KEEPING LORD'S WORLD CLASS
Founded in 1787, Marylebone Cricket Club is the most active and famous cricket club in the world and owner of Lord's Cricket Ground - the Home of Cricket.
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MCC has announced that record numbers have flocked to the Home of Cricket for a Lord's Tour in 2013, as cricket fans prepare for the Investec Ashes Series this summer.
Since January there have been more visitors to the Club's Museum - where the famous Ashes Urn is on permanent display - through Tours and other visits than in any previous year.
In June alone, an average of 364 visitors-a-day came through the famous Grace Gate, a total of 10,926 enjoying a behind-the-scenes look at Lord's.
Those unable to make it to Lord's can now enjoy the history of the Ashes Urn in 101 seconds thanks to a new video from Lord's TV.
The Ashes in 101 seconds
In addition to learning about the Ashes Urn, visitors on the Lord’s Tour also get to see an unparalleled selection of historic artefacts in the MCC Museum and world-famous buildings around the Ground, including the iconic Long Room and Stirling Prize-winning J.P. Morgan Media Centre.