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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Lord's hosts the world's largest cricketing museum as well as the largest and best assembled collection and library in the world - and MCC Members have unique access to these facilities.
The MCC Museum is home to the irreplacable Ashes Urn and has been since 1927, when it was bequeathed to MCC by the Hon. Ivo Bligh's widow.
Other exhibits include the sparrow struck and killed by a ball from Jehangir Khan in 1936. The Museum also contains bats, balls and equipment from some of the most famous names in the sport: Victor Trumper, Jack Hobbs, Don Bradman and of course W G Grace.
In addition to the permanent collection, the Museum also plays host to regular exhibitions with the latest, Cricket's Crown Jewels - sponsored by J.P. Morgan - featuring the best of cricket's esteemed literary past, in the same year that the Wisden Almanack reaches 150 not out. The exhibition launches on 17 May 2013.
Full and Associate Members are entitled to free entry to the Museum throughout the year - including on all match days.
Tours of Lord's run throughout the year and attract members of the public from all across the world.
Members are entitled to join any public tour for free.
In addition to visiting the Museum, the hugely popular tours also take in the Pavilion Long Room, Players' Dressing Rooms and the J.P. Morgan Media Centre.
The MCC Library meanwhile is the most comprehensive collection of books and publications dedicated to cricket ever assembled.
Containing 11,000 volumes, from the latest books and magazines to rare editions and pamphlets from the game's earliest days, the Library is an invaiuable resource for authors, researchers and journalists.
Access to the library is for MCC Members only on match days and by appointment to researchers on non-match days throughout the year.
Our dedicated and experienced Library staff are pleased to answer cricket queries from Members via email, letter or phone, and Members are also welcomed to make donations - particularly of privately published works.
Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.30pm 020 7616 8595 MCCLibrary@mcc.org.uk
Mon-Thu 10am-5pm Fri 10am-4pm 020 7616 8559 MCCLibrary@mcc.org.uk