Are you looking for a fun day out with a sporting edge? As the UK has created some of the best sports in the world, you won’t find a shortage of great museums and shows, celebrating Britain’s connection with healthy competition. Some of the most popular sports that we can claim as our own are Badminton, Cricket, Tennis, Darts, Football, Table Tennis, Netball, Golf, Bowls, Curling, Squash, Rounders, and Rugby. That’s a pretty impressive list, isn’t it? Here are just some of the coolest and most fascinating sports museums in the UK, where you can find out more:
Situated in Twickenham, the World Rugby Museum has more than 25,000 objects to see. On top of this, there are special exhibitions going on all of the time. If you’re a big fan of rugby, and want to learn more about its history, this is a fascinating day out. One of the toughest and most physically demanding team sports in the world, you’d be mad to miss this opportunity!
The spiritual home of tennis, Wimbledon has its own astounding museum, tracking the most amazing moments of Wimbledon’s history. There is everything from Victorian tennis fashion to the Championship trophies of the past. Even if you’re not that interested in tennis as a sport, it’s still an immersive experience that you’ll enjoy. You can even visit the centre court, to see where all the action takes place.
Are you a sports car person? See some of the most stunning racers on the road. With exciting demonstrations and enthralling talks in this beautifully situated area, this makes for a fantastic day out. You might get to appreciate classic cars – and other trendy sports cars -beyond Ferraris and lambos, like the elegant Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint. Car lovers will not regret visiting this show.
The home of some of the most amazing matches and competitions, across all sorts of sports, The Millennium Stadium is highly versatile (but often hosts high profile rugby matches). You can stand in “The Dragon’s Lair” – the Welsh team’s dressing room – or buy your very first rugby shirt from the merchandise shop. Learn about how the roofing system works and visit the President’s Box, which is normally reserved for royalty.
British Golf Museum
High up in the northern part of the UK, the British Golf Museum is a 5 star sports attraction. All the exhibits are engaging and interactive; plus, there are opportunities to try your golf swing yourself. Of course, there are also special events throughout the year, and you’re just a short distance away from the coast, where you can go let off some steam. There is also the beautiful, ruined St Andrew’s castle nearby, so this makes for a lovely day out for the family.
Have you been to a different sports museum in the UK? Did you enjoy your experience?