Thursday, 1 September, 2016 - 15:30

The Olympics come alive at the National Sports Museum in 2016

With 2016 heralding the Rio Olympics as well as the sixtieth anniversary of the Melbourne 1956 Games, Olympic fever is well and truly in the air at the MCG and National Sports Museum.

As home to one of the world’s finest collections of Olympic material and with displays devoted to every Olympic Games since 1896, there is nowhere better to celebrate the great achievements of Australian Olympians.

2016 is also an extra special year for the MCG and National Sports Museum, marking 60 years since the MCG hosted the Melbourne Olympic Games in 1956.

Far beyond the history and artefacts on display in the NSM, the ground itself still holds the memories of the great sporting moments that thrilled the crowds all those years ago.

In order to help celebrate the start of the Road to Rio as well as the 60th anniversary of the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, the National Sports Museum and MCG is offering schools a uniquely educational and entertaining Olympic package.

Students will have the opportunity to


  • Learn about the history of the Games throughout the interactive NSM,
  • Take a special Olympic themed tour of the mighty MCG, 
  • Meet with an Australian Olympic athlete to hear first hand insights into what it means to represent your country at the world’s premier sporting event, and the emotional and physical challenges that it brings.

A tailored range of educational resources tailored to the content and activities involved in the program will be available both before, during and after the NSM visit.

Only offered in 2016 and with sessions available in term 4, those interested in being involved are encouraged to book now at on