Bachar Houli and his life-sized hologram at the revamped Australian Sports Museum at the MCG

A LIFE-SIZED 3D hologram of dual-premiership defender Bachar Houli will take centre stage at the re-opening of the Australian Sports Museum, following a $17 million upgrade.

The All-Australian Tiger takes visitors through a range of his experiences at AFL level, starting with a candid chat about what it was like to get drafted, all the way through to Richmond's drought-breaking 2017 premiership flag.

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Formerly known as the National Sports Museum, Australia's largest collection of sporting memorabilia will open its doors on Saturday February 29 with a range of new interactive exhibits.

The Australian Sports Museum at the MCG.Picture: ASN

The new displays will include touch screens, climbable objects and sporting challenges as fans learn about Australian football, cricket, the Olympics and much more.

"Whether you are playing at the grassroots or witnessing the greats, sport is all about passion, excitement and energy, and that is exactly what we are delivering with the new Australian Sports Museum," MCC president Michael Happell said.

"Through new technology and creative, ever-changing displays, visitors will be able to experience, not just observe, the stories and moments that make up Australia's sporting identity."

A range of special offers and activities will be available on the official opening day. 

Tickets for the Australian Sports Museum will be available from 9am Friday January 17 via