Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum & Tour
Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum
The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club
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General Information / Tour Booking
General Information / Tour Bookings
020 8946 6131
020 8947 8752
This world-class Museum opened April 2006. Audio-guides included in entrance fee (outside The Championships). Many special effects and interactives including our 'ghost' of John McEnroe,, touch screens and many original films used to showcase the world's greatest tennis collection. NEW ZONE: A 3D Cinema opened in Autumn 2012.
Behind-the-scenes tours take place daily for most of the year and give access to areas out-of-bounds during The Championships. Highlights include Centre Court (from July 2009, No.1 Court, The Water Gardens, The Millennium Building, and the Press Interview Room. If Centre Court is unavailable the BBC Television studio will replace it. Tours do not take place around The Championships.
THE MUSEUM WON A SPECIAL COMMENDATION IN THE EUROPEAN MUSEUM OF THE YEAR 2008, AND WAS WINNER OF THE GOLD AWARD AS BEST TOURISM EXPERIENCE IN LONDON IN THE VISIT LONDON AWARDS FOR 2007, WITH AN ADDITIONAL BRONZE AWARD IN THE ACCESSIBILITY CATEGORY.
It is open daily 10.00-17.00 (last entry 16.30).
There are daily Tours. Departure times vary - please phone for details. Pre-booking is strongly recommended for the tours.
PLEASE NOTE THAT NO TOURS TAKE PLACE AROUND THE PERIOD OF THE CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Museum will be closed as usual on 24/25/26 Dec and 1 January and some days around The Championships - please check the websiite for details.
Museum: Adults - £11.00; Concessions - £9.50; Children - £6.75
Museum & Tour: Adults - £20.00; Concessions - £17.00; Children - £12.50
- Museums Association
Audio tours are available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Croatian,Mandarin and Brazilian Portuguese. Audio guides are not available during The Championships.
Behind-the-scenes tours are available for groups in English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Cantonese, Mandarin, Indonesian, Malay, Hungarian, Czech, Portuguese, Flemish and Italian. Sign interpetation is in UK Sign.
Group visits are available for the Museum and Tour by appointment.
Library open to the public by appointment only.
The Museum is open only to tournament ticket holders during The Championships.
The collection dates from 1555, and is widely seen as the world's greatest tennis collection open to the public. New items are added each year from the current Champions. There is a large collection of art-deco, and also a huge variety of graphic art which is displayed on rotation in the Gallery.
Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Film and Media, Fine Art, Personalities, Photography, Social History, Sport
Key artists and exhibits
- Tennis history and memorabilia;
- The original Championship Trophies;
- Real Tennis, Rackets, and Badminton
- Lawn Tennis
- 200 Degree Cinema featuring The Science of Tennis film which uses the same post production techniques as films such as The Matrix
- 'Game for a Laugh' an exhibition of cartoons and caricatures inspired by tennis.
- A 'ghost' of John McEnroe which appears in the reconstucted Gentlemen's Dressing Room.
- 2006 Memorabilia including Roger Federer's jacket, Amelie Mauresmo's dress, and Andre Agassi's kit from his last ever match at Wimbledon (from 13/9/06)
- Behind-the-Scenes Tour
Tennis on the Riviera 1874-1939
‘On The Riviera - Tennis in the South of France 1874-1939’, running from this April.
Featuring fascinating French memorabilia, dating from the early 1890s to the late 1930s, the exclusive exhibition will offer a visual treat into the rich history of tennis culture on the Riviera; with a vibrant and stylish collection of posters, photographs and graphics from the era on display.
Included in the Museum entrance fee.