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The MCG recognises and celebrates its heritage and sporting history with a commitment seen at very few stadiums anywhere in the world by housing the National Sports Museum. Across 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 National Sports Museum showcases:
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)

The museum also boasts other displays of basketball, boxing, netball, soccer, cycling, tennis, golf, Paralympic Games, rugby union, and rugby league. Temporary exhibition areas addressing current sporting trends and events of today always provide a special and new experience for visitors every time.

Game On!
Located inside the National Sports Museum, Game On! is an interactive gallery for all ages, where visitors can join in on a range of activities that include:
Kicking for goal
Reaction testing
Shooting a netball
Beating the goalie and much more.

Join in the fun and take part in Game On! as part of your visit to the National Sports Museum.

Content: National Sports Museum

Price & booking


Type Valid Entry cost
01/04/15 - 31/03/16 $22.00
Prices are for children between five and 15 years old.
01/04/15 - 31/03/16 $11.00
Payment methods accepted
EFTPOS MasterCard Visa Card
Cancellation and booking policy

For Melbourne Cricket Ground major events including but not limited to the Australian Football League Grand Final, Day One 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 Melbourne Cricket Ground event days, hours of operation will vary and impact on the time available within the museum designated opening times will be promoted on their website.

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Local directions:

The National Sports Museum is a short stroll (approximately 15 minutes) from Federation Square over the Yarra River via William Barak Bridge to the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Trams 48, 70, 75 can also take you there. The entrance to the National Sports Museum is located at Gate three. For any further information please contact National Sports Museum at the MCG.

  • Café
  • Child activities
  • Conference/convention facilities
  • Access with assistance for the disabled
  • Toilet facilities for the disabled
  • Guide
  • Lockers
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Public toilet
  • Shop
Opening hours:

Closed Christmas Day, Melbourne Cup Day and Good Friday. Hours of operation vary on days when events are being held within the Melbourne Cricket Ground arena. Please check the website for more information on event day hours of operation.

  • Every Day
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Hours of operation vary on event days, please visit the website for details.
  • Australian Tourism Export Council
  • Cultural Tourism Industry Group
  • Museums Australia
  • Tourism Alliance Victoria
Disabled access:
The National Sports Museum accommodates individuals and groups of all access abilities. Lift and, or ramp access is available between all levels. The National Sports Museum 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 them in advance to arrange any special access requirements.