TASMANIAN CRICKET MUSEUM & LIBRARY

Blundstone Arena is not only one of Australia’s most scenic sports stadiums, it is also home to one of the best 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.
For access to tours and the Museum and Library, please report to the Cricket Tasmania reception area (Western Gate). The Museum and Library is located on the first floor of the Members’ Pavilion.
The Museum, Library and Arena Tours are all managed by a team of volunteers on behalf of the Tasmanian Branch of the Australian Cricket Society.

THE MUSEUM

The Tasmanian Cricket Museum offers a special experience for all cricket enthusiasts. Tasmania’s rich cricket heritage, dating back to the early days of settlement is revealed through the many displays and video footage.​


Our champion players from the 1800’s (e.g. Charles Eady and George Bailey Snr), through to the 21st century (Tim Paine and George Bailey Jnr), are celebrated throughout.​


Team success is also prominently displayed, with many trophies (including the 1979 Gillette Cup), artifacts and photos to tell the story.

NOTE: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Museum and Library are currently closed to the public.

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Opening hours:
(Opening hours will vary on match days)

10am – 3pm – Tuesday to Thursday

Entry costs for the Museum:
Adults $2 and Children $1
Cricket Tasmania Members free​

Donations are welcome.

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THE LIBRARY

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 donations by cricket followers around the country. The books are stored in bookcases generously donated to Cricket Tasmania by the Melick family.

BOOK SALES

New books, highlighting Tasmanian cricket and the works of Tasmanian cricket writers, are available for sale from the Museum and Library office. ​

Second-hand books are also available for sale at discounted prices.

In addition to the items in the museum and the library, there are many other historical photos, articles and objects in storage, that may be of interest to researchers and historians.

For further information on museum items or book sales, please contact the museum staff on (03) 6282 0433 or e-mail museum@crickettas.com.au