* Travel Disruption - Monday 14 July until October 2014 *
Wandsworth council are carrying out major repairs to Putney Bridge. Please allow additional time for your journey.
National Sporting Heritage Day - 30 September 2014
In celebration of National Sporting Heritage Day, visitors to the Museum on 30 September 2014 will enjoy two special additions:
1. 'Dress like a Champion'
2. Handle objects from the Museum Collection
N.B. Museum admission charges will still apply
Museum & Tour prices from 1 April 2014 - 31 March 2015
|Museum + Tour||£22||£19||£13|
Due to The Championships build-up the Museum and shop is open but there is no access to the grounds and tours are unavailable.
15th June – Museum open, last day of Tours before The Championships and shop Open
16th – 21st June – Museum and shop open but no tours and access to the grounds
22nd June - Museum Closed and no tours
23rd June – 6th July – *The Championships 2014* – Museum is open to Championship ticket holders (Admission charges still apply) – no public access
7th and 8th July – Museum Closed and no tours
9th – 11th July – Museum and Shop open but no tours and access to the grounds
12th July onwards – Museum open and tours recommence and Shop open – Please see Tour booking page for availability
24th - 26th December 2014, 1st January 2015: Museum closed.
The Kenneth Ritchie Wimbledon Library, which is part of The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum, contains one of the most outstanding collections of British and foreign lawn tennis books, annuals, periodicals, programmes, newspaper cuttings, video cassettes, DVDs etc.
The vast range of subject matter at the Kenneth Ritchie Library is available to the general public upon request, for study and research.
A catalogue, listing all items held by the Library, is available from the Wimbledon Museum Shop. Facilities are available for photocopying and the screening of DVDs.
Normally, the Library is open Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm but is closed to the public during The Championships.
Admission is by appointment only. Telephone: +44 (0)20 8879 5609
The Wimbledon Shop is open from 10am to 5.30pm, Monday to Sunday.
Shown off among new fixtures and fittings and better lighting, many products from the 2014 Collection are already in store, including the popular Championships towels, and new stock will be added throughout March and April in preparation for The Championships.
The extensive range of products includes tennis accessories, apparel for all ages, jewellery, homeware, gifts and souvenirs.
Entry to the Shop is free and there is limited parking on site for visitors. We look forward to welcoming you to The Wimbledon Shop.
The Shop is closed at various times during 2014:
22nd June, 7-8 July, 24th - 26th December 2014, 1st January 2015.
The Shop is open to Ticket Holders ONLY during The Championships.
The Wingfield Café, located on the ground floor of the Centre Court, can enhance your Wimbledon experience by providing an extensive selection of food, beverages, snacks and cakes.
The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum and Shop are easily accessible from GATE 4 of the All England Lawn Tennis Club, situated on Church Road.
Do not use the postcode SW19 5AE to locate the AELTC via Sat-Nav. The AELTC lies between SW19 5AG and SW19 5AF.
There is very limited car parking inside the grounds for visitors to The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum between August and May.
BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT - All visitors are strongly advised to use public transport services wherever possible.
Bus 493 runs from Richmond to Tooting, connecting with the District Line at Southfields. The 493 also runs from St George’s hospital via Plough Lane to Alexandra Road next to Wimbledon mainline station.
Go to Wimbledon or Southfields on the District Line or Tooting Broadway on the Northern Line, then take Bus 493.
There is a regular train service from London Waterloo to Wimbledon Station. At Wimbledon train station take the 493 bus.
There is a regular tram service from East Croydon to Wimbledon Station. At Wimbledon train station take the 493 bus.
The Museum and Museum Shop are fully accessible. However, the Tour of the Grounds, which takes about 90 minutes, involves a lot of steps which some may find challenging. Sections of the Tour are unsuitable for those in wheelchairs.
ACCESS STATEMENT FOR THE PERIOD OUTSIDE THE CHAMPIONSHIPS
By Public Transport
The 493 bus service links Wimbledon Station (S.W. Trains, District Line Underground, Croydon Tram Link) and Southfields Station (District Line Underground) to the Museum.
The 493 service is provided by NCP Challenger and runs single deck buses mostly with wheelchair access.
The bus stops are immediately outside the Museum but in the Winter access is via Gate 5 which is about 100 yards away.
From Wimbledon station. Drop off & pick up points outside the Museum or Gate 5 according to season.
General visitor car parking is provided off Somerset Road, with escorts to the Museum. Provision is made for Blue Badge parking close to the Museum from August to May – ask Security for directions.
The Museum and Shop
Automatic doors give access to the Wimbledon Shop where displays are within reach of all visitors, and a low level counter provides a service point for users of wheelchairs.
We recommend that an appropriate number of carers accompany those who require assistance.
Entry to the Museum is via stairs or lift (DDA compliant) to the floor below.
Seating is provided at various points around the Museum, and the displays are positioned for use by wheelchair users.
The small cinema has dedicated spaces for wheelchairs.
Accessible toilets are provided in the Museum Shop.
In the event of an emergency evacuation wheelchair refuges are provided with communication, and staff are trained to effect evacuation by means of Evacuation Chairs.
Tours of the Grounds
The Tour of the Grounds takes about 90 minutes. The route includes many steps which some might find challenging. Many sections of the Tour are fully accessible, while others are unsuitable for those in wheelchairs. We do, however, strive to provide an enjoyable experience for all.
Café Wingfield is separate from the Museum Building and is generally reached by external steps. Alternative lift access is provided for wheelchairs, buggies and for those who find steps difficult.
Accessible toilet and low level service counters are provided within the café.