World Rugby Museum and Twickenham Stadium Tours

World Rugby Museum and Twickenham Stadium Tours
Twickenham Stadium
Rugby Road
Twickenham, Middlesex
Greater London
TW1 1DZ
England

Website

Museum site

www.rfu.com/museum

E-mail

museum information

museum@rfu.com

Telephone

Museum/Tour

020 8892 8877

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
A school group at the World Rugby Museum
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There is nowhere in England more important to rugby union than Twickenham Stadium. Home to England Rugby and the World Rugby Museum (WRM) – this is the ultimate experience for the rugby enthusiast.
The World Rugby Museum gives a unique insight into this magnificent sport.
People of all ages and nationalities can follow the history of the game from its origins in Rugby School to the present day. Discover why people love rugby, from the grassroots game to the elite sport, and get the stories behind some of the greatest players, matches and tries - with a little humour thrown in.

Highlights of the WRM include:
• Play Rugby Zone – Take up the challenge of this new interactive area by testing your skills including speed, strength and kicking prowess, to find out “What Kind of Rugby Player Are You?”.
• A glittering array of trophies including the Calcutta Cup, the intricately beautifully engraved trophy made from 270 silver rupees for which England and Scotland have competed since 1879
• Film and video footage allowing you to re-live some of rugby’s most memorable moments.
• The world’s finest collection of rugby memorabilia – over 25,000 iconic objects dating back to the beginning of the game.

Twickenham Stadium is the fifth largest sports stadium in Europe and the largest rugby venue in the world.

Want a sneaky peak behind the scenes?
Our guided tour gives you access to some of the most exclusive parts of the Stadium. Have a seat in the England dressing room, absorb the atmosphere in the royal box and imagine the roar of the crowd as you run out of the players’ tunnel to take in the view pitch side.

Venue Type:

Museum, Heritage site, Gallery, Archive

Opening hours

Museum open
Tues-Sat 1000-1700
Sun 1100-1700

Tours

Tuesday – Friday – 11:00 13:00 15:00

Saturday – 10:30 12:00 13:30 15:00

Sunday – 12:00 14:00

Open Bank Holiday Monday's

There may be changes to normal hours abound Twickenham event days. Also closed on normal Mondays, Easter Sunday, Christmas Eve, Chistmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day.

Admission charges

Museum and Twickenham Stadium Tour tickets:
Adult £15
Concession £9
Family (2 adults, 3 children) £45
(Please book tours in advance.

Museum only
Adult £7
Concession £5
Family £22

Discounts

  • Museums Association

Additional info

THe Library is open to the public by appointment only.

This collection has been acquired over the years from international players, families, clubs and collectors, or has been bought by the Museum at auction.

Since the birth of the Rugby Football Union (RFU) in 1871 a wealth of rugby memorabilia has been accumulated. Dusty minute books and faded letters; early match programmes and tickets for memorable games: the fascinating array of gifts from other unions. In more recent times, with a more deliberate acquisition policy, our collection has developed to include historical and contemporary photographs, videos, artworks, equipment and other miscellaneous objects.
The main themes of collection:
•Famous players’ memorabilia/objects (from any nation)
•Supporter memorabilia/objects
•Early development of the game, artefacts of historical importance
•Artwork with a rugby theme, or relevance to rugby history
•Miscellaneous objects highlighting humour and the social aspects of the rugby lifestyle
•A library of rugby match programmes
•Archival items focusing specifically on the RFU, England and Twickenham Stadium

Collection details

Sport, Social History

Key artists and exhibits

  • Imporant rugby art works by W.B.Wollen. Harry Langton collection of rugby artefacts. W.W.Wakefield collection of artefacts. Numerous rugby trophies including the Rugby World Cup 3/4 replica.
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Schools Pack KS3

http://www.rfu.com/microsites/museum

Information and activites to support a visit to the Museum of Rugby. Pre and post visit information included.
Available to download from Museum website.

Schools Pack KS2

http://www.rfu.com/microsites/museum

Information and activities to support a visit to the Museum of Rugby, with both pre and post visit information also.
Available to download from Museum website.

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