The MCG museum is home to Australia’s largest collection of sporting memorabilia, including Don Bradman’s baggy green cap, Cathy Freeman’s unforgettable running suit from the Sydney 2000 Olympics and the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games cauldron.
The renovations and upgrade bring sporting history to life at one of the world’s most iconic sporting venues.
The new museum has been a year in the making and includes an Australian football section with an interactive Hall of Fame.
There’s also an upgraded education zone for school groups, new characters added to the popular “Pepper’s Ghost” holograms including Richmond Football Club premiership hero Bachar Houli and Carlton AFLW star Tayla Harris, and a new gallery celebrating Australia’s sporting culture.
With more than 140,000 people from Australia and overseas visiting the museum or taking an MCG tour each year, the new facility will provide even more reason for fans to come to the home of Australian sport.
The Victorian Government is encouraging all sports fans to be part of history at the ICC T20 Women’s World Cup final at the MCG on Sunday, 8 March.
The match, on International Women’s Day, will also feature performances by global superstar Katy Perry.
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