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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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  • Take time to do the whole tour, the volunteers are amazing and knowledgeable . A must for every sports fan. 
  • I visited this place right after I had done the MCG tour, and am so happy I did. It features the popular sports in Australia, such as cricket, AFL, NRL, soccer, horse-racing, tennis, but the one I was...  more »
  • This was amazing. I loved all the exhibits and how interactive it was. When I first heard about it I didn't realise it was in the MCG so that was a pleasant surprise. 
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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!