The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum is an award winning museum in London, United Kingdom, and a must for every tennis fan!
Are you interested in the sport of tennis, tennis equipment and clothing, or do you want the memorable moments of this globally popular sport to experience again? Then I certainly recommend the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum and Tour!
In the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum you can see the development of this global sport, from a game that was played in gardens as a pastime to a multimillion sports industry. Highlights of the museum include clothing, equipment, the Championship trophies and footage of Wimbledon action to experience the memorable tournament moments again.
Tennis memorabilia in Wimbledon’s museum collection date back to 1555 and also items from the first Championship in 1877 are on display. Some of the great tennis players from now and the past, including Andy Murray, Pete Sampras, Martina Navratilova and Roger Federer, donated their tenues and other items to the Wimbledon Tennis Museum and in one of the dressing rooms you even can see a ‘ghost’ of former tennis superstar John McEnroe and he will speak about this beautiful sport and his former opponents.
The Wimbledon Tour
The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum also offers behind the scene tours, which offers you the opportunity to see the facilities that are being used during the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, such as the Millennium Building, which includes the players’ private facilities, the Press Interview Room, the famous Centre Court and the Picnic Terraces. Group tours are available in various languages, but you are advised to book a group tour in advance to avoid disappointment.
For visually- or hearing impaired tennis fans, there are audio guides or handheld screens available to enjoy the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum and Tour.
It is recommended to travel to the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum by public transport, since there is only limited parking available. The museum is easy accessible by underground (District Line or Northern Line), bus (#493) or rail (Wimbledon Station).
Opening Times Wimbledon Museum
The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum is open daily from 10:00 to 17:30, but please be aware that the museum is closed on 25 and 26 December and on New Years’ Day. During the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, the museum is open, but there are no tours and it is not possible to access the grounds.
(Source: Wimbledon Museum)