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National Sports Museum

National Sports Museum - - exterior

The National Sports Museum is a museum is dedicated to Australian sport and features exhibits for cricket, Australian rules football, the Summer and Winter Olympic Games, tennis, rugby league, rugby union, soccer, basketball, boxing and netball.

The Australian Sports Hall of Fame is also located within the museum along with the Australian Racing Museum and the Melbourne Cricket Club museum.

Among the many exhibits and historical objects in the National Sports Museum the following are some of the highlights:

To help you better appreciate the National Sports Museum, the following guides will be helpful:


Essential Facts:

  • Name:                      National Sports Museum
  • City:                          Melbourne, Australia 
  • Established:            1986
  • Collection:               Sports Museum
  • Location:                 Melbourne Cricket Ground, Brunton Ave, Melbourne, Victoria


“The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part.” Pierre de Coubertin



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