The UK has an incredible number of sites for locals and tourists alike. In particular, if you are a sports fan, then the UK has you covered with sporting venues, teams, and even museums. With that in mind, lets take a brief tour of the UK and find the best sports museums in the country. From the biggest names in sports to those rarely heard about defining moments that led to the creation of your favorite team, these museums are sure to provide you with a great deal of entertainment and information. Even minor sports like rowing are represented here, this pleased me as I love to row on my Concept2 Model D.
The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum
For aspiring tennis players everywhere, Wimbledon represents the culmination of a lifelong struggle to be the very best at the sport. The premiere venue for tennis in the country and arguably the world, the best tennis players from countless countries have met on these greens to compete against one another. In a sport where there are strict rules and proper decorum, there are still countless moments of incredible emotion and excitement.
The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum captures all of this through their state-of-the-art-museum. Providing a range of tours, it has never been easier to see the stadium, courts, and the grounds. In addition, tours usually include trips to the pressroom, interview room, water gardens, and more. For any fan of Tennis, the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum is a must.
The Chelsea Football Club Museum
The Chelsea Football Club Museum has a rich and colourful history dating back more then a hundred years to 1905. Visitors to the museum get to hear all about the legendary dog bite that led to the formation of the team, as well as the countless characters that have helped to define both the team and the sport as a whole. In addition to being a great place for adults, the Chelsea Football Club Museum is also great for children with its interactive exhibits. Whether you are a die hard Chelsea fan or are just interested in learning more about this interesting team and its role in shaping UK football, then this museum is the right place for you.
The World Rugby Museum At Twickenham
While not nearly as popular as football or tennis, Rugby has none-the-less defined itself throughout the world as an incredibly competitive and challenging sport. With a great deal of emphasis on team unity and respect for the other team, the World Rugby Museum at Twickenham provides countless opportunities to relive Rugby’s past. The home of English Rugby, this museum provides a behind-the-scenes tour of the stadium, providing for guests an incredibly collection of memorabilia to look through. Finally, what tour would be complete without a trip to the England changing room?
The Marylebone Cricket Club Museum at Lord’s Cricket Ground
Cricket, like many other sports popularised in England, has spread around the world and has found a particularly strong hold in India. Still going strong today, countless individuals enjoy the sport. At the Marylebone Cricket Club Museum at Lord’s Cricket Grounds, you can see incredible paintings and artefacts detailing the history of the sport. With more then 400 years worth of history to go through, it is no wonder people love visiting the museum and its grounds. As a final note, the museum is also home to a selection of some of the greatest moments in Cricket, providing enthusiasts and players alike a trip down memory lane.
The four suggestions for sports museums in UK only begin to cover how many sporting museums there are in the country. Whether it is a small museum hosted by your favourite football club or the countless other museum venues focusing on sports in the country, it is more then easy to design an entire vacation around seeing these various places.