SCG Museum

Caring for our rich sporting history

SCG Museum

Caring for our rich sporting history

The Sydney Cricket Ground Museum is a working historical registrar offering all members of the public the chance to relive some of Australia's most famous sporting conquests and incredible moments.

SCG Museum

In 1851 Colonel Henry Bloomfield, commander of the 11th North Devonshire regiment, stationed at the Victoria Barracks, applied to the Colonial Secretaries Office to use the sandy, scrubby expanse of land south of the barracks for his soldiers. Granted permission, the soldiers cleared and cultivated 25 acres of the once sandy hills into a military garden and cricket ground.

Born from these endeavours, the SCG became one of the world’s great sports stadia. It owes its unique position and continued relevance to more than 160 years of cultivation and construction. Its development has been led by key individuals who have responded to the needs of the people of NSW for a site where they could congregate for the enjoyment of sport and social activities. 

The SCG Museum is dedicated to collecting, documenting, preserving and displaying the unique sporting and social activities that have occurred on the grounds of the Sydney Cricket Ground, the Sydney Sports Ground and Allianz Stadium since Bloomfield's men commenced cultivating the grounds.

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The Museum ethos

The Museum ethos

Making history, preserving heritage, sharing traditions. 

This SCG Museum vision represents the Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust, honouring the past as proud custodians of our history and traditions.

What we do

What we do

  • Develop the SCG Museum and archive collection for the preservation of artefacts and interpretation of stories that tell our heritage.
  • Share the museum and history of the SCG, Allianz Stadium and the Sydney Sports Ground with the public via the SCG Tour Experience.
  • Implement a Heritage Asset Management Strategy and Heritage Interpretation Plan that maintained the heritage listed Members Pavilion (1886) and Ladies Pavilion (1896) alongside movable heritage items, such as the 1924 Robertson and Marks scoreboard and Boxer's roller.
  • Keep a living memory of experiences at the grounds through the SCG Oral History Project.
  • Honour significant sportspeople and administrators who have made significant contributions at the grounds and to the development of the Trust.

 Make a tax deductible donation today to help the Trust create a new Sports Museum for Sydney that will greatly expand the current museum’s exhibition space and preserve historic objects in a state-of-the-art archive.

Support us

Support us

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 pdf’s below.

SCG Museum Management Collection Policy

SCG Museum Acquisition Policy

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.

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.

Past and future projects

Past and future projects

Past donations from benefactors and supporters of the SCG Museum have funded key heritage activities, including:

  • The restoration of the 1892 Panorama.
  • The restoration of our Inter-colonial scorecards in the SCG Members Pavillion.
  • The commissioning of ten life-sized bronze sculptures of NSW and Australia sport legends throughout the precinct.
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