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KEY DATES FOR WIMBLEDON 2017

Qualifying begins: 26 June

The Draw: 30 June

Pre-event Press Conferences: 1 & 2 July

Order of Play: 2 July

Championships begin: 3 July

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What to see at Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum and Tour READ MORE

The Museum

Experience the history and traditions of ‘the Fortnight’ in the Museum. Get up close to the Championships Trophies, feel the fabrics of tennis fashions from the Victorian period, test your skills on the Batak wall and learn about how The Championships has developed since 1877. With clothing and equipment donated by tennis’ top stars, you’re certain to see something from your favourite player. Click here to book for the Museum only.

Exhibitions

The Museum has run several special exhibitions over the years, including one dedicated to tennis at the Olympic Games, another charting the evolution of the racket from the 1870s to present day, and a showcase of the spectacular tennis posters in the Museum’s collection.

Our current exhibition, On Air: Wimbledon and the BBC 1927-2017, celebrates Wimbledon’s relationship with the BBC.

It marks the 90th anniversary of the first radio broadcast from Wimbledon, the 80th anniversary of the first television broadcast and the 50th anniversary of the first regular colour television service in Europe, which launched with broadcasts from Wimbledon on BBC2.

Wimbledon is now watched by one billion people worldwide each year.

Developments in technology have transformed the way that tennis reaches people – putting them right at the centre of the action and many people have important memories of Wimbledon, shaped and defined by the power of broadcasting.

‘On Air: Wimbledon and the BBC, 1927-2017’, launched on 6 April 2017 with special guest Sir David Attenborough, who was in charge of BBC 2 and the first colour television broadcast from Wimbledon in 1967.

The exhibition features plenty of original footage, remarkable objects and runs until 4 March 2018. Click here to find out more.

Click here to find out more about the collections and exhibitions at the Museum.

Centre Court Visit

Museum ticket holders may also visit Centre Court, accompanied by one of our helpful Tour Assistants, on a short 10 minute visit. These visits depart from outside the Museum Shop every 60 minutes. The Centre Court visit is unavailable from 19 June to 21 July.

The Tour 

Our award-winning behind-the-scenes tours of the Grounds are the perfect way to see this world-famous site. Expertly led by a friendly Blue Badge Guide, you’ll learn about how Wimbledon’s distinctive grass is cared for and how the site is improved and developed each year. You’ll see facilities provided for the press, broadcasters and of course, the world’s best tennis players. Click here to book for the Museum and Tour

Please note that all areas on the Tour are subject to availability.

Tour highlights 

- Media Centre

- BBC Studio

- Players' Entrance

- Main Press Interview Room

- Centre Court 

Find out what goes on behind the scenes in the Broadcast Centre to get Wimbledon to your TV, tablet or smartphone, visit areas reserved for the players and the media.  Experience uninterrupted views from the members’ balcony over the historic grounds and grass courts towards the iconic spire of St. Mary’s Church and finally finish your visit in the world-famous Centre Court.

Pre-booked private groups are welcome and our team of guides can offer tours in 17 languages. Please call +44 (0)20 8946 6131 to discuss your requirements.

Join us for our Virtual Reality experience, a 360˚ show experienced using the latest Virtual Reality technology.

The experience will:

- Take you on a fun and informative journey through the history of The Championships at Wimbledon

- Shrink you down to the size of an ant to learn more about the science behind the famous grass

- Sit you in the umpire’s chair to watch some magic moments from your favourite players unfold.

- Be voiced by former Wimbledon semi-finalist and British No.1 Tim Henman.

Using the very latest in 360˚ camera technology we gained exclusive access to The Championships, 2016. 

Featuring a never-before-seen view of Wimbledon, we were able to gain exclusive access to film the Ladies’ Singles Final between Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber, as well as the Gentlemen’s Singles Final between Andy Murray and Milos Raonic. 

Get up close to the action in the Gentlemen’s Doubles Final and watch Wheelchair Singles action in its first year as a Wimbledon event. Also included is a very close encounter with Rufus the Hawk, Wimbledon’s resident bird scarer! Find out more about what it’s like to spend a day at The Championships and get a flavour of the event – the next best thing to being here!

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