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A Wimbledon Museum for the 21st Century

Wimbledon Museum reopened in November. Our wonderful refurbishment project is complete and the museum has been completely transformed.

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Red Teddy

Red Teddy and his family were saved by their psychic spaniel Merry when a bomb hit their home at 10 Melbury Gardens in Wimbledon in 1944.  .

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Wimbledon Station Stag Maquette

The Wimbledon Station Stag

In 2012 Isabelle Zhizhi Southwood responded to the open call from Merton Council to create a sculpture for the new forecourt of Wimbledon Station.

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History of the Building

The Wimbledon Village Club and Lecture Hall was first imagined in 1857.  Read the story of what happened next.

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The Early Days of the Museum

The Museum first opened its door in 1916.  Read the story of its early days.

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The 90’s Museum Refurbishment

The Museum was last refurbished in the 1990’s.  Norman Plastow recalls the project.

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Margaret Noble to Sister Nivedita: From Wimbledon to Kolkata

The story of a teacher, reformer, socialist, and Indian nationalist.

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The Wimbledon Poisoner

The tragic story of Victorian plot and murder in Wimbledon.

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The Changing Face of Local History in Wimbledon Hill Road

Norma Cox explores the changes to the Starbucks site over time.

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Flowers sent in 1915 from the front line in France

Love and Loss in 1915

Read about Harry and Beattie, a tragic love story from the First World War.

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Do you have a story to tell?

Wimbledon Stories relates to anything and everything to do with Wimbledon, and we would like to hear your stories. Send an email telling us who you are and what you would like to write about.

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