National Sports Museum, Melbourne

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Located in the Melbourne Cricket Ground, one of Australia’s most notable sporting shrines, National Sports Museum plays an important role in documenting sports in a country often obsessed with such pursuits. Founded in 1986, the museum boasts exhibits focused on cricket, soccer, rugby, basketball, and Australian rules football, as well as the Australian Sports Hall of Fame and the Australian Racing Museum. Plan your visit to National Sports Museum and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Melbourne attractions website .
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  • This was an excellent way to spend a few hours looking at a great collection of sporting memorabilia as well as watching some great videos of sportsmen like James Hird and Shane Warne talking about th...  more »
  • National Sports Museum. Located in the basement of the Melbourne cricket ground. Put in into the Melbourne cricket ground and go down the stairs on the left hand side of the reception. Tokyo Olympic-related exhibition in Japan are several.
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  • The Museum is also a huge Cricket Stadium. In Japanese, such as cricket and Australian Football from unfamiliar ones exhibit a variety of sports, such as tennis and golf and was spectacular.
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  • If you are in Melbourne, go to the sports museum and give yourself the whole day. So much to see and do. Lots of cricket and AFL. Interactive exhibits.
  • Cricket history and other sport history + some great simulation games to get active!
  • Visited the museum and I quite enjoyed learning about the history of sport (even though I am not a sports fan). It has a detailed history of Australian cricket, AFL and Olympic history. It features other sports too. There's a Shane Warne hologram which is pretty cool. Great for kids and families. We spent about 90 minutes but did not see everything.
  • Mainly AFL, cricket and horse riding. But there is a lot of Olympic content and some interactive games. Worth a visit if you're a sports fan.
  • The NSM is a great place to expand your knowledge of Australian sport. I really enjoyed my visit to the NSM because of the amount of info and the kind volunteers.

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