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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On each tour a dedicated Guide will show you around one of the most famous sporting venues in the world.
Lord's tour - facts
How long?: Approx 1hr 45mins
How much?: From £12
Start point: MCC Museum (enter the Ground via the Grace Gates)
Finishing point: Lord's Shop
Highlights: Ashes Urn, Pavilion Long Room, Players' Dressing Rooms & Honours Boards, J.P. Morgan Media Centre
The Lord's Tour
The tour starts in the MCC Museum, home of the famous Ashes urn.
The museum brings the fascinating story of cricket to life. Paintings, photographs and artefacts, covering 400 years of cricket history, reveal the game's development from a rural pastime to a modern, increasingly international sport.
Precious exhibits include the Wisden Trophy and the tiny, delicate and irreplaceable Ashes urn.
The museum also boasts bats, balls and kit donated by great players including Mahela Jayawardene, Glenn McGrath, Rahul Dravid, Paul Collingwood and Shane Warne - as well as from past greats such as Victor Trumper, Jack Hobbs and Don Bradman.
As the tour goes on you will walk through the heart of the Pavilion to the famed Long Room, both a cricket-watching room and a cricket art gallery - with portraits of the game's best-known figures, including WG Grace.
The Long Room has a unique atmosphere, panoramic views of the pitch and is where players make their way to and from the 'hallowed turf'.
Almost any famous cricketer you can think of has made that long walk at least once in their career.
Other highlights include the players' Dressing Rooms with the renowned Lord's Honours Boards, providing a lasting reminder of exceptional batting and bowling performances in Lord's Tests.
Stuart Broad's name goes on the Honours Boards
In addition to the famous Grand Stand and the award-winning Mound Stand, Lord's has the futuristic J.P. Morgan Media Centre, which was acclaimed in 2001 as one of 'The Fifty Best Buildings in Britain'.
Admire the unrivalled view from the J.P. Morgan Media Centre, enjoyed by our guests from Sky Sports and Test Match Special to The Daily Telegraph.
After taking all that in, the tour ends at the Lord's Shop (described as "outstanding" by The Times in its 'Good Ground Guide') where you can pick up an exclusive souvenir of a special day at The Home of Cricket.
*MCC can not guarantee that all advertised elements of the Tour route will be accessible at all times. Times of Tours are subject to alteration and Tours are subject to cancellation at very short notice. Restrictions apply surrounding match and event days. Contact Lord's Tours for further information.
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