Tasmanian Cricket Museum
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
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 Tasmanian branch of the Australian Cricket Society has taken over the day-to-day operations of the Tasmanian Cricket Museum and Library and also the Oval Tours at Blundstone Arena.
The Society has done so with the support of Cricket Tasmania, which will provide ongoing funding of the facility through the Hurricanes Foundation.
Since the establishment of the Museum and Library in 2003 a loyal band of Society members have provided outstanding volunteering support to the operations of the facility but to ensure its viability long term there is an aim to increase revenue to enable a permanent part-time Manager to be appointed.
The Society would welcome enquiry from CT members willing to become a volunteer by contacting Geoff Rowlands on 0407543526 or 62477269.
Anyone wishing to enquire about Australian Cricket Society membership can get in touch with Tony Roberts on 03 6247 2065.