Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum

Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum

Located at the MCG is Australia's first multi-sport museum, with collections documenting Australia's sporting history and the cultural significance of sport. The Gallery is an accredited museum (since (1998) and has extensive collections of artefacts, photographs and research material from the Modern era of Summer Olympic Games, as well as significant material relating to Australian Rules football, boxing, bicycle racing, rowing, golf, tennis, lawn bowls, shooting, baseball, lacrosse, hockey, squash, basketball, soccer, netball and billiards. The Gallery is the only International Olympic Committee endorsed Olympic Museum in Australia.

Please note: temporary closure
A massive project to rebuild the entire northern side of the MCG began in 2002, directly following the AFL Grand Final. Stage 3 of this project in October 2003 entailed the demolition of the MCC Members Pavilion and the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum. The majority of the Gallery's extensive collection has been put into storage, but a small portion is touring the country with the Powerhouse Museum's travelling exhibition "Sport: more than heroes and legends". The Museum will re-open in early 2006 prior to the Commonwealth Games, and is envisaged as a world-class sports museum, with a large interactive component to engage and fascinate all visitors.

There's always something to see at the 'G. On every non-event day MCG Tours depart regularly from the Great Southern Stand foyer (located on Street level, Brunton Avenue near Light Tower 4), between 10am and 3pm. Highlight of the tour include: Players change rooms; Cricket players viewing area; Coaches box; Heritage units and other art works; Birds eye view of the MCG; Walk on the arena (subject to availability).

Address: 
Great Southern Stand Street Level, Brunton Avenue (near Light Tower 4), East Melbourne, VIC
Tel: 
0396578879
Hours: 
9.30am - 4.30pm all non-event days. Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday
Admission: 
Adult $10.00, Concession $6.00, Family $25.00, Student $3.00. Discount for group bookings.
Facilities: 
Guided Tours, Café, Kiosk, Volunteer Program, Holiday/Public Programs, Education Programs, Shop, Brochure Information
Collection: 
Approximately 21,000 items and approximately 10,000 negatives and transparencies
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Items

Olympic Team Uniform

Creator:
Worn by Marjorie Jackson
Description:
Green wool blazer, grey felt hat, running spikes.
Date:
1952 ; 1950s
Item Id Number:
V-AGS 1986-803

Rifle

Lee Enfield Rifle

Creator:
Owned by Percy "Perc" Pavey (MBE)
Description:
Lee Enfield Rifle with plated leather.
Date:
1940s
Item Id Number:
V-AGS 1994-3074.1

Olympic Gold Medal

Creator:
Won by Betty Cuthbert (MBE)
Description:
Circular gold plated medal decorated with raised design obverse and reverse.
Date:
1956 ; 1960
Item Id Number:
V-AGS 1985-3128.1