Guided tour of Lord's Cricket Ground, the home of cricket
Guided Tour | Lords Cricket Ground
Thursday 17 September 2015 - 11:30 until 13:15
This wonderful tour will take the group through the 400 year history of cricket as seen through the eyes of its fabled headquarters - Lords Cricket Ground in Marylebone, London. The group will begin in the MCC Museum where paintings, artefacts and photographs of those 400 years are housed. They reveal the games development from a rural pastime to a modern, international sport. Precious exhibits include the Wisden Trophy and of course the tiny, and delicate Ashes Urn.
The group will be able to walk through the Pavilion surmounted by the famous Father Time Weathervane to the Long Room and then the Cricket Gallery which houses portraits of cricketing greats from W G Grace onwards. Down the Pavilion steps to the playing area (please wear sensible shoes) to the Mound Stand and on to the JP Morgan Media Centre which in 2001 was acclaimed as one of the Fifty Best Buildings in Britain.
The tour will take approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes and if you wish you can then have lunch at the Lord's Tavern at your own expense with a 10% discount.
This event has been organised by the Sussex Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.