Leg­ends and He­roes Unite

Melbourne Official Visitor Guide - - See & Do -

When sum­mer rolls around in Mel­bourne, thoughts turn to the sport­ing field. It’s when in­ter­na­tional teams ar­rive to play the Aus­tralian cricket team at the MCG, the at­mos­phere at Mel­bourne Park reaches new heights as the Aus­tralian Open hosts the world’s great­est ten­nis play­ers, and the whole city can hear the roar of the mo­tors as the For­mula 1 Grand Prix takes off.

Big Day Out

Add an­other layer of the sport­ing life to your day with a visit to the Na­tional Sports Mu­seum. Plan­ning on spend­ing the evening watch­ing a game of Twenty20 cricket? Ar­rive in the city a bit early and check out the Back­yard to Baggy Green ex­hi­bi­tion that traces the evo­lu­tion of some of our favourite crick­eters and the game.

Great Sport­ing Mem­o­ries

Aus­tralia’s his­tory and its great­est sport­ing achieve­ments are bound to­gether. Many would say sport has helped shape the na­tion we are to­day. Check­ing out the col­lec­tions you’ll see Don Brad­man’s baggy green, the 1956 Mel­bourne Olympics caul­dron and Tul­loch’s care­fully pre­served heart, as well as the balls, bats and uni­forms that were part of mo­men­tous sport­ing oc­ca­sions.

Test Your Skills

If you’ve ever won­dered how your kick­ing com­pared to an AFL cham­pion’s, if you could hit an archery tar­get or if you could ride a bike to glory at the Olympic Games now is the time to find out. Game On! is a favourite in­ter­ac­tive zone with all the fans.

At the Na­tional Sports Mu­seum, learn about the great­est ath­letes Aus­tralia has ever seen in a venue that com­bines ac­tion with mem­o­ries.

Tour and More

Com­bine your visit to the Na­tional Sports Mu­seum with a tour of the MCG, where you get to visit places usu­ally out of bounds, in­clud­ing the MCC Long Room, play­ers’ dress­ing room, the me­dia room and the hal­lowed turf. nsm.org.au

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