The MCG is right in the heart of so many Melbournians. It could be that you spent every weekend here cheering your favourite footy team, or you watched the Commonwealth Games here back in 2006 OR caught your very first concert - the Michael Jackson History tour! Well, these might just be Mamma's memories, but regardless, the 'G is a huge part of Melbourne culture.
The National Sports Museum is located right in the underbelly of this magnificent stadium. It showcases all that is wonderful about the Aussie sporting tradition and has so many relics and memorabilia on display. If you want to teach the kids some history about cricket, football, netball or the Olympics, this is the best place to do it. There is even a touch and feel table where you can hold the Sydney torch or try on Ian Thorpe's shoes!
The spot, however, where the kids will wanna hang out, is the fully interactive and hands on section - Game On. Here you can test your skills in all sorts of sports: your handball skills, shoot a goal in netball or soccer, have a go at archery or simply test your reflexes! This zone suits your primary aged kids and ones with a competitive streak.
Mamma's special mention: School holidays is a great time to visit. Click here to see what is happening or scroll down below for all the ins and out!
the nitty gritty
PLEASE NOTE: The museum will be closing in mid August 2019 for an exciting renovation
10am-5pm (except on MCG event days - click here for details)
Child (5-15 years) $14
Children under 5 FREE
Tickets can be purchased in a combo with an MCG guided tour CLICK HERE for more information
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Gate 3, Melbourne Cricket Ground,
Yarra Park, East Melbourne
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