Wednesday 23 June 2010 

MCC Opens Museum To Corporate Events At Lord's

MCC Opens Museum To Corporate Events At Lord's
MCC Opens Museum To Corporate Events At Lord's
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MCC’s new exhibition in the museum at Lord’s has opened its doors to corporate and private events. 

Situated in the heart of the iconic Ground, the museum can be hired privately for corporate and private events allowing guests exclusive access to the spiritual ‘Home of Cricket’. 

In keeping with its progressive stance on promoting the game of cricket, MCC has curated ‘Swinging Away: How Baseball and Cricket Connect’, which explores the connections between baseball and cricket.   

Launched in conjunction with the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the exhibition looks at the correlation between the most famous games from either side of the Atlantic.  Historic equipment and perfectly preserved ephemera from both sports are on display; including bats, balls and kits up to 200-years-old.  There are also treasured donations from modern day greats such as Andrew Flintoff and Shahid Afridi, and baseball’s 2009 World Series champions, the New York Yankees.

Keith Bradshaw, MCC’s Chief Executive said: “At this point in the summer season corporate hospitality invitations to clients and suppliers are flying in. Watching a game of cricket can be quite daunting especially for an expat from the USA, hence a visit to the museum, whether done as a company initiative or a private visit, is a really good way of getting to grips with the time honoured tradition of cricket.”

The museum can be booked exclusively for £2,000 +VAT.  Individual tours cost £8.50 +VAT per person.