Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum

Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum

Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Experience the history and traditions of ‘the Fortnight’ in the Museum. Get up close to the Championships Trophies, feel the fabrics of tennis fashions from the Victorian period, test your skills on the Batak wall and learn about how The Championships has developed since 1877. With clothing and equipment donated by tennis’ top stars, you’re certain to see something from your favourite player. Museum ticket holders may also visit No.1 Court, accompanied by one of our helpful Tour Assistants, on a short 15 minute visit. From the 14th of April 2022 our award-winning behind-the-scenes tours of the Grounds will resume, and are the perfect way to see this world-famous site. Expertly led by a friendly Blue Badge Guide, you’ll learn how Wimbledon’s distinctive grass is cared for and how the site is improved and developed each year. You’ll see facilities provided for the press, broadcasters and of course, the world’s best tennis players. All tickets must be pre-booked in advance.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Carl D
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very nice tour, a must have for tennis fans.
    The Wimbledon tour and museum is a very informal and interesting tour. It’s a must have for tennis fans, because you can visit the famous courts and there’s loads of tennis history, especially in the museum. But even for someone who doesn’t watch tennis often, it’s a nice experience. The museum is good, because it’s very interactive. For example, there’s a big screen where you can watch all the finals of the Wimbledon Cup. And there are many other games and tricks, so you don’t have to worry it will be boring. The best thing is, that you can visit the museum for free if you have a ticket for the tour. The tour guides are very friendly and educated, so they have much knowledge about the grounds and they can answer every question. All in all, everyone who visits London should also visit Wimbledon, to explore a bit of the tennis history and see what the future will bring.
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 13, 2023
  • HOLIDAYTRAVELLER94
    Ripley, United Kingdom130 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant
    Excellent visit. We opted for the tour as well as the museum. Would recommend a weekday as quieter. The tour itself lasted around an hour and a half and we visited no 1 court and centre court as well as behind the scenes - definitely worth doing. The museum is excellent. It uses a headset based system, so you can listen to as much or as little as you want, If you just walk straight through the museum and do a couple of the interactions you will probably be hour plus, but if you listen to the stories and have a go at the games, watch the videos etc. you will probably need two to two half hours (adult) There is a cafe on site which had a nice choice of cakes - we were the only people in there - not sure why no one was using it as it was lovely. If you are a tennis fan, or are interested in how Wimbledon works then this is a good thing to do. Nearest tube station is Southfields and there is around a 15 minute walk from there, or get a taxi.
    Visited March 2023
    Written April 11, 2023
  • jmk
    231 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    awesome
    I loved it!! I highly recommend doing tour. I learned a lot about what goes on behind the scenes and got to see beautiful court in peaceful setting. At Southfield station take a right and cross the street. Bus 493 will take you there in few minutes. You may want to eat before because there is nothing around but one cafeteria.
    Visited March 2023
    Written April 23, 2023
  • Bnizzle76
    Indianapolis, Indiana284 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    WOW oh WOW Wimbledon
    We took the tube to Southfields Station and walked the 15mins to Wimbledon. Our 90min tour included Center Court, Court #1, Court #18 (to see the grass up close), the press area, restaurants, Murray Mound/Henman Hill, and in general the beautiful grounds. We visited on May 28, 2023 and the courts had not been lined, but ohhhh the grass looked so smooth. Our group included 30 people, which I felt was too big. It was difficult for some to keep up, and the guide didn’t really have time to answer questions…other than that, it was a great informative experience. We also visited the museum, used head sets to explore at our own pace- very well done and we loved the history. Finished our day with lunch in the cafe- delicious sandwiches and dessert.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 1, 2023
  • Brett D
    Melbourne, Australia169 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth it !
    Overall great look around - I would suggest booking the compete tour not just the museum. We still got value out of our tour but got rushed a little for the main tours to get past . They keep you on the timelines so things don’t get backed up - overall worth it
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 3, 2023
  • Tom E
    Lossiemouth, United Kingdom125 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit
    Amazing place with some great history on display. If you love tennis then it’s a must. Would say it’s probably not the best for young children as lots to read and take in, but saying that, if they love tennis and know the stars it could be a good way to enhance their love for the sport! Shop at the end let’s you get a chance to buy some merchandise you see like towels the players use etc! Clean and well presented as you would expect!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 9, 2023
  • Daniel
    26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great visit
    The museum was very informative giving you the history of tennis and of Wimbledon, there were also some memorabilia from past players. You also get to see the trophy’s. The tour was also good, if you haven’t been able to get a ticket to the championships definitely book this. I have seen the tennis and this was still good. You see Centre Court, number 1 court, the press room and members pavilion.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 19, 2023
  • hilary d
    London, United Kingdom811 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum 21.10.23
    This has been on my bucket list for a long time!my friend booked the tour and we went on a rainy Saturday. The tour was very good,we saw the show courts,the press centre,the smaller courts,the champions balcony and interesting things,the guide was very knowlegable. The museum was excellent,so much to see and read,you need about 3 hours there! 1 dissapointment was the cafe,very poor selection of food considering there is no where else to eat. At lunch time I want more choice like soup,jacket potato,better vegetarian choices,you can get cheese and ham,cheese and tuna but not cheese on its own! There were enough staff there to be able to make an individual choice but the cafe mananger was very rude and told us we had to eat what was there,not very professional,he even told us to go elewhere which is a bit difficult,when you have come along way to be at the museum! In the end I settled for an over priced cream tea,£11.45,outragious! Next time,I will bring my own food(but I probably wont be allowed to eat it!). And finally,the gift shop is very over priced!£9 for a fridge magnet!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 23, 2023
  • u2fan56
    London, United Kingdom860 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommend and very historical
    My wife and I did the Wimbledon Museum and Guided Tour recently. I highly recommend especially the tour portion. The museum is interesting and love to see the various history of the event including how style has changed over the years. The tour had great guide named Jo. You learn a lot about the game and the event. Well worth the price of admission and must do if sports and tennis fan.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 13, 2024
  • Sinara F
    23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best tennis tour
    Best tour ever for tennis fans!!! We reserved the tour in wimbledon museum websit, very easy. Theres a museum with audioguide with lots of information and a guided tour of 1:30h. Stephen and ross, our guides, were very nice. If you love tennis, dont miss this!
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 12, 2024
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hilary d
London, UK811 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
This has been on my bucket list for a long time!my friend booked the tour and we went on a rainy Saturday.

The tour was very good,we saw the show courts,the press centre,the smaller courts,the champions balcony and interesting things,the guide was very knowlegable.

The museum was excellent,so much to see and read,you need about 3 hours there!

1 dissapointment was the cafe,very poor selection of food considering there is no where else to eat.

At lunch time I want more choice like soup,jacket potato,better vegetarian choices,you can get cheese and ham,cheese and tuna but not cheese on its own!

There were enough staff there to be able to make an individual choice but the cafe mananger was very rude and told us we had to eat what was there,not very professional,he even told us to go elewhere which is a bit difficult,when you have come along way to be at the museum!

In the end I settled for an over priced cream tea,£11.45,outragious!
Next time,I will bring my own food(but I probably wont be allowed to eat it!).

And finally,the gift shop is very over priced!£9 for a fridge magnet!
Written October 23, 2023
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lallekian
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
I went on the tour today (10/8/22) with my 16 year old son. I was concerned that a 90 minute tour would be too much. I was wrong! We were both incredibly impressed. I am not an avid tennis fan but this tour made me want to watch more & go see some matches live. The guide was extremely knowledgeable, thorough & pleasant. We learned so much & both really enjoyed ourselves!
Written October 8, 2022
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HOLIDAYTRAVELLER94
Ripley, UK130 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Excellent visit. We opted for the tour as well as the museum.
Would recommend a weekday as quieter.

The tour itself lasted around an hour and a half and we visited no 1 court and centre court as well as behind the scenes - definitely worth doing.

The museum is excellent. It uses a headset based system, so you can listen to as much or as little as you want, If you just walk straight through the museum and do a couple of the interactions you will probably be hour plus, but if you listen to the stories and have a go at the games, watch the videos etc. you will probably need two to two half hours (adult)

There is a cafe on site which had a nice choice of cakes - we were the only people in there - not sure why no one was using it as it was lovely.

If you are a tennis fan, or are interested in how Wimbledon works then this is a good thing to do.

Nearest tube station is Southfields and there is around a 15 minute walk from there, or get a taxi.
Written April 11, 2023
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makeitso4u
Chicago, IL527 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
I went to visit the museum and shop tour Sept 7th I am an avid tennis coach and player and had always wanted to visit Wimbledon. I arrived and security was very strict upon entry. Once inside we visited the shop and looked at all the items which was nice. Buy your items before your tour because the shop closes while the tour is going. We had a little time and visited the cafe and it was priced fair and had a large selection. The tour was limited to just center court which was very nice to visit and take photos. the guide was very nice and had worked there may years. The visit was worth the money.
Written September 24, 2021
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louladou
Horncastle, UK804 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Some really interesting artefacts from early tennis racquets and balls to signed clothing and trophies past and present.

Museum runs in chronological order, and goes round in a loop. A must see if visiting Wimbledon championship.

Took us about half an hour but you could spend longer here. No queue to get in and not overly crowded when we visited. Free entry to museum is included when visiting during the championship.

Of course museum exits through the gift shop, not the cheapest of places but that’s to be expected.
Written July 3, 2022
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prabalarora
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Family
It was an excellent tour. Alfi our Guide - pardon my spelling was amazing and made the tour even more interesting. The museum is very well designed as well and the cherry on the cake is the gift shop there which is stocked with some amazing options and souvenirs.
This is a must visit if you’re in England and a fan of Tennis.
Written October 3, 2022
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TWal1
Canberra, Australia2,891 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
This museum is impressive and it has a lot of material to work with. Located underneath the gift shop, we viewed the museum after our guided tour of Wimbledon. This tour helped to put a lot of things in perspective and added to our understanding of this special place. There is much to see in the museum so make sure you give yourself ample time. Undoubtedly one of the highlights of our London trip.
Written October 10, 2022
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u2fan56
London, UK860 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
My wife and I did the Wimbledon Museum and Guided Tour recently. I highly recommend especially the tour portion. The museum is interesting and love to see the various history of the event including how style has changed over the years. The tour had great guide named Jo. You learn a lot about the game and the event. Well worth the price of admission and must do if sports and tennis fan.
Written January 14, 2024
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Daniel
26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Solo
The museum was very informative giving you the history of tennis and of Wimbledon, there were also some memorabilia from past players. You also get to see the trophy’s. The tour was also good, if you haven’t been able to get a ticket to the championships definitely book this. I have seen the tennis and this was still good. You see Centre Court, number 1 court, the press room and members pavilion.
Written September 19, 2023
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Sinara F
23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Best tour ever for tennis fans!!! We reserved the tour in wimbledon museum websit, very easy. Theres a museum with audioguide with lots of information and a guided tour of 1:30h. Stephen and ross, our guides, were very nice. If you love tennis, dont miss this!
Written February 12, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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