Sport is the essence of this country.
It generates pride from within the community and it generates respect from around the world. Australia’s greatest showcase of sport is housed at the National Sports Museum, across two levels of the Olympic Stand at the MCG.
The National Sports Museum includes a number of exhibitions focused on a range of sporting subjects, including Australian football, basketball, boxing, cricket (including the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame), cycling, golf, netball, Olympic and Paralympic Games, rugby union, rugby league, soccer and tennis.
It also tells the MCG story and include an extensive interactive area – ideal for kids of all ages!
The National Sports Museum will also bring renewed energy to the MCG’s traditional role as the spiritual home of Australian sport, re-establishing the stadium’s renowned heritage facilities within a new, modern museums and entertainment precinct.
Visitors enter the National Sports Museum via Gate 3 and immerse themselves in some of the finest sports-related memorabilia and interactive technology witnessed anywhere in the world. The National Sports Museum incorporates:
- Faster, Higher, Stronger (Olympics)
- Backyard to Baggy Green (Cricket)
- Spirit of Sport (Sport Australia Hall of Fame)
- Australia's Game (Australian Football)
- The People's Ground (MCG)
- Champions - Thoroughbred Racing Gallery
- Multi-Sports exhibition
- Game On (Interactive Gallery)
- Melbourne Cricket Club Museum
The National Sports Museum is three times the size of the area previously available in the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum, established in 1986 and demolished in 2003 as part of the northern stand redevelopment project.
Discounted entry for MCC members
MCC members can access the National Sports Museum on non-match days at the discounted rate of $16 by showing their membership card at the ticket counter.
Members and their guests can also access the NSM for just $10 each on an MCG event day. Event day access is via the Level 1 crossover inside Gate 2, before proceeding to the ticket booth inside Gate 3. Members must produce their membership card and a valid visitor ticket for their guests to receive this discount.
For more information about the National Sports Museum, please visit www.nsm.org.au.