. Also on display are golf clubs and bags from five presidents, as well as authentic game-used jerseys and equipment worn by football, basketball and hockey greats . The Museum is open to the general public free of charge.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 17 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 15
    Excellent
  • 1
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Sadly this is closed

Closed A treasure of Newport Beach. Many children and adults enjoyed visiting and learning about their favorite sports figure or team. Many famous athletes spoke to children from... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 12, 2015
Hyflyingbee
Add Photo Write a Review

17 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 17: English reviews
Level Contributor
156 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2015

Closed A treasure of Newport Beach. Many children and adults enjoyed visiting and learning about their favorite sports figure or team. Many famous athletes spoke to children from the Sports Museum. It was a loss to our community when it closed. It wall be missed.

Helpful?
Thank Hyflyingbee
Newport Beach, California
Level Contributor
18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2015

A fabulous community benefit for the 18 years the Newport Sports Museum was open, for health and family reasons founder John Hamilton made a difficult decision early in 2014 to close the museum. John had assembled an amazing and diverse collection of over 10,000 sports memorabilia items. John began collecting at age 12, and many pieces were donated by his... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank BalboaIslandTraveler
US
Level Contributor
15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014

I tried to visit this museum in June 2014. A sign on the door said the museum is permanently closed.

Helpful?
4 Thank procrastinate
Los Angeles, California, United States
Level Contributor
129 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014

This sports museum is spectacular for people of every age. The most amazing part is that it is the collection of one man, John Hamilton, a real estate developer who started his collection as a young teen. Admission is free, and apparently the reasoning is to share sports memorabilia and introduce kids to role models. Don't miss this museum.

Helpful?
1 Thank Val D
Montclair, New Jersey
Level Contributor
55 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

Fantastic museum! Unbelievably extensive collection of sports memorabilia. Enjoyable for even those who don't know too much about sports (myself included!).

Helpful?
2 Thank Mhbirnbaum
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

This little place has a HUGE collection of sports memorabilia. It's a must see for any sports fan. They even have an indoor basketball court that you can shoot around at! If you're in the Newport area I definitely recommend going to the sports museum. And it's free!! What more could you ask for!

Helpful?
Thank gmalhotra631
Chatham, Illinois
Level Contributor
337 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

So fun! Staff was nice. So many cool things to see and do. My son's favorite was the stadium seats and the basketball court. Seeing the basketball players' shoes was very neat, too. This is free and easy to walk to from the fashion mall or nearby hotels.

Helpful?
Thank Lisamarch
La Crescenta, California
Level Contributor
35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

An extremely well put together Sports Museum if you are in to sports memorabilia. Love the historical baseball seat section! Not very big, but absolutely stuffed with jerseys, balls, bats, etc. You can easily get through in an hour, but could also spend more time as well. A fullsize basketball rim to shoot on and a little putting area for... More 

Helpful?
Thank Carlsport
laguna niguel, ca
Level Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

Really great collection of all sports, even surfing. We have been there a couple times for events. Nice place

Helpful?
Thank longboard
Newport Coast
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2012

My children have spent hours enjoying the Newport Sports Museum. The amount of sports memorabilia is amazing, especially for a 12 year old boy. The Newport Sports Museum treasure hunt was not only fun but it was truly educational. Admission is free which was a bonus. I would strongly recommend the Newport Sports Museum.

Helpful?
2 Thank Amber S

Travelers who viewed Newport Sports Museum also viewed

Newport Beach, Orange County
Newport Beach, Orange County
 
Newport Beach, Orange County
Newport Beach, Orange County
 

Been to Newport Sports Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Newport Sports Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?