WiSH is an independent registered charity (number 1195829) and registered musuem (number I-112603).
WiSH was created to inspire its visitors through sporting history. WiSH is run by 24 inducted volunteers who do not get paid or have personal expenses reimbursed. The Common Ground film has demonstrated that Wimbledon Common provided a unique sporting landscape for a number of global sports. It also instigated the greatest story in the world’s most popular sport – football.
WiSH has accessed over £1 million in sporting memorabilia, some of which will be showcased at our exhibition in Plough Lane. Moreover, a digital museum will also be launched in 2022.
What is our Purpose?
“Safeguard, curate, celebrate and showcase Wimbledon’s sporting heritage and cultural stories, plus those of other local sports and their cultural influence.”