Within the grounds, is the MCC museum which holds 400 years of cricket history. Highlights include the Wisden Trophy and, of course, the original Ashes urn. The museum also has bats, balls and personal cricket equipment donated by great players like Glenn McGrath, Paul Collingwood and Shane Warne - as well as from past greats such as Victor Trumper, Jack Hobbs and Sir Don Bradman.
Tours of Lord's
Photography is not allowed within the buildings particularly the Members Pavilion but you can take photos at various vantage points around the ground.
The tour starts with the most famous and important artifact in the Museum, the Ashes urn. This piece of sporting history is well-known to any Australian or English cricket follower. The Ashes is a small wooden urn that standing 11 cm high. It was presented to the captain of the English Cricket Team, during the 1882-83 tour in Australia as a personal gift. It is a sporting icon which has assumed a significance which is totally disproportional to its size.
The tours moves on to a visit inside The Pavilion to the Long Room which leads to the player's dressing rooms. This is where every player has to walk through on their way to the field and on their way back. There are some interesting portraits and a trophy cabinet to see in this room. Photography is strictly not allowed in this area.
The tour continues around the ground where you are able to take some interesting photographs across the field to the various stands. From this part of the tour, you should be able see the famous 2 metre high (6 foot) weathervane portraying Old Father Time. It is located above the clock between The Mound and the Tavern Stands.
The last area you will visit is the media centre. This was a somewhat controversial design when built. Shaped like an oval and made of aluminium, it looks completely out-of-place in this historic stadium however the view from the top is faultless. From here you can see the slope of the Lords ground and a perfect view of the pavilion.
The Lord's shop is near the East Gate and has souvenirs, replica Ashes urns, and a range of clothing, mugs, key rings and books.
Tickets can be purchased in advance or on the day. Open-ended tickets are also available as gifts.
Tours run all year with three daily tours from April to September and two daily tours from October to March. Check the official website for latest information.
There are no tours on major match days at Lord's, or on preparation days; and during minor matches the Long Room will be accessible only on the 10am tour.
Address: Lord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood, London NW8 8QN
Nearest Tube Stations: St John's Wood station is a 10 minute walk, Baker Street and Marylebone stations are a 15 minute walk.