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Don Bradman’s mother, Emily, grew up in Bowral and it was here that Bradman’s parents moved with their five children in 1911 after selling their farm in Cootamundra. Bradman learned to play cricket in Bowral and it was where he met his future wife Jessie Menzies. It was also from this town that the young cricket hero set out on his life’s journey. Sir Donald and Lady Bradman’s ashes were scattered in the grounds adjacent to The Bradman Museum of Cricket and on Bradman Oval in 2001. 

The Bradman Museum of Cricket  is open seven days a week from 10am to 5pm and features permanent and temporary exhibitions and archival film, relating to the history of cricket and Sir Donald Bradman. The on-site ‘Stumps’ Café also provides light meals, coffee and Devonshire teas.

Entry is Adults $15.00, Children (5-15) $6.00, Children under 5 Free, Concessions (Seniors/Pension card holders) $10.00, Family (up to 2 adults and 3 children)$40.00, Group Entry (15 or more) $10.00.

 

 
Sir Donald and Lady Bradman
Sir Donald and Lady Bradman at the opening of Stage 1 of the Bradman Museum of Cricket in October, 1989.

 

Bradman Oval Bowral
Bradman Oval with the adjacent Bradman Museum of Cricket. 
Bradman Museum of Cricket
One of the many displays featuring the history of cricket at the Museum.
 
Sir Donald Bradman Bronze Statue
'A Final Farewell'. The bronze statue and associated water feature unveiled on the first anniversary of Sir Donald's death by his former Test batting partner Bill Brown, 25 February, 2002.

 


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