National Sports Museum
Address: Gate 3, MCG, Yarra Park, Jolimont Tce, East Melbourne, Victoria 3002
Phone: 03 9657 8879 | Fax: 03 9654 7935
A sporting moment happens once. Never to be repeated. A split second in time, captured forever. They live in the minds of the people: who competed, who were there, and who pass their stories from generation to generation. They shape our collective view of ourselves, and our country. They become the blueprint for what we value and an inspiration for all.
The National Sports Museum houses Australia's most comprehensive sporting collection, showcasing more than 3500 objects related to the greatest moments in Australian sporting history. Located at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), the NSM celebrates the contribution that sport has made within the development of our uniquely Australian culture.
The achievements of Australian sportsmen and women at all levels are showcased within an environment rich with sporting artefacts and interactive technology.
Showcasing the great moments in Australia's sporting history, the museum includes a number of permanent exhibitions focused on Australian football, boxing, basketball, cricket, cycling, golf, thoroughbred horse racing, netball, Olympic and Paralympic Games, rugby union, rugby league, soccer, and tennis. Also featured is the MCG story and the Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) Museum and NSM Cinema Sport features non-stop sporting action.
The museum also includes two 3D theatrical experiences with Australian cricket legend Shane Warne in 'Cricket Found Me' and Australian football star James Hird in 'Off the Bench'.
Game On is a fully interactive gallery allowing you to personally experience the thrill of participation in a diverse range of sporting environments and activities.
More than just a museum, the NSM captures the spirit of Australian sporting life and relives the moments that have shaped Australia's rich sporting traditions and cultural heritage.
Price & booking
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Child ( 5-15 yrs)
Cancellation and booking policy
For MCG major events including but not limited to the AFL Grand Final, Day 1 of the Boxing Day Test and ANZAC Day football, entry to the National Sports Museum will be restricted to those patrons holding a valid event ticket. On other MCG event days, hours of operation will vary and impact on the time available within the museum - designated opening times will be promoted on our website . www.nsm.org.au
The National Sports Museum is a short stroll (approximately 10 minutes) from Federation Square over the William Barak Bridge to the MCG.
Trams 48, 70, 75.
- Child Activities
- Conference/Convention Facilities
- Access With Assistance for the Disabled
- Toilet facilities for the Disabled
- Non Smoking Establishment
- Public Toilet
Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday. Hours of operation vary on days when events are being held within the MCG arena. Please check our website for more information on event day hours of operation.
With last admission at 4pm.
- Australian Tourism Export Council
- Cultural Tourism Industry Group
- Museums Australia
- Tourism Alliance Victoria
The National Sports Museum accommodates individuals and groups of all access abilities. Lift and/ or ramp access is available between all levels. The NSM participates in the Carer Card Program offering free of charge access to carers. Museum audio tours are available in Auslan for the hearing impaired .It is always recommended to contact us in advance to arrange any special access requirements.
Additional business information
Education and School Groups
The National Sports Museum provides a range of curriculum-based programs to help maximise student learning opportunities. Bookings are essential.
A visit to the National Sports Museum can complement an event being held within the range of function facilities available at the MCG. Bookings are essential.
Special Interest Groups
The National Sports Museum welcomes groups from community groups including Probus, Rotary and sporting clubs. Bookings are essential.
Activities and attractions