Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum and Tour

Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum and Tour
Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum
Museum Building
The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club
Church Road
Wimbledon
London
Greater London
SW19 5AE
England

Website

Website / Tour Booking

www.wimbledon.com/museum

E-mail

General Information / Tour Booking

museum@aeltc.com

Telephone

General Information / Tour Bookings

020 8946 6131

Fax

020 8947 8752

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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.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

01/10/2013 - 31/03/2014 10:00-17:00 (last entry 16:30).

Admission charges

Museum: Adults - £12.00; Concessions - £10.00; Children - £7.00
Museum & Tour: Adults - £22.00; Concessions - £19.00; Children - £13.00

Discounts

  • Museums Association

Additional info

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.

Collection details

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
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National Sports Heritage Day

  • 30 September 2014

It’s National Sporting Heritage Day on the 30th September.
To celebrate Wimbledon Lawn Tenniis Museum is staging two events.
An object handling table will be situated in the space in front of the cinema giving visitors a chance to handle some of the objects from the collection. Two members of the Museum team will be on hand to give information regarding the objects and to answer any questions.
A small costume prop section will also be available for visitors to dress up like a champion!

Suitable for

  • Any age
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