In 2018 the CC4 Museum of Welsh Cricket at Sophia Gardens became the first fully-accredited cricket museum in the UK. It opened in 2012 as the first sports-specific Museum in Wales and features innovative interactive displays, as well as commemorative films and displays celebrating the long and proud heritage of cricket in Wales.
In 2020 the Museum also launched its new website as well as a series of Podcasts - for further details please click here.
The Two Tony's - listen here.
Yes Ministers - listen here.
Prem Sisodiya - listen here.
Alun Wyn Bevan - Canwn am y meysydd - gwrandewch yma
Tre-gŵyr yn mynd i Lord’s - gwrandewch yma
In addition to being open to the public and hosting school parties and other organised groups, the Museum stages a series of Winter Talks with guests including players from past and present. During 2020/21, these talks will also be in a virtual format via Zoom - see below for further information.
The Museum was created by Glamorgan Cricket in partnership with CC4 - the Cardiff-based multimedia company and e-learning specialists. Situated on the first floor of the National Cricket Centre at Glamorgan Cricket's headquarters at the Sophia Gardens Cardiff, it was developed with the help of generous financial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, plus other bodies including Visit Wales, with a series of fascinating displays created which celebrate the long and rich heritage of cricket in Wales besides helping to bring history alive.
In particular, the displays show how cricket is the oldest team game in Wales - older even than rugby - with references to the game being played from the late 18th century. Further information about this long history as well as the men and women involved in promoting the game, can be found on the Museum's new website. Other displays show how cricket equipment has changed over time, with a number of items used by Glamorgan legends on display for the first-ever time, including iconic players such as Hugh Morris, Robert Croft, Matthew Maynard and Steve James, as well as from the families of the late Wilf Wooller and Haydn Davies.
A historic timeline of cricket in Wales has been produced, charting the game's development from its earliest record in Swansea in the 1770s to the Ashes Test Matches at Cardiff, contests in the ICC World Cup and other international games of recent years. The achievements of Glamorgan County Cricket Club in winning the County Championship are also celebrated with a cabinet being devoted to Welsh cricket legends, starting with Wilf Wooller - the man who led Glamorgan to their first Championship title in 1948, and who was Club Secretary when they added a second to their tally in 1969.
The CC4 Museum of Welsh Cricket won the Kieran Hegerty Award at the Celtic Media Festival, held in Cornwall in April 2014, with the judging panel commenting on the Museum's imaginative and innovative use of technology in engaging with visitors of all ages. Furthermore the Museum received recognition in the ECB's Business of Cricket Awards at the end of 2014.
In 2018 the Museum became the first cricket museum in the UK to be awarded full accreditation status by MALD/Arts Council, whilst during 2019 it hosted the national two-day conference of the Sporting Heritage CIC network. In addition 2019 saw the Museum receive a VAQAS certificate from Visit Wales as part of their Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme.
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A series of virtual talks have taken place during 2020/21 using ZOOM, and recordings of the talks with Alex Wharf, David Hemp, Michael Hogan, Adrian Dale and Michael Kasprowicz are now available on Glamorgan Cricket's YouTube channel.
Below is list of the remaining talks planned for 2020/21, including a series of special anniversary-themed events including chats with family members of former Glamorgan players, plus specially-created films and photographic presentations about the Club's early years. If you would like to attend any of these free of charge talks below, please register by sending an email to email@example.com
6 March (@1900) - "A Evening with Matthew Elliott" - the former Glamorgan, Yorkshire and Australian batsman will be reflecting on his career in county and Test cricket.
24 March (@1900) - "Glamorgan CCC – the 1960s" - another evening of nostalgic memories, in the company of former players and their families, reflecting on a wonderful decade when the Welsh county defeated the Australians on successive tours and also lifted the Championship title for the second time in their history.
Further information about the dates and arrangements for all of these virtual talks will appear here. However, if you have any queries, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Museum Opening Times
The Museum is currently closed to visitors because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Further information will appear here in due course about the opening arrangements for 2021.