See the historyof tennis at thehome of tennis.
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 rangeon the lawns of Victorian England. Itsorigins go far back to medieval Royal tennis. Discover how the game grew intothe multi-million pound worldwide sportthat it is today.
This is the only chance most will everhave to get close to the originalChampions’ trophies – the ultimate prizesin the world’s most celebrated tennistournament.
A superb view of the famous CentreCourt enables you to recapture someof that special atmosphere that makesWimbledon unique.
How would the great players from the pastfare against today’s champions?Judge for yourself as you watch film andvideo 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.
MAP 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 Nest10. Court 13 11. Play Tennis Zone
Finding your way toWimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum 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.