Warwickshire County Cricket Club Museum

Warwickshire County Cricket Club Museum
County Ground, Edgbaston
Birmingham
B5 7QU
England

Website

www.thebears.co.uk/history/museum/

Telephone

0121 446 4422

Fax

0121 446 4544

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A visit to the Warwickshire County Cricket Club Museum at Edgbaston is to take a unique journey through the last 113 years of first - class cricket played at this famous ground.

Photographs, memorabilia, artefacts and articles are displayed in a way that captures the interest of the visitor and provides scope for many repeat visits during a season.

The ethos of the Museum is the emphasis on retaining its unique items and nostalgic look whilst at the same time providing regular displays and features to captivate the many thousands of visitors each year.

From the original first-class side to represent Warwickshire in 1894, the first Championship of 1911, the 1951, 1972, 1994 and 1995 Championship winning teams to the very latest triumph in 2004 of the Frizzell County Championship, all are there.

Focus has been centred on making the Museum a timeless tribute to Edgbaston memories, with both past and present Warwickshire and England personalities and achievements being there in abundance.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

The Museum is located in the pavilion at the ground and is open on match days throughout the season, from 9.00 a.m. until 6.30 p.m.

During the out of season months, September to April, visits can be made on Tuesdays and Fridays between 10.00 a.m. and 3.00 p.m.

Tours can be organised to the museum at other times for larger parties.

Admission charges

Admission free

Warwickshire CCC has, like all sides, experienced highs and lows over the years, but we would like to think that the former far outweighs the latter. The Museum captures the excitement of Championship wins and One-day Final heroics.

The successful presentation on the life and work of well loved and remembered Midlands sports cartoonist Norman Edwards, with particular focus on his life and association with Warwickshire C.C.C. for over 50 years has been retained for another season.

With new ephemera and memorabilia two case are dedicated to Septimus Kinneir, one of Warwickshire's earliest Test players and a member of the 1911 Championship winning side.

Due to its immense popularity, we have retained the display taking a look back in detail at the 1951 Championship winning side and the individuals of that squad and added a new display remembering the life of the skipper of that side Tom Dollery.

Artefacts, articles and memorabilia from players of that time, Eric Hollies, Tom Pritchard, and Jimmy Ord will recall fond memories for many of our visitors.

We remember Len Bates, Sydney and Reg Santall, George Austin and the years of service they gave to Warwickshire County Cricket Club.

The Museum also maintains a day-by-day record of the current season, with match reports, signed team sheets, photographs and all related documents of every day's play, home and away. This feature was started 4 years ago and those books plus the new ones for 2006 will be available for visitors to read throughout the season.

Collection details

Archives, Costume and Textiles, Social History, Sport

Key artists and exhibits

  • Septimus Kinneir
  • Tom Dollery
  • Eric Hollies
  • Tom Pritchard
  • Jimmy Ord
  • Len Bates
  • Sydney and Reg Santall
  • George Austin
  • Norman Edwards
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