National Sports Museum


National Sports MuseumThe National Sports Museum, located at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), celebrates the place of sport in Australian life and promotes national identity and pride. It provides a unique opportunity to showcase what Australian sportsmen and women have achieved on the world stage by exhibiting a collection of sports memorabilia from across all Australian sports in a single location. It is a national focal point for achievements and values in sport, in particular the notion that the pursuit of excellence at the highest level is consistent with a commitment to fair play. It serves as an inspiration to the youth of Australia to be active, set goals and achieve them, and it protects and preserves the nation's sporting heritage, ensuring our unique sporting culture and history is enhanced and appreciated.

The Museum houses the Sport Australia Hall of Fame, the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame, the Australian Football Hall of Fame, the Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame and the Australian Racing Hall of Fame. Exhibition galleries feature Australia’s participation in the Olympic Games, the history of the MCG, and displays about many sporting codes. Temporary exhibition areas and a small cinema address the sporting issues and events of the day. This is a vibrant, exciting and attractive mix of sporting heritage and interactive entertainment aimed at young Australians and match day patrons as well as the MCG's traditional tourist groups seven days a week.

Located at Gate 3 of the MCG, the National Sports Museum is three times the size of the area previously available in the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum, established in 1986 and demolished in 2003 as part of the MCG’s northern stand redevelopment project.


The Sport Australia Hall of Fame has a visible home within the National Sports Museum - a place to recognise and honour Australia's greatest sportsmen and women. Including athletes from all sports and those in roles supportive to athletes, the Museum provides a rich context for the achievements and contributions of our Members and Legends. Together, SAHOF and the National Sports Museum inspire and encourage the youth of our nation.

Each Member and Legend of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame holds VIP status at the National Sports Museum, enabling a lifetime of free admission to the Museum.

Spirit of Sport Exhibition – Legends Wall


Information about access is available on the Museum’s website, HERE.

Patrons with special needs should read THIS page.


Please refer to the Museum’s website HERE for all details of entry costs.


The National Sports Museum is open from 10.00am to 5.00pm daily (except Christmas Day, Good Friday and major event days), with the last admission at 4.00pm.

We recommend you allocate at least 90 minutes to fully experience the Museum.

Please check the latest updates HERE for information about admission times on match days.



PO Box 173 
East Melbourne Vic 8002
Ph: 03 9510 2066


National Sports Museum

Telephone Enquiries: 03 9657 8879


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When considering the stature of an athlete or for that matter any person, I set great store in certain qualities which I believe to be essential in addition to skill. They are that the person conducts his of her life with dignity, with integrity, courage, and perhaps most of all, with modesty. These virtues are totally compatible with pride, ambition, and competitiveness.