Blundstone Arena, Bellerive is not only one of Australia’s most scenic sports stadiums, it is also the home to one of the most innovative and exciting cricket museums around. We invite you to visit this fabulous museum and encourage you to take a guided tour of the world class sports facility.
The Tasmanian Cricket Museum offers a special experience for cricket enthusiasts with innovative displays, video and state-of-the-art interactive technology. Tasmania’s rich cricket heritage dating back to the very early years of settlement is illustrated through displays and video and the most recent addition to the Museum is the Ricky Ponting Corner that was unveiled by Ricky himself prior to the first Twenty20 International match under lights at Blundstone Arena on 21 February 2010.
The Max Atwell Memorial Library was established after the Cricket Tasmania Board of directors agreed to purchase the cricket library assembled and owned by the late Max Atwell.
The collection of approximately 3,000 books was regarded as one of the finest private libraries in Australia. The library has continued to grow through generous donations by Cricket Tasmanian Members and cricket followers around the State. The library, originally in the Cricket Tasmania Boardroom, was moved to its own room adjacent to the Museum on the first floor of the Members Pavilion, on the completion of the redevelopment of Blundstone Arena. The books are housed in bookcases generously donated to Cricket Tasmania by the Melick family.
Cricket Tasmania Members and anyone wishing to carry out research are encouraged to use the excellent facilities now available.
The Tasmanian Cricket Museum and Library is located on the first floor of the Members Pavilion. Non match day access is through Reception at the Western Gate (beach end). Match day times will vary centered around intervals.
Opening hours for the Museum and Library:
10am – 3pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
Match days access may vary – check with staff on duty.
People wishing to use the library outside staffed hours above should contact Cricket Tasmania reception on 6282 0400 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entry costs for the Museum:
Adults $2 and Children $1
Cricket Tasmania members free
To make a tax deductible donation to the Tasmanian Cricket Museum and Library, please go to; https://www.hurricanesfoundation.com.au/museumandlibrary