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Cricket Foundation

Yorkshire Cricket Museum

The Yorkshire Cricket Museum, based at Headingley Stadium, opened in March 2011, under the generous patronage of Emerald Group Publishing. Through an innovative and engaging blend of exhibits, artefacts, interactives and moving images, it charts the history and development of one of the greatest and most successful names in world sport: The Yorkshire County Cricket Club.

The Museum

The Yorkshire Cricket Museum is situated in the East Stand.

Walkthrough of the Museum

About

Many significant items from the Yorkshire Cricket Archive are displayed in a dedicated space within the East Stand, using a combination of traditional and contemporary techniques and interpretation – the Yorkshire Cricket Museum – which opened in 2011, and is a ‘must see’ for every cricket fan.

The Museum tells the story of the history and tradition of one of the world’s most decorated and celebrated sports clubs. It caters for all audiences, irrespective of age, gender, ethnicity or background; using the Yorkshire Cricket Archive as its focus, it contains a range of displays and interactives which enhance the spectators’ matchday experience, adding value to and providing social, historic and cultural contexts for their visit.

Both Museum and Archive are administered by the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation, Yorkshire Cricket’s charitable arm, with responsibility for the Club’s history and heritage, using these assets to support its programme of health and wellbeing activity; education and participation; community engagement and social inclusion, using cricket as the point of departure.

Museum Opening Hours 2022

County Championship games – gates open to start of play and then again at lunch
T20: – gates open to start of play
The Hundred – gates open to start of play
Test matches – gates open to start of play & lunch
One Day Internationals – gates open to start of play and at the lunch interval

The Museum is free of charge, but visitors are welcome to make a donation to the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation, which funds the cost of running the Museum, acquisitions and future displays.

Entry is free for Yorkshire Cricket members and there is a suggested donation per visit in order to help fund the upkeep of the Museum.

Private visits

Groups, schools, organisations or clubs wishing to take advantage of the Yorkshire Cricket Museum for a private visit, should contact the Foundation’s Heritage Manager, Charlotte Hughes on 0113 203 3665 or email charlotte.hughes@yorkshirecricketfoundation.com

Please note
The YCF does not currently offer an online museum shop. Products sold from the museum shop such as scorecards are only available on fixture days.
Please do not send cheques or cash requesting previous match scorecards into the YCF offices as we are not able to facilitate this service and will not fulfil these requests, and any money will be returned.

The Mobile Museum

The Mobile Museum is an extension of the Yorkshire Cricket Museum, which travels to locations across the county, such as Bradford Park Avenue and Scarborough, and beyond to complement Foundation activities and to coincide with match fixtures. The content within the Mobile Museum is usually tailored to suit its audiences at those events.

It also tours the county visiting schools, cricket clubs, community events and businesses educating people about the rich cricketing history in Yorkshire.