Image from inside the Yorkshire museum showcasing the history inside

Museum Opening Hours

County Championship games – gates open to start of play and at the lunch interval.
T20/IT20 – gates open to start of play.
The Hundred – gates open to start of play.
Test matches – gates open to start of play and at the lunch interval.
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.

Museum Procedures and Accessibility


The Yorkshire Cricket Museum will reopen outside of its usual opening periods if a match is delayed for wet weather.

As with usual Museum opening, there will be a queuing system in place and a maximum of 25 visitors allowed in the museum at once, for the Health and Safety of visitors and our team. In the instance of the Museum being at capacity, you will be asked to queue outside the main doors to wait.

Opening hour changes

The Museum will close when either play resumes or when the match is abandoned.

If neither of these occur, the museum will change it’s hours as follows:

  • For County Championship, close at the end of the original, or rescheduled, lunch period. It will not reopen again on that matchday.
  • For T20, close one hour after play should have started. It will not reopen again on that matchday.
  • For Hundred, close one hour after play should have started. It will not reopen again on that matchday.
  • For Internationals, close one hour after the end of the original, or rescheduled, lunch period (if applicable). If no lunch, it will close one hour after the play should have started. It will not reopen again on that matchday.


Groups, schools, organisations, or clubs wishing to visit the museum outside of these opening hours for a private visit are welcome to contact the Heritage team, who will see if we are able to accommodate the request.


The Yorkshire Cricket Museum is free to enter for anyone that has purchased a match-day ticket.

We welcome any donations from visitors during their time with us – any donations go in full to The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation, who are responsible for the running and upkeep of the Museum.

If you would like to donate to the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation, please see here to learn more. You can also donate during your visit, ask any of our friendly staff for more information.


In line with the RESPECT campaign in operation by Yorkshire County Cricket Club at Headingley Stadium, we have a zero-tolerance policy in the Yorkshire Cricket Museum for harassing and abusive behaviour. If we feel that anyone is disrespectful of this policy during their visit with us, we will ask you to leave.

If you would like to learn more about the RESPECT campaign, please see here for more.


Visitor number limitations

For the Health and Safety of our visitors, we limit numbers in the museum to no more than 25 people.
If the maximum amount of people is in the museum, you will usually be asked to queue outside the main doors to wait.

Fire safety

In the case of the firm alarm ringing, you will be asked to leave the museum either via the main entrance double doors to the museum, or via the external fire doors at the far end of the museum. We ask that you report to the Assembly Point in Car Park A in this instance.

Physical access

The museum is on the ground floor of the East Stand building. It has level flooring throughout and is accessible to wheelchair users. 

The space within the museum is wide enough to permit wheelchairs and pushchairs.

Mobility aids

We have a manual, self-propelling wheelchair, that visitors can request to borrow during their visit on a first-come, first-served basis. Please ask our friendly Museum Welcome Team on your arrival to the museum.

Light levels

We operate at low light levels in our main museum space for the conservation of our objects. The main entrance foyer area of our museum operates at a higher light level.

Noise levels

As our Museum is inside a busy sporting stadium, it can be noisy inside our Museum too. During some matches, the club have a sensory booth available elsewhere on the concourse, which you can read about here.

Assistance animals

Guide dogs and other assistance animals are permitted.

Other animals are not allowed.


We do not have toilet facilities within the museum. The nearest toilets are situated near Block O, further around the concourse to the right when facing the museum.

The nearest accessible toilets are also situated near Block O. A radar key for this will be available from the nearest steward.

Please see here for more information on this.

Baby-changing facility

The museum does not have a Baby-changing facility. However, the nearest facility is in the Howard Stand toilet blocks, and there are other facilities shared with the accessible toilets around the venue.

Changing Place facility

The museum does not have a Changing Place facility. However, there is one in the Stadium, located in the Howard Stand on the south side of the ground. 

Please see here for more information on this.

Catering facilities

We do not have catering facilities within the museum. Dependent on the type of fixture, there will be several options available around the concourse on the day of your visit. The nearest permanent catering facility is near Block R, further around the concourse to the right when facing the museum.

Please see here for more information on this.


Photography is permitted in the museum for personal use. When visiting us, please refrain from using flash photography where possible.

Please request permission from the Heritage team if you wish to take video footage for personal use.

Museum Shop

We sell a variety of Yorkshire Cricket Museum souvenirs during the museum opening times, in the Reception area of our museum.

This facility is card-only, in-line with the Stadium’s cashless operation.

We are currently only able to offer products for sale in our Museum Shop during these opening periods. 

We are not able to sell these products online at this time, and will not offer shipping and delivery for any items.

Any requests for any items sold in our Museum shop, including match-day scorecards, received either via email or through the post will not be fulfilled, as the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation is not able to facilitate this service.

DO NOT send cash or cheques through the post requesting goods – this will be returned to sender.

Yorkshire Cricket Museum feedback form

If you have recently visited The Yorkshire Cricket Museum, we would love to hear from you. Please complete our feedback form. Thank you!

Yorkshire Cricket Archive

The Yorkshire Cricket Archive comprises historic artefacts and memorabilia evidencing the history and development of Yorkshire cricket from its origins to the present day.

A selection of important artefacts is displayed in the Yorkshire Cricket Museum, within the East Stand at Emerald Headingley Stadium and the remaining collections are stored on behalf of The Yorkshire Cricket Club at West Yorkshire Archives Service in Morley, Leeds.

Yorkshire Cricket Archive
Pop up cricket museum present at a game in York

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.

It is not currently available for request.

Roll of Honour


County Championship

1867, 1870, 1893, 1896, 1898, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1905, 1908, 1912, 1919, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1935, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1946, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1963, 1966, 1967, 1968, 2001, 2014, 2015

Joint County Championships
1869, 1949

Gillette Cup Winners
1965, 1969

Cheltenham and Gloucester Trophy Winners

Benson and Hedges Cup Winners

John Player Special League Winners


Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy Winners