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Welcome to Wimbledon Museum

Wimbledon Museum has reopened following an extensive refurbishment and redesign.

Open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 2.30pm to 5pm.



Wimbledon Museum is a small, independent museum proud to champion the history and people of Wimbledon’s village, town and common.

In 1916, local people came together to conserve the treasures and share the stories that made Wimbledon special. They founded a museum and for more than 100 years, successive generations have championed and cherished our local history here. Restored and redesigned for the 21st century, Wimbledon Museum invites people to make new connections and deepen their understanding of the place we love.

From suffragettes to slave owners, a postman to a princess: find out about the people of Wimbledon’s past and help us tell the stories of Wimbledon’s present. Visit our museum and meet the characters who have shaped our communities.

The big museums present the treasures of the world. Linger a little in our museum and we’ll show you history on your doorstep – the village, the town, the common, who lived here and what mattered to them. If you wake up in Wimbledon or visit occasionally, if you grew up here or have just arrived, you’re part of that story too. Bring your associations, find new ones.

We’re making history here.

BBC Culture ‘Seven hyperlocal histories revealed’ by Daisy Woodward

The museum is featured in this fascinating article exploring hyperlocal histories and how local museums help communities understand their neighbourhoods’ stories.

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Our Collections

Our treasured collections relate to life in Wimbledon from about 500,000 years ago right up to the present.

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Outside opening hours and by appointment, we are very happy to welcome members of the public who wish to consult our collections for research, have questions about the history of Wimbledon, would like to bring in items for identification or wish to offer items for the Collections.

To arrange an appointment or make an enquiry, please email:

Please do not bring prospective donations to the Museum without making an appointment. 

What’s On

Museum Christmas cards

Featuring a linocut ‘Wimbledon Village’ by local artist Sophie Lewisohn, the cards are available at £10 for a pack of 10 both in our museum and at the bar of the Wimbledon Village Club (open daily 11am-11pm, Sundays 12pm-10:30pm). They will also be available at the Wimbledon Society stand at King’s College School’s Christmas Fair on Saturday 25th November from 11am to 4pm. All proceeds will go towards the running of the museum.

If you would like to purchase an original limited edition linocut print of this image (24 x 32 cm, also available in midnight blue) or any of Sophie’s other images, she will donate 10% of the proceeds of any orders to the museum. Please visit and mention Wimbledon Society if you place an order. They make excellent Christmas presents!

Hugh Arnold stained glass window

Consult the experts

On Sunday 3rd December from 2.30 to 5pm, Michael Norman Smith (Chairman of the Local History Group) and his colleague Sheila Dunman, will be in the Museum, ready to put their knowledge to answering local history queries, so come along with your questions!

We will remember them

The Norman Plastow gallery is currently hosting a Young Wimbledon Artists Exhibition in collaboration with the Royal British Legion Wimbledon, features paintings created by pupils aged from 7-11 years old attending local schools.

The show can be viewed on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from 2 to 5pm throughout November & December. Free entry, via Wimbledon Museum.

Meet the artist

On Saturday 2nd December from 2:30 to 5pm, Isabelle Zhizhi Southwood will be at the museum to talk to visitors.

In 2012 Isabelle responded to the open call from Merton Council to create a sculpture for the new forecourt of Wimbledon Station. At the time she was a sculpture student at The Slade School of Fine Art, and was inspired by the grand architectural stag on Stag Lodge as well as the history of the common.  This maquette presented in her mother’s vintage Biba suitcase was her winning submission.

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School Visits

We currently offer two workshops for schools and home-schooled groups. We are developing more and may be able to offer a bespoke session or run an outreach session. 

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Children enjoying the activities in the children's corner of the museum

Activities and Outreach

Our activities and outreach programme for the academic year 2023-24 is supported by the Wimbledon Foundation and the Wimbledon Park Community Trust.

We have self-guided activities for children and families at the museum, and special workshops during school holidays.

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Group Visits

We can arrange special visits for groups of up to twenty people on Fridays.

We can also host evening visits by special arrangement with the Village Hall Trust. A drinks reception can be held in the adjacent Lingfield Room and guests can visit the museum (maximum 20 in the museum at any one time).

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A Wimbledon Museum for the 21st Century. We welcome visitors to come and experience our refurbishment and brand new displays.  Opening hours are every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 2:30 to 5pm. Free entry.

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Wimbledon Museum, which has free entry, is run entirely by volunteers.

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Choose from a wide selection of publications cataloguing Wimbledon’s rich and vibrant history via our online shop.


A selection of our books are also sold by Wimbledon Books  and The Tennis Gallery