2008 National Sports Museum

The NSM was opened on 13 March 2008 and is housed at the MCG.

Australia Post released a souvenir sheet to commemorate the event. It was accompanied by an insert which explained the sport represented in the selvedge of the P stamp.

Permanent Exhibitions

The NSM is currently comprised of nine permanent galleries, curated under the following themes:

  • Australia’s Game (Australian Football)
  • Backyard to Baggy Green (Cricket)
  • Champions (Thoroughbred horse racing)
  • Faster, Higher, Stronger (Olympics)
  • Game On (Interactive Gallery)
  • Multi-Sports (Various sports)
  • Spirit of Sport (Sport Australia Hall of Fame)
  • The People’s Ground (MCG)