On any visit to Melbourne, the MCG Tour is an absolute must! Visitors enjoy an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at one of the world’s most iconic sports stadiums, with official MCG tour guides offering insights on the history and the secrets of the ‘G.
Nothing can match the tradition and heritage of the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground. Open inside Gate 3 every day, the MCG tour and National Sports Museum are a must for all visitors to Melbourne. The guided MCG tour includes the famous MCC Long Room, a walk on the hallowed arena, the MCC Library, player change rooms, cricket viewing rooms, the Ron Casey Media Centre, and much more.
Australia’s largest sporting collection is housed in the National Sports Museum at the MCG. This contemporary space boasts interactive zones for visitors of all ages, 3D holograms of sporting stars like Shane Warne, and memorabilia from some of our country’s biggest sporting heroes. Ranging across the Olympics, AFL, Cricket, horseracing, and much more, the National Sports Museum cannot be missed.
Further enhancing the MCG experience is the National Sports Museum (NSM). Unique amongst sports and stadium museums around the world, the NSM brings together the history of Australian sport and the MCG itself, with more than 3500 pieces of memorabilia covering countless sporting pursuits. With the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics just around the corner, the museum is the place to be – not only because it showcases some of Australia’s greatest achievements throughout our Olympic history, but it will also be celebrating the 60-year anniversary of the 1956 Olympic Games that were held at the MCG itself. A further museum highlight, the ‘Game On!’ interactive gallery is a must for visitors of all ages to test their skills in a diverse range of sporting activities all year round.
The MCG offers a combined ticket to both the MCG Tour and NSM – go to mcg.org.au for more information on ticketing and opening times.