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Welcome to Wimbledon Museum

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

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.

Wimbledon Museum has reopened following an extensive refurbishment and redesign.

Read more about our refurbishment project here

Contact us at museuminfo@wimbledonsociety.org.uk

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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.

If you want to donate something or have enquiries, please email us at museumcollections@wimbledonsociety.org.uk

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Visit us

School Visits

We are delighted to arrange special visits for schools.

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

Activities and Outreach

In January 2023 we will be launching a new activities and outreach programme funded by a generous CIL grant from Merton Council.

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Young Wimbledon Artist Competition

The much loved Young Wimbledon Artist competition for young people aged 14-19 living or studying in Merton, will return for Summer 2023. To celebrate the reopening of the Museum the theme will be “Making History Here”.  More details will be available soon.

What’s On

150th Anniversary of the Wimbledon and Putney Commons

We are creating a special Museum Trail on the Common to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Wimbledon and Putney Commons Act in 1871. More details soon.

Wimbledon Society Events

Wimbledon Society organises a wide range of events including walks, talks, and visits. See also the Wimbledon Diary for partner activities. Click the link below for more details.

Wimbledon Society and other Events

Young Wimbledon Artist Competition

The much loved Young Wimbledon Artist competition for young people aged 14-19 living or studying in Merton, will return for Summer 2023. To celebrate the reopening of the Museum the theme will be “Making History Here”.  More details soon.

Stories

A Wimbledon Museum for the 21st Century. The Museum is reopening in November – 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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Donate

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

If you would like to support, please click below.

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Shop

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

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