Operating hours

Take an MCG Tour to experience behind-the-scenes access to one of the world’s most iconic stadiums. For further information on prices and to purchase tickets visit nsm.org.au/visit/tickets.

OPERATING HOURS

  • Guided MCG tours depart regularly between 10.00am and 3.00pm daily, and take approximately 75 minutes (except on MCG event days – see modified hours below).
  • The National Sports Museum is open daily from 10.00am until 5.00pm (except on MCG event days – see modified hours below).
  • MCG tours are not available and the National Sports Museum is closed on Christmas Day, Melbourne Cup Day and Good Friday.

MODIFIED HOURS

Modifications to these hours occur when the MCG hosts events or undergoes maintenance

The National Sports Museum is open to the public from 10.00am until 5.00pm and MCG Tours depart every 30 minutes from 10.00am until 3.00pm except for the following dates below where different operating hours and access conditions apply.

The National Sports Museum tickets cost half price during MCG event mode for event ticket holders. Event mode commences when MCG gates open and the museum closes just prior to the commencement of the match.

Only those patrons who hold a valid ticket to the MCG event will be able to purchase tickets to the National Sports Museum under the ‘NSM Access During Event’ times stated below.

Date
Event
Operating times
Saturday June 29Hawthorn v West Coast EaglesMCG Tours: No tours
NSM Access: 10.00am - 11.30am
NSM Access During Event: Gate open to 1.30pm
Sunday June 30Stadium StompMCG Tours: No tours
Friday July 5Hawthorn v CollingwoodMCG Tours: 10.00am - 2.00pm
NSM Access: 10.00am - 5.00pm
NSM Access During Event: Gate open to 7.30pm
Saturday July 6Essendon v Sydney SwansMCG Tours: No tours
NSM Access: 10.00am - 11.00am
NSM Access During Event: Gate open to 1.30pm
Sunday July 7Carlton v MelbourneMCG Tours: No tours
NSM Access: No public access
NSM Access During Event: Gate open to 1.00pm
Sunday July 14Richmond v GWS GiantsMCG Tours: No tours
NSM Access: 10.00am - 11.00am
NSM Access During Event: Gate open to 1.00pm
Saturday July 20Richmond v Port AdelaideMCG Tours: No tours
NSM Access: 10.00am - 11.30am
NSM Access During Event: Gate open to 1.30pm
Sunday July 21Geelong Cats v HawthornMCG Tours: No tours
NSM Access: 10.00am - 11.00am
NSM Access During Event: Gate open to 1.00pm
Friday July 26Collingwood v RichmondMCG Tours: 10.00am - 2.00pm
NSM Access During Event: Gate open to 7.30pm
Saturday July 27Carlton v AdelaideMCG Tours: No tours
NSM Access: 10.00am - 12.00pm
NSM Access During Event: Gate open to 2.00pm
Saturday August 3Melbourne v RichmondMCG Tours: 10.00am - 2.00pm
NSM Access: 10.00am - 4.30pm
NSM Access During Event: Gate open to 7.00pm
Sunday August 4Collingwood v Gold Coast SunsMCG Tours: No tours
NSM Access: 10.00am - 11.00am
NSM Access During Event: Gate open to 1.00pm
Saturday August 10Melbourne v CollingwoodMCG Tours: No tours
NSM Access: 10.00am - 11.00am
NSM Access During Event: Gate open to 1.30pm
Sunday August 11Richmond v CarltonMCG Tours: No tours
NSM Access: No public access
NSM Access During Event: Gate open to 3.00pm
Friday August 16Melbourne v Sydney SwansMCG Tours: 10.00am - 2.00pm
NSM Access During Event: Gate open to 7.30pm
Saturday August 17Carlton v St KildaMCG Tours: No tours
NSM Access: Closed
NSM Access During Event: Closed
Sunday August 18Richmond v West Coast EaglesMCG Tours: No tours
NSM Access: Closed
NSM Access During Event: Closed
August 23, 24 or 25Richmond v Brisbane LionsMCG Tours: TBC
NSM Access: Closed
NSM Access During Event: Closed
August 23, 24 or 25Collingwood v EssendonMCG Tours: TBC
NSM Access: Closed
NSM Access During Event: Closed
September 5, 6, 7 or 8Week 1 AFL FinalsMCG Tours: TBC
NSM Access: Closed
NSM Access During Event: Closed
September 13 or 14Week 2 AFL FinalsMCG Tours: TBC
NSM Access: Closed
NSM Access During Event: Closed
September 20 or 21Week 3 AFL FinalsMCG Tours: TBC
NSM Access: Closed
NSM Access During Event: Closed
Saturday September 282019 AFL Grand FinalMCG Tours: No tours
NSM Access: Closed
NSM Access During Event: Closed
Sunday October 13Melbourne MarathonMCG Tours: No tours
NSM Access: Closed
NSM Access During Event: Closed