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London's best sports museums

Whether you're a fan of history, sport, or sporting history, there'll be something to amuse and excite you at a London sports museum.

Look into the illustrious history of sport in London through unique memorabilia and fun activities. Take a step back into tennis' past at the Wimbledon Lawn Museum, get interactive at The World Rugby Museum at Twickenham, examine centuries of cricketing history at the MCC Museum, or kick back and enjoy London football clubs Arsenal and Chelsea's successes.

Find out even more about London sport with a London stadium tour, from Wembley tours to visiting West Ham FC's home, London Stadium, which hosted the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

1. Chelsea Football Club Museum

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, up to recent trophy-laden seasons. With many child-friendly, interactive exhibits, this museum is a treat for Chelsea fans of all ages. Entry is included within the Chelsea Stadium tour ticket.

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2. 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. There's even a chance to feel the magic of Wimbledon through a virtual reality experience. Tours vary.

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3. The World Rugby Museum at Twickenham

The England dressing room, part of the World Rugby Museum and Twickenham Stadium tour
World Rugby Museum and Twickenham Stadium Tours. Image. courtesy of Twickenham Stadium Rugby Football Union

Take a behind-the-scenes look at the home of English rugby and find out more about the game at this wonderful multimedia museum. A great collection of memorabilia charts the history of the game; while little ones can find out what kind of rugby player they are with an interactive exhibit. The tour of Twickenham Stadium includes a visit to the England changing room.

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4. Marylebone Cricket Club Museum at Lord's Cricket Ground

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 Lord's cricket museum includes footage of some of cricket history's greatest moments in the Brian Johnston Memorial Theatre. Read More
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5. Arsenal Museum

Visit the Arsenal Museum and 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. You can also go on an Arsenal stadium tour to find out more.

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