Located on Lord’s Cricket Ground, the MCC Cricket Museum is one of the oldest sporting museums in the world. Opened by the Duke of Edinburgh in 1953, the collection actually dates back to 1864, spanning the entire history of the sport of cricket. Items on display include the cricket kits used by some of the best players ever, including Victor Trumper, Jack Hobbs, Don Bradman and Shane Warne. There are also portraits, busts and other memorabilia related to W.G. Grace, considered the best cricket player of all time. The most famous exhibit and cricket’s most previous artifact, is the original Ashes urn, a personal gift to the English captain Hon. Ivo Bligh around 1882. Visitors can also enjoy the Brian Johnston Memorial Theater, which shows footage of great cricket performances.
The MCC Cricket Museum is located at the Lord’s Cricket Ground in London and can be reached by taking the Underground to the St. John’s Wood, Marylebone, Edgeware Road, Baker Street or Warwick Avenue stations. It is open throughout the year (except for select days in September) and it typically visited as part of the Lord’s Tour. Tours last 100 minutes and leave from the museum. Tickets cost 18 pounds and can be purchased online in advance, which is recommended as they often sell out. On Major Match Days, the museum is open only to match ticket holders and admission is free. On Match Days, admission is 3 pounds.