The Museum of Wimbledon houses an eclectic Social History Collection, ranging from the 1500s to the present day, one which accurately represents a borough famous for tennis, which was also the workplace of William Morris and the place where the sixth Martian cylinder landed in the H.G. Well’s War of the Worlds.
The collection gives a fascinating insight into the life of this famous London borough through the personal possessions of its residents, such as clothing, toys, jewellery and everyday household objects; sport and leisure objects, like a tennis racquet and Wimbledon FC memorabilia; and objects detailing major events, such as life in Wimbledon during the Second World War, and some residents’ part in the Suffragette movement.
And of course, the collection would not be complete without some Womble memorabilia!
Through these objects we can delve into Wimbledon’s vast history and explore how it has grown into the bustling borough of today.