Our Tuesday slot in which we point you in the direction of other great happenings and events in our great city. A new exhibition, a gig, a museum, a pop-up-shop – the best of London within a few minutes of a London Walks walking tour.
The MCC Museum at Lord's
The MCC Museum is one of the oldest sporting museums in the world.
Its collection, which was begun in 1864, spans the full history of cricket from its emergence as a major sport in the early 18th century, to the modern age. It includes material relating to the greatest players and events but also the grassroots, community cricket clubs which form the bedrock of the game.
The Museum’s most famous exhibit is the original Ashes urn, a personal gift to England captain the Hon. Ivo Bligh in 1882/83, later donated to MCC by his widow in 1928. This tiny and fragile object, cricket’s most precious artefact, rarely leaves Lord’s, when it last did so, for the 2006/07 MCC Travelex Ashes Exhibition in Australia more than 100,000 people came to see it.
The Museum is open throughout the year and is part of the famous Lord's Tour, but also accessible at the following times:
10:00a.m - 4.30p.m (Non-match days)
Under-16's & Over 65's £5
The Lord's website is here: www.lords.org
A London Walk costs £9 – £7 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.