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Come and explore our world-famous venue on one of our various Kia Oval Ground Tours!

Since 1845 Surrey CCC has been based at The Oval, iconic the world over for its history and unique gasholders that have overlooked the ground since 1847.

The Oval was the first ground to host Test cricket in England and is known as the birthplace of the Ashes, when WG Grace and England famously lost to Fred Spofforth and Australia by 7 runs on 29 August 1882, which led to the Obituary of English cricket in the Sporting Times.
The Oval also hosted the first ever International football match in England between England and Scotland in 1870, later hosting the first ever FA Cup final and the first rugby union fixture in England, again between England and Scotland.

Our ground is well served by public transport and are able to offer on-site coach parking. So, why not follow in the footsteps of sporting legends and take a tour of this fascinating and historic venue.

 

What you can look forward to on a Kia Oval Ground Tour…

Follow in the footsteps of the greats by taking your place on our pristine outfield.
See if you can do better than the likes of Aggers and Vaughan and take your place in the commentary boxes.
The newly developed Peter May Stand with outstanding views of the pitch and the iconic Gasholder.
Enter the Members Pavilion with decades of history and visit our Club Museum with memorabilia old and new.
Visit the Committee Room where Club Presidents past and present have held their meetings and entertained their VIP guests on match-days.
Finish with tea and coffee overlooking the Kia Oval outfield.

 

Prices

Adult: £15

Senior: £14

Under-16: £5

Carer: Free

Family (2x adults, 2x children): £35

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Educational Tours

We offer educational tours to students from primary education up to tertiary education. Our educational tours combine a 45-minute tour and a 45-minute workshop, which can be chosen from a range of topics including PE, Science, Art, History, Media and Marketing. We can also add cricket sessions in our indoor cricket centre on to the tour. Contact us at tours@surreycricket.com for more information on how we can tailor an experience to your students. Education tour prices start from £5.00 per student.

 

Group Tours

We offer tailored tours for private groups of 15+ or more visitors. To receive our group rate and find out how we can tailor the tour for you, please complete our online group booking form through our e-ticketing site, email tours@surreycricket.com or call 020 3946 0100.

 

Planning your Visit

Please see our calendar here for full tour days and times. In the winter months tours are generally available every Friday & Saturday starting at 11am, with some Thursdays and Sundays available. In the summer months, tours are available Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at with some Sundays available where possible. There are dates where tours will be unavailable due to T20 or International cricket taking place. Tickets for tours should be pre-booked to avoid disappointment, but can also be purchased on the day if we still have space on the tour! Bookings can be made either online here or by contacting the ticket office on 020 3946 0100. Under 16s must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Tours take approximately 90-minutes. Visitors are advised to arrive at the John Edrich Gate (Oval Underground end of the Ground) where security will direct you to the Pavilion Reception. Reception opens 30 minutes before the start of your tour and we advise arriving at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start time to allow for checking in. If you arrive late we will try our best to accommodate you, provided other tour spaces are available. Please note, The Kia Oval is a working cricket ground so the content of the tours may vary as some areas may occasionally be closed.

Getting to Us

We have very limited to space within the ground, however we are able to offer coach/car parking on request. We are located opposite Oval Tube station (Northern line) and a 7 minute walk from Vauxhall Station (National Rail and Victoria line). If you require any further information on accessing the ground or drop off points please email: tours@surreycricket.com