National Badminton Museum

National Badminton Museum
National Badminton Centre
Bradwell Road
Loughton Lodge
Milton Keynes
Buckinghamshire
MK8 9LA
England

logo: Heritage Open Days 2014

Website

www.baofe.co.uk/?session=1274963381&newcat=186&

E-mail

museum@baofe.co.uk

Telephone

01908 268400

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.

The National Badminton Museum was officially opened on September 9th, 2003, by Neil Cameron, CE of the International Badminton Federation and attended by many badminton enthusiasts. Located in the National Badminton Centre in Milton Keynes, this is the culmination of many years work, which has involved many dedicated volunteers. Anyone interested in making a visit or a donation to the museum, please contact us.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

By appointment only.

Examples of early racquets, battledores and shuttlecocks are displayed in wall cabinets which can be easily accessed by those visiting the facilities in Milton Keynes. In addition, two free standing cabinets display other items such as old rule books, magazines etc. Also on display are two racquets used by former English International, Gillian Gilks, when she won the All England Ladies' singles in 1978, and on the occasion when she won all three titles in 1976. The Museum office houses old magazines, minute books, rule books etc. This office is open to the public by appointment only.

Collection details

Sport

Key artists and exhibits

  • early racquets, battledores and shuttlecocks
  • two racquets used by former English International, Gillian Gilks
  • vintage Hagoita set (used to play Hanetsuki)
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Heritage Open Days 2014: National Badminton Museum Open Day

  • 13 September 2014

Exhibition of badminton memorabilia which is normally on view in National Badminton Centre. Volunteers will be present to help with queries and the office, which is not normally open, will give access to memorabilia in store, magazines, books etc.

Admission

Please refer to the Heritage Open Days website for booking details and timings. Meet the Soldier sessions allow children and families to learn what it was like in the First World War with some real objects for the period.

Website

http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/directory/national-badminton-museum-open-day

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