London is a diverse and exciting city with some of the world’s best sights, attractions and activities. One of those attractions are also London’s sports museums. So, whether you’re football fan, just a sports fan or fan of sporting history, there will be something to amuse and excite you at London’s many varied sports museums. According to London’s visitor guide, these are the London’s best sports museums.
Chelsea football Club Museum
The tour of Stamford Bridge is not to be missed. Home of the Blues, it’s a fun, informative and unforgettable experience enjoyed by sports fans of all ages from all over the world. Learn how a dog bite led to the foundation of one of the world’s best football teams. The Chelsea Football Club Museum details the birth of the club in 1905 and the wonderfully rich characters involved. Alongside the history, you can enjoy many child-friendly, interactive exhibits, as this museum is a treat for Chelsea fans of all ages. Pricing goes from 13£ for children aged 5-15, to 19£ for young and adult aged 16 and above.
The spectacular Arsenal museum at Emirates Stadium is situated in the Northern Triangle Building. Visit The Arsenal Museum and you can take part in interactive sections exploring “The Arsenal Spirit”, “The Invincibles” and the old stadium at Highbury. Exhibits include Michael Thomas’ boots from Anfield 1989 and Charlie George’s FA Final Cup shirt from 1971, along with newly donated memorabilia. The tour visits the changing rooms, directors’ box and players’ tunnel. Pricing goes from 5£ for children aged 5-15, to 8£ for young and adult aged 16 and above. You can book your museum tour here.
Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum and Tour
This unmissable tour of London’s top tennis venue includes a look around the state-of-the-art museum along with a visit to the Press Interview Room, the fantastic Water Gardens, and the famous tennis courts themselves. The museum provides a remarkable multi-dimensional tour of the traditions, triumphs, sights and sounds that have made Wimbledon the most coveted title in tennis.
People of all ages can experience the artistry and athleticism of tennis throughout time. Pricing goes from 15£ for child ticket, to 24£ for adult ticket.
World Rugby Museum
Take a behind-the-scenes look at the home of English rugby and find out more about the game at this wonderful multimedia museum dedicated to rugby. A great collection of memorabilia shows how the sport of rugby has spread around the world. It is an inspirational journey through the global development of rugby union. Innovative and interactive exhibits bring to life some of the great moments of the international game and you can even test your rugby skills in the Play Rugby Zone. The tour of Twickenham Stadium includes a visit to the England changing room. Pricing goes from 12£ for child ticket, to 20£ for adult ticket.
Marylebone Cricket Club Museum
Gorgeous paintings, photos, artefacts and memorabilia feature at the Marylebone Cricket Club Museum at Lord’s. You can trace 400 years of cricket here, see the Ashes urn and learn about WG Grace. As well as the static displays, the museum includes footage of some of cricket history’s greatest moments in the Brian Johnston Memorial Theater. Guided by an expert guide, the tours take in the Pavilion, the legendary Long Room, and the Dressing Rooms. Housing the famous ‘honours boards’, you will have the chance to sit on the seats usually occupied by the England team. Pricing goes from 12£ for child ticket, to 20£ for adult ticket.