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06.12.2018 Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum

Introduction

If you're a sports lover, you'll probably want to spend your time away from the London conference hotels in one or more of the amazing museums dedicated to the love of a specific sport. The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum is an example of a state-of-the-art museum in London that has received thousands of visitors from various places of the world since it was established. This museum is where you can get every information about tennis through British and foreign sources. In other words, this is the best place where you can get information regarding the history of tennis.


Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum is where you can get all the excitement of being part of the Center Court through Virtual Reality facility. You can also have a look at magnificent trophies of champions and videos of tournaments that were held in the past. This place also offers information regarding the evolution of racquets. Changing rooms of the 1920s will also be part of the tour of the museum.


History

This Museum was first opened to the general public by the Duke of Kent in the year 2006 and has kept the record ever since of being the biggest and the most recognized tennis museum in the world. This state-of-the-art tennis museum in London was first instituted and commenced at The Championships centenary celebration which took place in the year 1977 before being made open to the public by the Duke of Kent on 12 April 2006.


The artifacts and various exhibits found in this museum date back to the year 1555. The museum usually allows their guests to fragment the atmosphere of Center Court, excluding the season throughout the Championships where the access of these parts is usually denied. Guided cruises are also offered as well as Interactive touchscreen consoles for visitors which are usually allocated all through the museum entrance way for them to use. The guided tours usually give the museum visitors an unforgettable experience while taking them through the behind the scenes where they get to walk through the same doors as the players and sit in their seats found in the Media Center, as well as getting an admission into the museum.


Since the Wimbledon Tennis Museum receives thousands of different people around the world, they developed audio guides which are available for visiting guests in over eight languages including English, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian, Croatian, Brazilian, French, German, Spanish and Italian. There is also an interactive display where one can get to admire a broad assemblage of past and the current fashions of Wimbledon attire and every outfit worn in 1880. The museum has also created a ghost-like-image of John McEnroe through projection technology to guide the visitors, mostly on the off-limits areas of the museum.


Also, the Museum's Virtual Reality experience has created an exciting way of experiencing Wimbledon as one usually feel as if he/she is being transported back in time. Wimbledon museum visitors can experience the atmosphere of the 1980s when they watch John McEnroe guide them through the restricted areas of the museum as he reminisces about how he initially met Jimmy Connors and the way he prepared himself for his matches.


Museum tickets.

Adult tickets for Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum are from £25.00 per ticket while that for children between the ages of 5-16 is usually from £15.00 per ticket. However, children between the ages of 0-4 access free entry when they are accompanied by paying adults. Tickets can be booked online and one is required to choose between tickets with an audio guide or a guided tour.


The e-ticket is usually sent directly to your email shortly after your booking is complete. You are then required to print it and bring it with you to the museum during the day of the visit. Also, the museum recommends visitors to call and confirm the time and day of their visit 24 hours before they think of visiting the place. The ticket covers approximately two and a half hours tour of the museum; however, they usually recommend one hour tour for those visiting only the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum.


Conclusion

The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum has a great history where you can enjoy a fascinating exhibition of Wimbledon Tennis history. It’s a place where you can spend an afternoon exploring and familiarizing yourself with the world of tennis.



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