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Wimbledon All England Tennis Club and Lawn Tennis Museum: Behind-the-Scenes Tour and Ticket

Wimbledon All England Tennis Club and Lawn Tennis Museum: Behind-the-Scenes Tour and Ticket
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$33.47
Duration: 90 minutes
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Visit Wimbledon for a behind-the-scenes tour of the iconic All England Club, home to the world’s oldest tennis event: the Wimbledon Championships! While learning about the famous Grand Slam tournament that is held on grass courts, visit Centre Court, Aorangi Terrace (or Murray Mound or Henman Hill), the press interview room and Millennium Building — a site normally reserved for players. At the end of the tour, head inside Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum to browse its extensive collection of tennis memorabilia and interactive displays at leisure.

Meet your guide at the prestigious All England Club in Wimbledon, and then set off on your behind-the-scenes tour of the iconic tennis venue to learn about the home of The Championships and see facilities used during London 2012.

Stroll around Centre Court and No 1 Court to see where the likes of Roger Federer, Pete Sampras and Andy Murray battled out victories, and admire the old pony-drawn roller that once kept the grass courts in prime condition. Wander around the picnic spots where summertime crowds gather to eat strawberries and cream, and visit Aorangi Terrace, the hill better known by its nicknames: Henman Hill or Murray Mound. Pose for photos in the press interview room and visit Millennium Building to see the private players’ facilities.

Your tour finishes outside Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum, so head inside with your entrance ticket and explore the exhibition space independently. Showcasing the history of tennis at Wimbledon, the museum also celebrates the traditions, triumphs and emotions of the game through collections of artifacts, film footage and interactive displays.

An unsurpassed collection of tennis memorabilia dating back to 1555 is spread around the museum, offering a insight into the early days of tennis. Pass through the Championships Trophies room to see the spoils of past victories, and visit John McEnroe’s former changing room for an interactive experience with a hologram of the famous US tennis player.

Rest your legs by taking a break in the 3D cinema and watch The Walk of Champions, a short film about the people who work at Wimbledon and the behind-the-scenes preparation that goes into hosting the Championships. See footage of the 2013 British Wimbledon Champion Andy Murray, and hear about the excitement that surrounds the finals. After watching the film, continue through the gallery and stroll around CentreCourt360 for panoramic views of the Centre Court.

How long you spend inside the museum is up to you, but many visitors find an hour to be sufficient. If you are hungry or simply want a break from exploring the exhibits, visit the on-site cafe. Food and drinks are at your own expense.

Visit Wimbledon for a behind-the-scenes tour of the iconic All England Club, home to the world’s oldest tennis event: the Wimbledon Championships! While learning about the famous Grand Slam tournament that is held on grass courts, visit Centre Court, Aorangi Terrace (or Murray Mound or Henman Hill), the press interview room and Millennium Building — a site normally reserved for players. At the end of the tour, head inside Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum to browse its extensive collection of tennis memorabilia and interactive displays at leisure.