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National Sports Museum, Melbourne

(4.6/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
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 place to spend a half of the day for families with the young kids! You "mast see" the museum especially if you love sport and want your kids to be involved in that.  more »
  • A fantastic few hours spent enjoying the well presented and extensive memorabilia from many sports and the history of the development of the MCG. There were hands on sports activities to try too.  more »
  • The museum is located at the MCG and is not to be missed. A fabulous family outing with so much to see. The best way to get there is by tram or train from Flinders Street Station. You could spend 3 to...  more »
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  • 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.
  • The MCG is an incredible stadium, both in terms of it's size and it's history. This tour goes in depth into its history and the sporting events that have been held there and there have been many. If are not Australian there is a lot about AFL which maybe of less interest but I felt I learned a kit about the roots of the game which made me appreciate it much more. But if you pay up for it I cannot recommend enough the stadium tour on top of it. Combined it's a great day out.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Amazing sporting history brought to life!