Having toured the Melbourne Cricket Ground I then visited the National Sports Museum which is located within the MCG. If you don’t do the tour then you should at least visit the Sports Museum. I spent three hours there. There was so much to see and so much information to take in. I didn’t even have time to visit the interactive part of the museum, this section is ideal for children as they can test how fast they bowl, how good their reaction time is and participate in sports alongside legends.
The museum has eight different sections and I spent most of my time in the Olympic section – Faster, Higher, Stronger and the Cricket section – Backyard to Baggy Green.
Some Olympic memorabilia.
The other sections were The People’s Ground, Australia’s Game, Spirit of Sport, Multi Sports, MCC Museum, Champions- Thoroughbred Racing Gallery. If you visit the museums’s website you can get a detailed picture of what the museum has to offer. I certainly recommend it.
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Three hours in a museum? I hope there were refreshments available.
There certainly were. There was a cafe called the Hugh Trumble Cafe – named after a famous Australian cricketer.