Tours & Museums

The Bradman Collection

The Bradman Collection on loan by the State Library of South Australia, is on display at the newly developed Adelaide Oval in a state of the art, purpose built museum, located in the Riverbank Stand (access through the South Gate off War Memorial Drive).

Sir Donald Bradman was the greatest batsman in the history of cricket. The Bradman Collection brings together his priceless and personal collection of cricket memorabilia spanning from 1927 to 1977. It was originally Sir Donald’s wish that a home for the Bradman Collection may be found at Adelaide Oval, which came to fruition in 2008, the centenary of his birth.

The Bradman Collection is a world class exhibition dedicated to an Australian legend and international hero who made Adelaide his home. Watch footage of Bradman in the theatrette, test your own skills with the interactive museum, and browse through personal items including cricket bats, balls, trophies, items of clothing and more. The collection is open 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday (except Public Holidays), and is free for the public to view.

The South Australian Cricket Association is now the custodian of the collection in conjunction with the Premier's Department, State Library and the Bradman Family. The State Library retains Bradman archival materials.

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