Recapture the unique atmosphere of the world- famous Championships with a visit to Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum.
The gentle game of lawn tennis was once all the range on the lawns of Victorian England. Its origins go far back to medieval Royal tennis. Discover how the game grew into the multi-million pound worldwide sport that it is today.
This is the only chance most will ever have to get close to the original Champions trophies – the ultimate prizes in the worlds most celebrated tennis tournament.
A superb view of the famous Centre Court enables you to recapture some of that special atmosphere that makes Wimbledon unique.
How would the great players from the past fare against todays champions? Judge for yourself as you watch film and video footage of your favourite players, past and present, in action.
Visitors have the opportunity to take guided tours of the Championship grounds, led by specially trained Blue Badge guides, all year- round. The tours gain access to restricted areas normally closed to the public.
Something extraordinary is happening at the grounds of Wimbledon. By Easter 2006, the drilling, building, noise and construction will disappear to unveil a brand new and improved Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum.
The Kenneth Ritchie Wimbledon Library, which is part of The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum, contains one of the most outstanding collections of British and foreign lawn tennis books, annuals, periodicals, programmes, newspaper cuttings, video cassettes, etc.
Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum is home to a fine collection of tennis equipment, costume, and memorabilia of past and present Champions. The Museum has a flourishing Education Department and active schools programme. Children are offered the opportunity to learn through a range of subjects and to explore the game of lawn tennis in a safe and stimulating environment.
Panoramics 1. Main Entrance 2. Shop 3. No.1 Court 4. Henman Hill 5. Water Feature 6. Broadcast Centre 7. Museum Gallery 8. Centre Court 9. Crow's Nest 10. Court Play Tennis ZoneMain EntranceShopNo.1 CourtHenman HillWater FeatureBroadcast CentreMuseum GalleryCentre CourtCrow's NestCourt 13Play Tennis Zone
By Underground: Go to Southfields on the District Line or South Wimbledon on the Northern Line, then take Bus 493. Enter through Gate 4. By Bus: Bus 493 runs from Richmond to Tooting, connecting with the District Line at Southfields, with the Northern Line at South Wimbledon, and with the rail/tram at Wimbledon Station. By Rail: A 10-minute ride from London Waterloo to Wimbledon Station, then Bus 493. By Road: From central London take the A3 Portsmouth road and just before Tibbet's Corner, turn left onto A219 towards Wimbledon. Down Parkside, then turn left into Church Road.