National Sports Museum

The National Sports Museum is a museum dedicated to Australian sport and is located within the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia. It features exhibitions and galleries of items related mainly to Australian Rules Football, Cricket, the Summer and Winter Olympic Games, the Sport Australia Hall of Fame and the Melbourne Cricket Ground itself. Other sports also featured include Tennis, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Golf, Soccer, Basketball and Netball. The museum has been criticised for a parochial focus on Australian rules football, the most popular code in Melbourne, to the exclusion of sports such as rugby league and rugby union which are more popular elsewhere in the country.

The adjoining MCC Museum features exhibitions relating to the history of the Melbourne Cricket Club. On 6 October 2010, the Australian Racing Museum was absorbed into the National Sports Museum, which has now resulted in Horse Racing standing alongside other prominent Australian sports.

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Exhibitions and events

Spirit of Sport

Permanent exhibition

Spirit of Sport introduces athletes and general members inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame (SAHOF) since 1985, and honour the sportspeople who have achieved Australian sport's most...

The People's Ground

Permanent exhibition

The People's Ground presents a history of Australia's spiritual home of sport - the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The exhibition highlights the history of the MCG, its National Heritage Listing status...

Educational programs

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