World Rugby Museum and Twickenham Stadium Tours

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Explore Twickenham Stadium with a rugby expert on a behind the scenes tour and journey through rugby history in the new World Rugby Museum (Feb 2018) telling the story of rugby from around the world, following the game’s history.

On a guided stadium tour take a seat in the England dressing room, absorb the atmosphere in the royal box, visit the VIP areas, get a birds eye view from the top of a stand and imagine the roar of the crowd as you run out of the players’ tunnel to pitch side.

In the museum explore a glittering array of trophies; take up the challenge of discovering “What Kind of Rugby Player Are You?”; re-live some of rugby’s most memorable moments; see the oldest international rugby jersey and “Choose your own World XV” interactive

The museum displays memorabilia from around the world and from all eras, making it a must visit for all rugby fans. See the What’s On section of the website to see the latest exhibition.

Visit the museum separately or as part of a stadium tour.

Group tour and award winning education trips are also available at discounted rates.

Venue Type:

Museum, Heritage site, Library

Opening hours

Museum open
Tues-Sat 1000-1700 (Mondays in school holidays)
Sun 1100-1700
last entry 16:00

Tours

Tuesday – Friday – 10:30; 12:30; 14:30 (Mondays in school holidays)

Saturday – 10:30; 12:00; 13:00; 14:30

Sunday – 11:30; 13:00; 14:30


There may be changes to normal hours around 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 £25
Concession (+60s, students with ID) £20
Child (5-15) £15 (u5 free)
Family - free child entry with each Adult Ticket
(Please book tours in advance to avoid disappointment)

Museum only
Adult £12.50
Concession £10
Child £7.50 (u5 free)
Family - free child entry with each Adult Ticket

Discounts

  • Museums Association
Getting there

Twickenham is located in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and is easily accessed from the M25, M3 and A316. Free parking is available at (or near) the stadium for tour visitors; directions will be provide in your booking confirmation. (SATNAV TW1 1DS)

Twickenham station is a 10 minute walk from the stadium. There is a regular service from London Waterloo, Vauxhall, Clapham Junction, Wimbledon, Reading and Windsor & Eton Riverside. Bus route 281 Tolworth – Hounslow runs between Twickenham Station and South Stand.

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.

Getting there

Twickenham is located in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and is easily accessed from the M25, M3 and A316. Free parking is available at (or near) the stadium for tour visitors; directions will be provide in your booking confirmation. (SATNAV TW1 1DS)

Twickenham station is a 10 minute walk from the stadium. There is a regular service from London Waterloo, Vauxhall, Clapham Junction, Wimbledon, Reading and Windsor & Eton Riverside. Bus route 281 Tolworth – Hounslow runs between Twickenham Station and South Stand.

World Rugby Museum and Twickenham Stadium Tours
Twickenham Stadium
Whitton Road
Twickenham, Middlesex
Greater London
TW2 7BA
England

Website

http://www.worldrugbymuseum.com/

E-mail

museum@rfu.com

Telephone

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.
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