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Discover: MCC's history keepers Published: 17 September 2012

Discover: MCC's history keepers

The MCC Museum, Library and collections are about much more than just the Ashes Urn. Join Lord's TV for an insight into the work of MCC's Arts and Library team.

Lord's TV spoke to Adam Chadwick, MCC Curator, and Charlotte Goodhew, the Club's Collections Officer, about the work which goes into looking after the biggest cricket collection in the world.

Watch: Cricketing history

The MCC Museum is constantly changing, with the famous Ashes Urn the centrepiece of the part of the collection on view to the public. There are more than 30,000 cricket related items in the Musueum, ranging from an Aboriginal war club to a stuffed sparrow, killed during a match, to a range of contemporary portraits of cricket legends.

Thousands visit the Museum and Library each year, including researchers, MCC Members and members of the public.

The Museum can be visited either on its own (£7.50 for adults, £5 concessions) or as part of the popular Lord's Tour. Tour tickets are £15 for adults and £9 for concessions. Family tickets (two adults, two children under 16) can be purchased for £40.

MCC's Library contains the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of books and publications dedicated to cricket. The Library is open by appointment to researchers on non-match days throughout the year. Visit the Library page for more contact information.


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