Bradman Collection

Galleries, Museums and Collections

The Bradman Collection, on loan from the State Library of South Australia, is on display at Adelaide Oval in a state of the art, purpose-built museum located in the Riverbank Stand.

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 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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