Nowhere in the world can you find a museum that celebrates a nation's rich sporting history like the National Sports Museum at an unmatchable venue like the MCG.
One of Melbourne's premier museums and an insight into Melbourne - and Australia's - sporting culture, the museum offers something to do in Melbourne all year round with school holiday activities, the Game On! interactive gallery, and Australia's largest collection of sporting memorabilia.
Exhibitions and interactive displaysAcross a multitude of sports, the museum features memorabilia from some of the country’s biggest heroes and highlights moments that have shaped the traditions of Australian sport. The NSM displays:
- Olympics through the years - Faster, Higher, Stronger
- 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
- MCG – The People’s Ground
- Melbourne Cricket Club Museum
- Backyard to Baggy Green Exhibition (including a Shane Warne 3D hologram)
- Australian Football Exhibition (including a James Hird 3D hologram)
- An interactive gallery for visitors of all ages, Game On!
The museum also boasts other displays of basketball, boxing, netball, soccer, cycling, tennis, golf, Paralympic Games, rugby union, and rugby league.
Temporary exhibitions also provide a special and new experience for visitors every time. At a reasonable price and offering something for the whole family, be sure to visit the National Sports Museum inside Gate 3 of the 'G.
Sport and digital technology are set to collide in the National Sports Museum’s Experience Lab, an exciting new interactive gallery inside Gate 3 of the MCG.
Designed for visitors to test, play and react to, there are seven high-tech new installations including virtual tennis, helmet technology, eye-tracking soccer that will change the way visitors see and interact with sport.
Stay tuned for the second iteration of the Experience Lab, expected to launch just before the winter school holidays. Click here to find out more!
School holiday activities
The Easter holidays have now passed. Details of our winter holidays will be given closer to the dates. Celebrating all things sport at the MCG for the school holidays, activities include going behind the scenes and into the player change rooms with AFL and AFLW footballers, as part of our My Matchday at the 'G experience!
A real fan-favourite located within the museum, inGame On! visitors can test their goal-kicking skills against AFL players, compare cycling speeds and test their reaction times against elite athletes. With sporting activities ranging from archery to netball, the interactive gallery is the perfect place for visitors of all ages to throw, shoot, ride, race and run to their heart's content!
Visit during event mode - AFL Sunday Fundays
Take advantage of your event ticket (AFL, cricket, etc.) by visiting the museum during event mode, where all ticketholder’s receive 50% off the price of admission. On Sundays, kids are admitted FREE during AFL games in 2018!
Event mode commences when the MCG gates open. The museum then closes just prior to the commencement of the match. Click here for operating hours during event mode.