Best Sports Museums to Visit While In London, UK

Chelsea FC Museum, London, England
Chelsea FC Museum, London, England. Photo by Virginia Marinova on Unsplash

London, UK, is a great travel destination if you are a sports fan. There is always some game or sports event taking place, and in the off-chance there isn’t, you can explore one or more of the city’s many sports museums. Here are some of the best you shouldn’t definitely consider checking out.

World Rugby Museum

World Rugby Museum has the biggest collection of items dedicated to rugby. It is estimated that it provides a home to 25,000 different objects like jerseys, balls, boots, and tickets. This is not counting the large collection of archival material and footage. The museum has “fluid exhibitions,” meaning it frequently rotates the items on display.

Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum

Prefer tennis to rugby? Then you should head to Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum. This is the world’s largest museum dedicated to tennis while also celebrating the famous Wimbledon Championships. It houses all sorts of artifacts and objects from the history of tennis, with some dating back to the 16th century.

Arsenal Football Club Museum

Arsenal Football Club Museum is dedicated to one of London’s most accomplished soccer teams, Arsenal FC. It provides a journey through the club’s history with archival footage, trophies, memorabilia, and notable objects from the club’s history.

Chelsea FC Museum

Arsenal’s long-standing rivals, Chelsea FC, also have their own museum. It follows a similar formula, displaying items and memorabilia from the club’s history.