Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Visitors can also enjoy behind the scenes tours of the grounds, providing access to areas that are seldom seen by the public. Exhibits include clothing worn by current and previous champions, trophies, and historic photographs.
See the trophies awarded to the championship winners each year, and see film highlights of great championship moments. Historic exhibits include items from the very first Championship, held in 1877. There is a large collection of outfits worn by past champions, including 2013 men's winner Andy Murray.
The museum does not have exhibitions that focussed on different eras but rather a collection of artefacts, some of which date back to the time of Queen Victoria. The displays usually rotate artefacts from different decades dating from late 19th century through 20th century.
Aside from the memorabilia, the museum includes a 200 seat Cinema and a special Gallery. A behind-the-scenes guided tour takes you to Centre Court and No. 1 Court, Picnic Terraces, private player's facilities in the Millennium Building, and the Press Interview Room.
Kenneth Ritchie Library
This special collection of books, magazines, videos and DVDs relating to the history of the Wimbledon tournament can be viewed by prior arrangement.
During the annual Wimbledon tennis tournament (late June - early July) the museum is only open to tournament ticket holders (extra charge applies).
About Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum
Address: All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Church Road, London, Greater London, England, SW19 5AE
Attraction Type: Museum
Location: Wimbledon or Tooting Broadway tube stations, then Bus 493. There is onsite parking.
Website: Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum
Phone: (020) 8946 6131
Fax: (020) 8947 8752
Photo Credit: Image (c) WLTM
Nearest station: Wimbledon - 0.4 miles (straight line) - Zone: 3
Note: You can get Free Entry to Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum with the London Pass
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Southside House - 0.7 miles (Historic Building)
Morden Hall Park - 1.5 miles (Garden)
Wandle Industrial Museum - 2.2 miles (Museum)
Richmond Park - 3.4 miles (Countryside)
All Saints Church, Fulham - 3.6 miles (Historic Church)
Fulham Palace Museum & Gardens - 3.7 miles (Historic Building)
Lumley Chapel - 3.9 miles (Historic Church)
Whitehall Tudor House Museum - 3.9 miles (Museum)
Nearest Accommodation to Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum:
Nearest Self Catering Cottages
Nearest Bed and Breakfasts
Nearest Tourist Information Centre ('as the crow flies')
Tourist Information Centre
The Atrium, Civic Centre
44 York Street
Tel: 020 8891 1411