Can I Visit The Wimbledon Tennis Grounds All Year Round?
By Ed C
Updated 19th November 2021
The Wimbledon Championships only last a fortnight, but you can visit the Grounds all year round and there is much to see and do.
The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) has suspended Public Tours of the Grounds, while refurbishment work is carried out to Centre Court for its 2022 Centenary Celebrations. It is anticipated that Public Tours will resume shortly before the start of the 2022 Championships. The Museum and Wingfield Café will remain open as normal.
Visiting The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum
Visitors to the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum can explore the history of the the Club’s hallowed turf. The Museum offers rich insights into why Wimbledon is considered the most prestigious tennis tournament in the world.
As the largest tennis museum in the world, the Museum showcases the history and traditions of Wimbledon.
Featuring an extensive array of exhibitions, displays, and interactive games, visitors can get up close and personal with historic relics from the Championships. Attractions include Tournament photography, tennis rackets, trophies and even the first tennis ball ever used at the Championships.
The Museum also features several interactive displays, including a 3D room that makes you feel like you’re standing on Centre Court, and a cinema that takes you back through the history of The Championships.
The Museum tour takes around 2.5 hours, and you’ll get to see a some fascinating memorabilia including:
- Tennis memorabilia from the 1500s
- Andy Murray’s 2012 Olympics outfit
- The Ladies’ and Men’s Wimbledon winners trophies
- Even Bjorn Borg’s old shoe!
Wimbledon Tennis Museum and Shop opening hours
The Lawn Tennis Museum and Wimbledon Shop are open between 10am and 5pm, Thursday to Sunday, with last admittance at 4:30pm. Both remain open during Championships.
The Museum is accessible for disabled visitors. Visitors must reserve their tickets ahead of their visit via Wimbledon’s online booking portal.
Wimbledon Tennis Museum Ticket prices
- £13 for adults
- £11 for concessions (includes senior citizens and students)
- £8 for children aged between 5-16
- FREE for children under 5
Public Tour of Wimbledon's Grounds
While the Public Tours are not currently running, normal service is expected to resume prior to the 2022 Tournament. The Tour is one of the highlights of a visit to Wimbledon, with tennis fans able to gain behind the scenes access to the Club’s most exclusive areas.
Your visit will include a tour of:
- Centre Court
- Court One
- BBC Press and Television Areas
- player interview areas
- the Aorangi Terrace
- the Players’ Entrance
When attending the tour, fans must abide by the conditions of entry which apply to all visitors, all year round.
The Wingfield Café
After your visit to the Museum, refreshments are available at the recently opened Wingfield Café? The Café is open throughout the year.
The Wingfield Café serves a selection of cakes, pastries, salads, and sandwiches and a full range of hot and cold beverages.
In line with the Museum, the café is open daily from 10am-5pm. Hot food is served between 11am and 3pm and the Café is located opposite the main entrance to the Museum and Shop.
Click here to view the Wingfield Café menu.
Secure your place at the 2024 Championships now
We currently have Wimbledon Debenture Tickets available to buy for Centre Court and No.1 Court, for every day of the 2024 Championships.
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