Yorkshire Tea’s Night at the Museum’: die-hard cricket fans to watch the Ashes with the Ashes overnight at the Home of Cricket

A group of 50 cricket enthusiasts will have the opportunity to watch the first day of the Brisbane Ashes Test in the company of the famous Ashes Urn tonight (Wednesday 20 November) for a very special ‘sleepover’ in the MCC Museum at Lord’s.

‘Yorkshire Tea’s Night at the Museum’ will raise funds for the Chance to Shine and tickets sold out in record time.

The event will get underway with a tour of the famous Lord’s dressing rooms, before Ashes winner Steve Harmison takes part in an intimate Q&A session. Guests will then get to witness the opening exchanges between Australia and England in the historic surroundings of one of the world’s oldest sports museums. An array of cricketing memorabilia will surround them, including the bespoke Ashes Collection, which centres on the famous Ashes Urn.

Bottomless cups of Yorkshire Tea will help fans make it through the night, as they watch the action unfold live from The Gabba in the MCC Film Theatre. Mattresses will also be available around the Museum for strategic power naps, and at the end of the first day’s play everyone will be rewarded with a Lord’s breakfast.

Curator of the MCC Museum, Adam Chadwick, said: “MCC is delighted to be involved with ‘Yorkshire Tea’s Night at the Museum’ and to help raise funds for Chance to Shine. The rivalry between England and Australia is steeped in history, and this unique event offers cricket fans the opportunity to watch the latest chapter unfold actually under the same roof as the symbol of that rivalry; the famous Ashes Urn.

Kevin Sinfield, Marketing Manager from Yorkshire Tea added, “This is a fantastic opportunity for cricket lovers to open their own Ashes campaigns at the Home of Cricket. It’s a momentous occasion and what better way to celebrate than with a proper brew or two!”

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