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Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum

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Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum provides a remarkable multi-dimensional tour of the traditions, triumphs, sights and sounds that have made Wimbledon the most coveted title in tennis.

Visitors explore using interactives, touch screens and audio guides (available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Croatian, Portuguese and Mandarin). People of all ages can experience the artistry and athleticism of tennis throughout time.

Visitors may also take a tour of the grounds and gain access to restricted areas normally closed to the public.

Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum

Experience the history and traditions of ‘the Fortnight’ in the Museum. Get up close to the Championships Trophies, feel the fabrics of tennis fashions from the Victorian period, test your skills on the Batak wall and learn about how The Championships has developed since 1877.

With clothing and equipment donated by tennis’ top stars, you’re certain to see something from your favourite player. Click here to book for the Museum only.

Exhibitions

The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum has run several special exhibitions over the years, including one dedicated to tennis at the Olympic Games, another charting the evolution of the racket from the 1870s to present day, and a showcase of the spectacular tennis posters in the Museum’s collection.

Our current exhibition, On Air: Wimbledon and the BBC 1927-2017, celebrates Wimbledon’s relationship with the BBC.

It marks the 90th anniversary of the first radio broadcast from Wimbledon, the 80th anniversary of the first television broadcast and the 50th anniversary of the first regular colour television service in Europe, which launched with broadcasts from Wimbledon on BBC2.

Wimbledon is now watched by one billion people worldwide each year.

Developments in technology have transformed the way that tennis reaches people – putting them right at the centre of the action and many people have important memories of Wimbledon, shaped and defined by the power of broadcasting.

‘On Air: Wimbledon and the BBC, 1927-2017’, launched on 6 April 2017 with special guest Sir David Attenborough, who was in charge of BBC 2 and the first colour television broadcast from Wimbledon in 1967.

The exhibition features plenty of original footage, remarkable objects and runs until 4 March 2018. Click here to find out more.

Click here to find out more about the collections and exhibitions at the Museum.

Centre Court Visit

Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum ticket holders may also visit Centre Court, accompanied by one of our helpful Tour Assistants, on a short 10 minute visit.

These visits depart from outside the Museum Shop every 60 minutes. The Centre Court visit is unavailable from 19 June to 21 July.

The Tour 

Our award-winning behind-the-scenes tours of the Grounds are the perfect way to see this world-famous site. Expertly led by a friendly Blue Badge Guide, you’ll learn about how Wimbledon’s distinctive grass is cared for and how the site is improved and developed each year. You’ll see facilities provided for the press, broadcasters and of course, the world’s best tennis players. Click here to book for the Museum and Tour.

Please note that all areas on the Tour are subject to availability.

Tour highlights 

– Media Centre

– BBC Studio

– Players’ Entrance

– Main Press Interview Room

– Centre Court

Find out what goes on behind the scenes in the Broadcast Centre to get Wimbledon to your TV, tablet or smartphone, visit areas reserved for the players and the media.  Experience uninterrupted views from the members’ balcony over the historic grounds and grass courts towards the iconic spire of St. Mary’s Church and finally finish your visit in the world-famous Centre Court.

Pre-booked private groups are welcome and our team of guides can offer tours in 17 languages. Please call +44 (0)20 8946 6131 to discuss your requirements.

Join us for our Virtual Reality experience, a 360˚ show experienced using the latest Virtual Reality technology.

The experience will:

– Take you on a fun and informative journey through the history of The Championships at Wimbledon

– Shrink you down to the size of an ant to learn more about the science behind the famous grass

– Sit you in the umpire’s chair to watch some magic moments from your favourite players unfold.

– Be voiced by former Wimbledon semi-finalist and British No.1 Tim Henman.

Using the very latest in 360˚ camera technology we gained exclusive access to The Championships, 2016.

Featuring a never-before-seen view of Wimbledon, we were able to gain exclusive access to film the Ladies’ Singles Final between Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber, as well as the Gentlemen’s Singles Final between Andy Murray and Milos Raonic.

Get up close to the action in the Gentlemen’s Doubles Final and watch Wheelchair Singles action in its first year as a Wimbledon event. Also included is a very close encounter with Rufus the Hawk, Wimbledon’s resident bird scarer! Find out more about what it’s like to spend a day at The Championships and get a flavour of the event.

We have a lot more Museums for you to look at in our directory.

Listing Details

  • Address: Church Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 5AE
  • Phone: (0)20 8944 1066
  • Website: http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/museum_and_tours
  • Email: museum@aeltc.com
  • Get there by bus: 493
  • Get there by tube/train: Wimbledon (South West Trains Thameslink)
  • Wheelchair access: Yes
  • Additional information: There is step-free access to the Museum and Museum Shop. There is a step-free Tour route available.
    Access to the Museum and Shop

    Automatic doors give access to the Wimbledon Shop where displays are within reach of all visitors, and a low level counter provides a service point for users of wheelchairs.

    We recommend that an appropriate number of carers accompany those who require assistance.

    Entry to the Museum is via stairs or lift (DDA compliant) to the floor below.

    Seating is provided at various points around the Museum, and the displays are positioned for use by wheelchair users.

    The 3D cinema has dedicated spaces for wheelchairs.

    Accessible toilets are provided in the Museum Shop.

    In the event of an emergency evacuation, wheelchair refuges are provided with communication, and staff are trained to effect evacuation by means of Evacuation Chairs.

Opening Times

  • Monday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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