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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. To visit National Sports Museum and other attractions in Melbourne, use our Melbourne vacation planner.
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  • If you're a sports fan this is an interesting museum in an iconic venue...The MCG. There are a variety of displays from AFL to racing and Olympic paraphernalia. You could easily spend more than an hou...  more »
  • A simply fantastic history of our Sporting History in a wonderful setting. The MCG Tour encompassing the Sports Museum is something all Melbournians and visitors should undertake as it is world class.  more »
  • I strongly recommend a visit to the Museum. Sport of all kinds featured with Shane Warne talking about cricket in his experience. Expect to spend a morning or afternoon there you won't be disappointed...  more »
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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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