Queen's Park OvalCRICKET HERITAGE MUSEUM
The only one of its kind in the region
The Queen’s Park Oval’s Cricket Heritage Museum is located at the Brian Lara Pavilion on Tragarete Road, Port-of-Spain and was officially launched and opened to the public on November 25th 2009.
The museum is a collaborative effort between the Queen’s Park Cricket Club and the Ministry of Tourism and showcases the history of cricket in T&T and in the West Indies from the early 20th century, with special attention to the events that took place at the Queen’s Park Oval.
There is a record of the development of the Club from its days at the Queen’s Park Savannah to the very first days at the Queen’s Park Oval.
The museum’s curator is Mr. Stephen Almondoz who has been a longstanding and dedicated club member since 1963. His hard work and diligent caretaking and record keeping has been instrumental to the clubs accumulation of precious memorabilia and archives.
Among the artefacts in the museum are an autographed bat of the 1950 West Indies Team that won its first Test over England at Lord’s, the original deed which transferred the present premises to the club, the first tenor pan tuned by Ellie Mannette one and one of the original turnstiles installed in the ground.
There is also a special section devoted to the Brian Lara era which includes the bats he used during his world record breaking innings of 375, 501 not out, 400 not out and a video charting the highlights of his career. The Queen’s Park Cricket Club was founded in 1891 and currently has over 3,000 members. It has produced several notable players including Jeffrey Stollmeyer, Gerry Gomez, Michael Joey Carew, Bryan and Charlie Davis, Deryck Murray, Brian Lara, Dwayne and Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard and Adrian Barath.
Admission for the museum is $30 for local adults, US $10 for foreigners, $15 for senior citizens and $15 for students
PLEASE NOTE: THE MUSEUM IS CURRENTLY CLOSED AND WILL BE REOPENED TO THE PUBLIC SOON.
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