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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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  • Great service, good equipment and recommendations for area. They were technically closed, but made our bike rental happen, a beautiful, scenic downhill run through the Franconia Notch.  more »
  • I did this as part of the MCG Tour, it was good way to jump to this after the MCG tour and receive more Australian sporting culture - My only problem was a got to the museum with about 75 mins before ...  more »
  • I absolutely loved this. I am a massive sports fan so this really appealed to me. There is so much to learn from cricket to AFL to rugby to the olympics and even horse racing. I did the MCG tour and N...  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.