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“World class museum!”

Bradman International Cricket Hall of Fame
Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Bowral
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Found in the picturesque Southern Highlands town of Bowral where the famous Sir Donald Bradman grew up; the Bradman Museum is a state-of-the-art high-tech Museum that encapsulates cricket's history from its earliest origins through the Bradman era and World Series Cricket to the modern day and the introduction of T20.
Sydney
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“World class museum!”
Reviewed April 24, 2014

We spent the morning at the museum during a recent stay in Bowral. This is an absolutely exceptional museum, set in the picturesque Bowral, beside a lovely manicured park and beautiful Bradman cricket oval. The museum is perfectly curated - with a range of interactive and engaging displays, clear information boards and historic memorabilia covering topics such as 'what is cricket?', the history of the game, Don Bradman's story and the history of international cricket. There are engaging activities for kids and adults, and even as a cricket novice, I was totally absorbed from beginning to end. A definite must when visiting Bowral! We'll be back for sure.

Visited April 2014
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Don B, Curator at Bradman International Cricket Hall of Fame, responded to this review, June 1, 2014
Thank You for your wonderful review Belsi! I will pass on your comments about our beautiful grounds to the groundsman who works tirelessly to keep them pristine. We pride ourselves on being a modern Museum that is up-to-date with contemporary technologies and cricketing events so we are pleased to hear you were impressed with the Museum's range. We work hard to appeal to all ages and am thus pleased to hear you found it an all-round absorbing experience.

We look forward to seeing you in the Museum again soon!
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“I was surprised”
Reviewed April 23, 2014

As I'm not really a cricket fan this place was a revelation. So much history and what an amazing story it told about Donald Bradman. I was surprised that I spent over 2 hours totally absorbed by the game of cricket. A definite must when visiting Bowral . Enjoy

Visited April 2014
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Don B, Curator at Bradman International Cricket Hall of Fame, responded to this review, June 1, 2014
Thank you for your lovely review Tami! We are always pleased to hear that the Museum appeals to non-cricket tragic just as much as those obsessed with the game! We pride ourselves on being more than just cricket so are pleased when you refer to the immense history found in the Museum.

We hope to see you in the Museum again soon!
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Sydney
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291 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“99.94”
Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

Like Bradman's test average, this place is right up there. Beautifully sited alongside the picturesque Bradman Oval, the museum manages to avoid the stuffiness that can sometimes be so much the style of the cricket aficionado. For anyone with even a passing acquaintance with cricket, this is worth a good couple of hours. If you've never even seen a game of cricket, the displays assume no prior knowledge. Just surrender to one of the world's more esoteric sports and see a bit of Australian history while you are at it.

Visited April 2014
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Don B, Curator at Bradman International Cricket Hall of Fame, responded to this review, June 1, 2014
Thank you for your positive review Mick! We pride ourselves on being a contemporary Museum that remains up-to-date on modern technologies and cricketing occurrences so it is great to hear that you enjoyed your visit. As you say we assume no prior cricket knowledge so we like to think the Museum is accessible to all. I will pass on your comments about the beautiful grounds to our groundsman and his staff.

We hope to see you in the Museum again soon!
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sydney
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230 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“99.4%”
Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

Really enjoyed visiting the Hall of fame. I was surprised by the scale and many audio visual displays. Excellent for cricket lovers but also anyone interested in history. Cafe was also good. Took some visitors from overseas and go athey enjoyed the experience. Will go again.

Visited March 2014
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Don B, Curator at Bradman International Cricket Hall of Fame, responded to this review, June 1, 2014
Thank you for your positive review I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Museum! We are always pleased to hear visitors enjoyed the audio visual displays and have put a lot of time into making them interactive. We are proud of our extensive interview program and trust you found it interesting. I am pleased to hear you recommend the Museum to any lover of history as the Museum is much more than 'just a cricket Museum' telling many important tales from history.

We look forward to seeing you in the Museum again soon!
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Sydney, Australia
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Stunning museum - Don would be proud!”
Reviewed April 4, 2014

We had visited the Bradman Museum in 1996 and enjoyed it then, but the new Hall of Fame blew us away! We brought Qld visitors with us who thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. It is an extremely well laid-out and informative museum and I can only concur with all the other reviewers. The gift shop is tasteful with worthwhile products, and the setting is pretty and peaceful. Highly recommend but allow lots of time!

Visited March 2014
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Don B, Curator at Bradman International Cricket Hall of Fame, responded to this review, June 1, 2014
Thanks Lynne for your lovely review! We are always pleased to hear that past visitors have returned to see the new extensions to the Museum. Your positive comments will be passed onto the relevant staff including the store manager who will no doubt be pleased to hear you enjoyed the products available in the shop.

We hope to see you in the Museum again sometime soon!
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