Elevated Tours by MCG Events
The MCG tour is a ‘must do’ when in Melbourne. Explore the inner sanctum of the MCG, walk on the hallowed turf and in the footsteps of where legends have walked.
It doesn’t get better. Or does it?
MCG Events have now expanded the popular experience, with a series of elevated tours that each feature and focus on a unique element of the MCG – including its art collection, heritage and cultural significance.
These are great to add on to your next event, as a memorable point of difference.
A ‘day in the life’ of a commentator
Take the popular MCG tour to the next level with a peak behind-the-curtain in the Ron Casey Media Centre and explore the commentary boxes. Your guests can sit in the very same seats where renowned commentators Ritchie Benaud, Bill Lawry, Bruce McAvaney and Dennis Cometti called all the action.
Award-winning Australian commentator Anthony ‘Huddo’ Hudson will explain what it’s like to put words to sport’s biggest moments – and guests can even try their own hand at the big call!
Yarra Park forage
A bush food experience and a ‘garden to plate’ appreciation of Victoria’s native plants.
Walk with an Aboriginal guide and learn about the cultural connection to native plants and how they have sustained Aboriginal people for thousands of years, notably through food.
Ancestors of the Kulin Nations gathered, met and inhabited these unceded lands long before Melbourne was founded in 1835. Yarra Park has a significant Indigenous history, noted for both its landscape and sporting heritage dating back to the 1850’s.
Paint the G’
The Melbourne Cricket Club has been collecting and displaying artworks at the MCG for close to a hundred years. The most well-known artworks are the portraits of former Club Secretaries and Presidents; and the large-scale installations on level 2 of the Member’s Pavilion – the MCG Anniversary tapestry and MCC Anniversary bronze doors.
There are also a variety of photographs of the MCG on display, capturing the ground at different stages of development. There are approximately 1500 artworks in storage at any time, allowing for a rotation of content. Archived artworks are securely stored in a temperature and humidity-controlled environment and are cared for by a team of specialist museum curators.
For the artist within, we have developed a ‘Cork and Canvas’ style event available for groups of any size to capture the MCG, Yarra Park and surrounds. We supply the canvas, art materials and the catering, with our artist in resident tutoring the group, providing expert guidance. An art tour of the artwork and installations is included in this session.
A step back in time
The Melbourne Cricket Club Library was founded in 1873 and is a cornerstone of the club’s commitment to its heritage activities. A facility for reference and research, it is available for MCC Members and their guests to browse the collection and use the resources during opening hours.
On non-match days, it is also open to the general public by appointment. Covering the sports played by the MCC and at the MCG, the fascinating collection focuses on cricket, Australian football and the Olympic Games, with substantial holdings of memorabilia in a number of other sports.
The MCG acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi- wurrung people as the Traditional Owners on whose Country we are situated. We recognise and respect the cultural heritage of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and pay respect to their Elders past, present and emerging. We extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who also visit the MCG.