DECEMBER 2021 UPDATEThe Melbourne Cricket Club is pleased to announce the re-opening of the MCC Museum, following refresh works completed this year.
From Friday December 10, the Museum will be open to MCC Members and their guests attending the Big Bash League match between the Melbourne Stars and Sydney Thunder. The Museum will remain open to all Members and their guests who attend MCG event days inside the Members’ Reserve.
On MCG event days, the MCC Museum will trade within the event’s operating hours, from the timing of Gate 2 opening until the close of the event. The Museum will be accessible from the Internal Concourse of Level B1 of the Members’ Reserve.
From Monday December 13, the MCC Museum will recommence its role as an integral part of the Australian Sports Museum experience on non-MCG event days, where ticket purchasers will be able to access the MCC Museum from within the Australian Sports Museum. MCC members will receive free access to MCG Tours and the Australian Sports Museum, until the end of March 2022.
In line with the current Victorian Government health directives, all venues within the MCG will only be accessible to fully vaccinated patrons (over the age of 12 years and two months). Children under 12 years and two months of age old do not need to be vaccinated but must be accompanied by fully vaccinated adults.
Unvaccinated patrons will not be permitted to enter the MCG, unless they are able to display a valid immunisation medical exemption provided by a Victorian Government-approved health professional.
ABOUT THE MCC MUSEUMThe Melbourne Cricket Club Museum – a world-class facility that showcases the rich history of the Club and the ground it manages – has been located on Level B1 of the Members’ Pavilion since 2006.
There are over 700 objects on display in the museum, including over 150 that have never been exhibited in this space. Some of these are in a showcase dedicated to objects used in the design of the stadium, the maintenance of the ground, and the changing lighting methods. There are also many examples of art inspired by the building and of the experiences at the ‘G.
Other key items include the ball used when Australia won its first Test on English soil, the 1960 and 1964 VFL trophies won by Melbourne Football Club, a cricket shirt worn by Warwick Armstrong in the 1920s and a large architectural model of the MCG.
A modern feature of the museum is the inclusion of two digital interactives. There are touchscreens where visitors can trace the changing architectural and functional elements of the MCG, supplemented with photographs and video. Another touchscreen describes the history of MCC membership using text, images and data visualization to describe the changing membership categories, membership statistics, and changing attitudes about membership.
You don’t need to be a sports buff to enjoy the experience – there is something for everyone at the MCC Museum!
AUSTRALIAN SPORTS MUSEUM AND THE MCC MUSEUMFrom Monday December 13, the MCC Museum will recommence its role as an integral part of the Australian Sports Museum experience on non-MCG event days, where ticket purchasers will be able to access the MCC Museum from within the Australian Sports Museum.
Follow the signage when browsing the Cricket Gallery inside the Australian Sports Museum to discover the MCC Museum.
MCC members will receive free access to MCG Tours and the Australian Sports Museum, until the end of March 2022.