Australian Racing Museum

Museums East Melbourne
Australian Racing Museum

Giddy-up to this museum honouring Melbourne horseplay

Horse racing is "the sport of kings"? Not in Melbourne it ain't. Here it's a people's pastime. Kings and paupers share the same passion for the punt and the ponies and, when the betting is done, each faces the same odds to emerge a winner.

This grand museum pays tribute to horses, jockeys, trainers, strappers and stablehands and to us, the public, who hold them in thrall. There are excellent exhibits dedicated to the Melbourne Cup and its accordant fashions as well as wider statements on the social and cultural vitality of racing in Australia.


Venue name: Australian Racing Museum
Address: National Sports Museum, Melbourne Cricket Ground
Brunton Ave
Opening hours: Daily 10am-6pm
Transport: Nearby stations: Jolimont; Richmond
Price: $5-$9
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