National Sports Museum For Family Day Trips, School Trips & Corporate Events!

National Sports Museum For Family Day Trips, School Trips & Corporate Events!


The National Sports Museum can be found at the venue where Melbourne Cricket Ground is located. It houses a huge selection of exhibitions that feature Australia’s sporting heritage. The museum is open daily and is very affordable. Children under five years old can enjoy free admission while older children can pay as little as $12 and adults can pay as little as $23 to enter the museum. Spend several hours learning more about Australian football, cricket, the majestic Melbourne Cricket Ground and the Olympics. Children are well catered for with exciting activities available such as:

  • Colouring a Guernsey which is a shirt worn by Australian football players
  • Pin badge designing
  • Interactive games that include soccer, cycling, netball, archery and AFL
  • Pitting skills against favourite AFL players

Historical Background on National Sports Museum & Melbourne Cricket Ground

The National Sports Museum is conceived to support the ability to showcase the heritage value of the Melbourne Cricket Ground in relation to Australia. The Melbourne Cricket Ground is built in 1853 and has played host to many important sporting events in its history. Because the MCG is often regarded as the Home of Australian Sports, the National Sports Museum is built to be able to hold exhibitions to celebrate all the key Australian sporting achievements.

The National Sports Museum houses a few organisations under its venue, namely the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame, the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum, the Australian Football Hall of Fame, the Sport Australia Hall of Fame, and the Champions – Thoroughbred Racing Gallery. You will easily see exhibitions and sports artefacts displayed in the National Sports Museum on all days.

Family Day Trips

Adults can enjoy the many exhibits on display that are quite rare and hold interesting tales. How about taking time out and visiting the National Sports Museum’s Cinema where non-stop sports action is shown or relax and have a coffee at one of the many cafes? For sports enthusiasts, the National Sports Museum is a definite must-visit, see how many sporting world records you can name! There’s a comprehensive list in the Museum for you to check out if you can’t remember them all.

The history of Australian sportswomen and men, along with memorabilia, is on view at the Museum all with intriguing stories and photographs about them. You can spend the entire day here with your family as there’s so much to see. Don’t forget to find out more about:

  • The Melbourne Cricket Ground
  • Australian Football
  • The Multi-Sports Exhibition
  • Thoroughbred Racing Champions Gallery
  • The Olympics
  • Australia’s Hall of Fame for Sport

School Trips

Not only families will be interested in visiting the National Sports Museum but schoolchildren are especially welcome on school trips. Teachers and children will be guided by a Melbourne Cricket Club member around the stadium to find out more about:

  • MCC Members’ Reserve
  • The Ponsford Stand
  • The MCG Tapestry
  • The players’ changing rooms
  • The Long Room and Library

Subjected to availability, a walk in the actual arena can be organised along with spending time on the members’ terrace that has fabulous views of Melbourne and all it has to offer. If that’s not enough, school kids can also see holograms of James Hird and Shane Warne, two of the most well-known sportsmen in Australia, as well as the option of taking part in the interactive gallery.

Corporate Events

Not only are students and families welcome at the National Sports Museum, corporate people can also find a good range of event space and functions rooms to organise their corporate events in Melbourne. Imagine you are holding a corporate event related to sports, what better way than use the gallery space at the National Sports Museum to hold your event?

The venue is apt to facilitate a wide range of activities, and because it’s so centrally located at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, your event attendees will be more than willing to participate in your corporate event. What’s more, there are catering options available here so you can easily arrange for catering so that your event does not have to feature hungry participants who wish they did not come to your event!

Use Minibus or Coach Hire to Get to and fro the National Sports Museum

Regardless whether you are having a family day trip, school trip, or corporate event in Melbourne, it’s always convenient and affordable to use coach hire or minibus hire for transport arrangements to get to and fro the National Sports Museum. Let us help you score a memorable day at this exciting venue with our transport services, just send us an email or use the quote form on our website to make quick and hassle-free arrangements now!

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