National Badminton Museum

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:


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


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)

National Badminton Museum
National Badminton Centre
Bradwell Road
Loughton Lodge
Milton Keynes

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01908 268400

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