Wimbledon Museum – Wheelchair Exhibition
Wimbledon Museum have recently added a new exhibition to mark 15 years since the first wheelchair tennis match was played at Wimbledon. This incredible sport has become increasingly popular and in the time since the Men’s Doubles started in 2005, we have seen the addition of Championships for women’s doubles, men and women’s singles.
The new installation features a Championship-standard carbon fibre wheelchair mounted on a central island with mirrored base to provide an all round view. The stand itself is purposefully shaped to allow visiting wheelchair users better access to view the exhibit and use the interactive touchscreen features. The floor area is covered with durable black polyproperlene with a feature circle of blue up-lighting around the centre display.
Display graphics on the surrounding walls were printed in VHB seamless wallpaper and depict the history and techniques used in wheelchair tennis. Feature exhibits have been mounted in high specification glass display cases.