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The home of the Mighty Hawks, the Hawks Museum tells the story of the people that have made the Hawthorn Football Club the most successful club in the last 50 years, 13 Premierships, six Brownlow medals, eight Norm Smith medals and arguably the two best full forwards in the history of the game.

The Hawks Museum gained accreditation with Museums Australia in 2013. At present, Hawthorn has the only accredited museum in the AFL that is open to the public.

You can enjoy a self-guided tour of the Museum with our Information Tablet providing in-depth explanations of the various exhibits and displays.

There are three areas for visitors to experience:

The Foyer

See the magnificent lifelike portraits of Club Legends; John Kennedy Snr and Leigh Matthews, Graham Arthur, Michael Tuck, Peter Hudson David Parkin and Jason Dunstall by leading sports artists, Jamie Cooper and Dave Thomas.

The Hawks Museum

  • The Club Chronology
  • The Premiership and Trophy Cabinets
  • The largest Guernsey collection in the AFL
  • Hear Kennedy Snr and Allan Jeans’ pre-game addresses to their teams.
  • The Team photos and our Best & Fairest Award winners photos
  • The old rubdown table in the Trainers’ display
  • Watch game day highlights in the Supporters’ area
  • Plus many more Brown & Gold stories

The Stairway of Memories

Relive memories of Glenferrie, Princes Park and Waverley with memorabilia and Honour Boards from our former home grounds, the Social Club, the Trainers’ and the Past Players’ Rooms.

Hours, Admission, Location

Hawks Museum Hours
Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm
Saturday – Closed
Sundays – Closed
Or by appointment

03 9535 3075 or email

Glenferrie Gold and Friends of the Hawks Museum are free (please wear current badge)
Adult - $2.00, Concession/Child - $1 (tickets available at HawksNest)

Ricoh Centre,Waverley Park 
Stadium Circuit
Mount Waverley

If visiting by public transport

Catch Pakenham, Cranbourne or Dandenong train from Flinders Street to Huntingdale Station, bus stop across road from station, catch the orange Smart Bus 900 and ask for the Waverley Park stop.  You will see Waverley from bus stop.


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Hawks fans interested to learn more about the Friends of the Hawks Museum and support the continuing growth of the museum - join up and have the pleasure of wearing the unique Hawks Museum badge and gaining unlimited access.

Download the 2019 Friends of the Hawks Museum membership form(.pdf)

The Hawks Museum is seeking the support from the wider Hawthorn community to help with the further development of the Club Collection at Waverley.

The collection has grown enormously since Hawks Forever first began in 1992. The search continues for guernseys, trophies, club publications, photographs, membership tickets and medallions, in short, anything brown & gold that will help us tell the Hawthorn story all the better.

Waverley Park Tours

For information please ring the Hawks Museum on 9535 3075.

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Anniversary call-out

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the 1971 Premiership the Hawks Museum has undertaken the task of compiling a book of that epic season.

1:15pm Jul 8, 2019

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Supporting the Hawks Museum

To assist the Hawks Museum with the continuing task of telling the Hawthorn story, valued support is received from two membership groups.

9:06am Jun 27, 2019

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They made the brown and gold

Each year the Hawks Museum pays tribute to three former players for their service to Hawthorn.

9:42am May 13, 2019

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The Thornbirds flock

A flock of 28 Thornbirds was treated to a tour of the Museum by the Curator.

9:33am Apr 25, 2019

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Lest we forget

Jack Drake and Gus Young played in the brown and gold before fighting for the country in WWII.

9:16am Apr 26, 2019