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The British home of lawn tennis, Wimbledon, features a museum with tennis exhibits and celebrity artefacts.

Located in South London, the Wimbledon Tennis Museum displays the outfit of Wimbledon champion Martina Navratilova, rackets and memorabilia from the Williams sisters, Bjorn Borg, Boris Becker, John McEnroe, Billie Jean King and Rod Laver.

Touch-screens bring to life historic archive films of exciting tennis tournament matches. Interactive exhibits tell the story of the evolution of lawn tennis from garden party pastime to a multi-million dollar professional sport.

Special effects, in the wrap-around 200-degree cinema, capture the science of tennis from the front row of centre court. A life-size image of John McEnroe speaks about the game in the reconstructed 1980s gentlemen's dressing room.

Tennis memorabilia date from 1555. They include items from the world's first tennis championship (1877), and the big tennis names of the 1920s and 30s, who were lauded like movie stars. A video features the world's big tennis tournaments.

A championship tennis trophy display illustrates the emotions felt by both winners and losers. Visitors can take tours of the grounds to No. 1 Court, the Water Gardens, the press interview room, Centre Court and the BBC television studio.

Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum, located at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, is open daily (tournament ticket holders only during the Championships). Besides guided tours, audio-visual guides are available in eight languages, including Russian and Mandarin.

The London tennis museum includes the Wimbledon Shop and the Wingfield Café.