National Sports Museum

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 visitors of all ages all year round with school holiday activities, the Game On! interactive gallery, and Australia's largest collection of sporting memorabilia. 

Exhibitions and interactive displays

Across plenty of sports, the museum features stories 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 basketball, boxing, netball, soccer, cycling, tennis, golf, Paralympic Games, rugby union, and rugby league.

Temporary exhibitions 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.

Click here for details on operating hours, purchasing tickets and admission prices.

School holiday activities

Celebrating all things sport at the MCG for the school holidays, the National Sports Museum runs activities for every school holiday period. A favourite with the kids is gaining exclusive access, behind the scenes and into the player change rooms with AFL and AFLW footballers, as part of our My Matchday at the 'G experience! 

Click here for full details.


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 2019!

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.

Go behind the scenes

Planning a trip to the MCG and want to take a behind the scenes tour or visit the National Sports Museum?Well, here is a virtual tour to work out where to go when you arrive and what to look for.The team at Gate 3 look forward to welcoming you whether you arrive on foot, by car, train, tram or bus. Take a look around, work out where to go and plan ahead. Check out all we have to offer, including a café to grab a coffee or the shop to buy a gift for your loved ones.See the MCG from a whole new perspective.

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