Donate to the Collection
One of the core values of the Trust is knowing and celebrating our history and preserving the best traditions of sport and our grounds. The SCG Museum exists as a tangible expression of this value. Our mission is to research, record and share the social, political and sporting history of the Sydney Cricket Ground and associated grounds through the collection, documentation, preservation and exhibition of artefacts and information that reflects and celebrates the history of the SCG.
The SCG Museum curators use a series of professional guidelines to help them manage the documentation, preservation and exhibition needs of this significant and historic collection. These guidelines and selection criteria are outlined in the SCG Museum Collection Management Policy and the SCG Museum Acquisition Policy
SCG Museum Collection Management Policy (263.01 KB)
SCG Museum Acquisition Policy (114.34 KB)
If you have an item that you believe may contribute to the significance of the collection, and would like to donate it to the SCG Museum please contact our curator on (02) 9380 0312. Items relating to the Sydney Cricket Ground, Allianz Stadium or the Sydney Sports Ground and their events will be considered for acquisition. Objects acquired by the SCG Museum are carefully preserved for future generations to appreciate.
Make a Tax-Deductible Donation
You can support the preservation and exhibition of our grounds' heritage for future generations by making a tax-deductible donation to the museum through the Australian Sports Foundation.
Featured Project: Saving the 1892 Panorama
Right now, the museum is looking to raise $15,000 to restore and preserve the 1892 panorama photo of the SCG that has been hung in the Members Pavilion Long Bar for many years.
To remain on permanent display, including for visitors doing SCG Experience tours, the photo frame needs to be stabilised and fitted with specialist conservation acrylic. The photo has particular historical significance because it depicts the second Test between Australia and Lord Sheffield’s English XI. During this series Lord Sheffield donated money for a shield to establish an Australian first-class domestic competition ‒ known today as the Sheffield Shield.
Read the full story in the attached - 1892 Panorama (423.08 KB)
Past & Future Projects
Past donations from benefactors and supporters of the SCG Museum have funded key heritage activities, including:
- The restoration of our Inter-colonial scorecards in the SCG Members Pavilion
- The commissioning of ten life-sized bronze sculptures of NSW and Australia sport legends throughout the precinct
- The development of the Jack Marsh History Lecture ‒ an annual public lecture that encourages curiosity in the history of our grounds
Looking forward, the Trust plans to create a new Sports Museum for Sydney that will expand the current museum’s exhibition space ten-fold and preserve our historic objects in a state-of-the-art archive. The museum will bring this important heritage to the public’s finger-tips and give Sydney a major new tourist attraction that will attract 60,000 local and international visitors annually.