Many significant items from the 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.
The Museum is open during every domestic match day during the season. Entry is free of charge, but visitors are welcome to make a donation to the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation (http://yorkshirecricketfoundation.com), 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.
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, Paul Goodman on 0113 203 3665 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.