Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the National Sports Museum located?
The National Sports Museum is located within the Melbourne Cricket Ground, on Brunton Avenue in Richmond (Melbourne-Victoria, Australia), within the confines of Yarra Park. Located across two levels of the Olympic Stand, entrance to the National Sports Museum is via MCG Gate 3.
How do I get to the National Sports Museum?
There are a number of ways to get to the National Sports Museum, including via public transport (trains, trams and buses), walking or by car. Please click here for details about public transport options.
What are the opening hours of the National Sports Museum?
The National Sports Museum will open 10.00am – 5.00pm daily. Please click here for more details about opening hours and conditions.
What are the ticket prices for the National Sports Museum?
Please click here to view ticket prices for the National Sports Museum.
I would like to visit the National Sports Museum and also take a tour of the MCG. Is this possible?
Yes, visitors to the MCG are able to attend the National Sports Museum and participate in an MCG Tour for a discounted combined rate. Please click here to view the combined ticket prices for the National Sports Museum and the MCG Tours.
Can I visit the National Sports Museum and attend an event at the MCG?
Event ticket holders can access the NSM for a reduced fee once they are inside the MCG. However, admission into the National Sports Museum will not gain a visitor entry to an MCG event. A separate event ticket can be purchased in advance of arrival or at the ground on the day.
Do I need to book my tickets in advance or can I purchase tickets at the venue?
Bookings are strongly recommended for groups of 10 patrons or more.
What can I expect to see and experience at the National Sports Museum?
Visitors can immerse themselves in some of the finest sporting artefacts and interactive technology anywhere in the world at the National Sports Museum.
View the National Sports Museum exhibitions here.
Is there an audio tour of the National Sports Museum
To complement your visit to the museum, a number of different audio tours are available at no additional cost.
The audio tour is translated into Auslan with captions. More information is available here.
Can I take photographs within the National Sports Museum?
Museum visitors are permitted to take non-commercial photographs within the National Sports Museum and MCC Museum.
Some exceptions to this policy may be put in place for reasons of security, conservation or in the interests of the overall visitor experience.
Restrictions may also apply where items (or entire exhibitions) are on loan to the museum, but these exceptions will be clearly signed. Camera tripods are not permitted at any time.
Commercial filming and media requests must be applied for in advance – contact us for further information.
What items are prohibited from the National Sports Museum?
The following items are not permitted in the National Sports Museum:
• Food and drink
• Animals (exceptions for guide or hearing purposes)
• Rollerblades, bikes, skateboards or scooters
What food and beverage facilities are available at the National Sports Museum?
Visitors can purchase food and beverages at the Paddock Cafe, located to the left of the main entrance to the National Sports Museum. The café is open from 9.30am-4.30pm daily.
What retail opportunities are available at the National Sports Museum?
The MCG Shop is located to the right of the main entrance to the museum.
Offering a range of exclusive National Sports Museum merchandise , visitors can also purchase from a comprehensive selection of AFL club merchandise; cricket and MCG merchandise.
A selection of Melbourne Cricket Club merchandise is also available for MCC members to purchase on presentation of their MCC membership card.
What facilities does the National Sports Museum offer for children?
The National Sports Museum has been developed to cater for all ages, providing a combination of collection items and multi-media presentations and includes a fully interactive gallery called Game On!
The National Sports Museum has also developed a comprehensive educational program linked to the Australian Curriculum, supported by a range of learning resources and activity sheets for teachers and students to use before and after their schools visit.
In addition, the National Sports Museum operates school holiday programs in conjunction with the Victorian school holiday dates.
What facilities does the National Sports Museum provide for those with special needs?
The National Sports Museum provides lift accessibility to the museum and ramps have been incorporated to allow for ease of movement throughout the environment.
The majority of interactive elements within the Game On! environment have been developed for utilisation by all patrons. However, due to the nature of the individual sport, some may not be recommended for some user groups. Find out more about special needs access to the National Sports Museum.
Once I have entered, can I leave and return to the National Sports Museum?
Visitors are able to depart the museum and return on the same day as many times as they wish, on presentation of their admission ticket. Tickets cannot be transferred.
Can I hold an event at the National Sports Museum?
Yes, food and beverage can be served within the museum environment at selected times, which makes for an ideal, exclusive, function venue. This can be coordinated directly with Epicure at the same time as the organisation of your event.
How can I contact the National Sports Museum?
Visit: Gate 3, Melbourne Cricket Ground
Mail: PO Box 175, East Melbourne, VIC, 8002
Phone: +61 3 9657 8879
Or, complete our contact form.