MCC MUSEUM

Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) is the keeper of the Laws of cricket and the art, history and evolving cultural identity of the Game at all levels.

MCC Museum is one of the oldest sporting museums in the world, dedicated to tracing the history and development of cricket.

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Cricket Crown Jewels Exhibition, 2014

The Collection was established in 1864 when Members were invited to donate items of interest to furnish the Pavilion. In 1953 HRH Duke of Edinburgh opened the Imperial Memorial Gallery, which enabled the Club to display works to the public for the first time.

Today MCC Museum works towards Accreditation Standards and collaborates with a number of national museums and schools through its active loans, community and tours programmes.

MCC Museum continues to enhance its collection through donations, bequests, purchases and commissions and has a formal acquisitions policy in place. 

MCC Museum is part of Sporting Heritage, a nationwide network which cares for sporting collections, and, as a sports museum, collects history shortly after it is made through items associated with particular moments or people.

The generosity of players, administrators and Members continues to keep the museum relevant and up-to-date.

Example collections include:

- Portraits
- Landscapes
- Sculpture
- Decorative wares 
- Trophies photography and prints 
- Textiles, accessories and equipment

MCC Museum is dedicated to holding historically significant items in trust for society to promote cricket, but primarily for the education and enjoyment of all.

MCC Museum highlights include The Ashes Urn, a personal gift to England captain the Hon. Ivo Bligh in 1882/83, later donated to MCC by his widow in 1928, as well as pictures by Jacques Sablet, Benjamin West and L.S. Lowry.

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Joe Root viewing the original Ashes Urn, 2017

Opening & ticket prices

The MCC Museum is open throughout the year and forms part of the famous Lord's Tour.

To visit the Museum please book a Lord's Tour here. Museum entry is only permitted when you book a Tour of the ground.

The Museum is also open on Match days, for visitors with a ticket for that day's play.

The prices for match days are listed below:

Match Adult Concession*
Test Free Free
ODI Free Free
One-Day Cup Final Free Free
Vitality Blast Free Free
All other match days £5 £3


*Children, over 60s and students

Visitors must hold a valid ticket for the Match day to gain entry to the ground on Major Match days.