CARING FOR OUR RICH SPORTING HISTORY
PRESERVING HISTORY, SHARING TRADITIONS
The Sydney Cricket Ground Museum preserves the past and collects for the future in one of the most unique sporting precincts in the world. The SCG precinct has drawn the world's biggest stars from Pele and Maradona to Muhammad Ali, Betty Cuthbert, Don Bradman, Sachin Tendulkar, Mia Hamm, Clive Churchill and even Elton John.
In 1851 Colonel Henry Bloomfield, commander of the 11th North Devonshire regiment, stationed at the Victoria Barracks, applied to the Colonial Secretary to use the scrubby expanse of land south of the barracks for his soldiers. Granted permission, the soldiers cleared and cultivated 25 acres of sandy hills into a military garden and cricket ground.
Today more than 160 years later, the SCG is now recognised as one of the world's most loved sporting venues. It owes its unique position and continued relevance to more than lifetimes of cultivation and construction. The SCG's development has been led by key individuals responding to the needs of the people of NSW for a place to meet and enjoy sport and social activities and share them with their families abd friends.
The museum collects, documents, preserves and displays the unique sporting and social activities that have occurred at the Sydney Cricket Ground, the Sydney Sports Ground, SCG No.2, the former Sydney Football Stadium and the current Allianz Stadium.