The Collections online section features a searchable database of items from the Museum of Wimbledon's permanent collection.

To search through the Collections online database, use the search on this page. You can then search for a word or phrase within all our collections, or filter your search to an individual collection.

Click on an item's title to find further information and/or view a larger photo.

Enquiries and research

The Museum of Wimbledon is run entirely by volunteers. We are happy to answer your queries and will aim to reply within two weeks. See also contact us for local history enquiries and the Local History Group.  

We welcome members of the public who wish to visit for research purposes.  Researchers wishing to use any part of our collections should arrange a visit in advance following the arrangements below.  

Arranging a visit to consult the collections

If you wish to make an appointment to consult any part of our collections, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at least two weeks in advance, giving details of the area of the collection you would like to consult and any specific objects or themes which might be of interest.  

Researchers are welcome to visit at times when the museum is not open to the public, when we can ensure that adequate workspace and assistance are available for you.

The artefacts collection can best be summed up as the 'social history' or 'community history' collection.
Most of the books in the museum's collection are 'working tools' to help with enquiries and research.
This collections consists of items, on paper, that were never intended to be kept for more than a few weeks.
The Manuscripts collection comprises documents relating to Wimbledon.
The collection of over 3,500 images ranges from replicas of earlier prints or drawings, through atmospheric snapshots depicting both town and country life, to more contemporary photographs of Wimbledon's history.
The portrait collection includes some of the many individuals who have been associated with Wimbledon over the centuries.
The majority of the collection of prints, watercolours and drawings in the museum are original works on paper.