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Visiting the MCC Museum

MCC members have free access to the MCC Museum. It is located just around from the Bullring Bar and is highly recommended as part of your visit to the ground, perhaps as a before or after-lunch surprise for your guests.

The MCC Museum is also included as part of the National Sports Museum experience. MCC members will pay a discounted rate of $16 for entry to the National Sports Museum on non-event days and $8 on event days.

Opening Hours - Event Days

Test and First-class cricket

  • Open from members’ gate opening until the end of the tea break.

One-Day cricket

  • Open from members’ gate opening until the end of the lunch or dinner break.

AFL

  • Open from members’ gate opening until the end of half time.

Access for MCC members

  • Monday to Friday 10.00am to 5.00pm

MCC members and their guests will be able to view the MCC Museum free of charge and should register for entry at the NSM reception desk inside Gate 3 in the Olympic Stand.

MCC members and guests wishing to do a full tour of the MCG are to report to the NSM reception desk inside Gate 3 – members receive a complimentary tour, while their guests will be required to pay normal fees.