The World Rugby Museum, at Twickenham Stadium in London, is set to re-open in February 2018 in a new location within the stadium as a new attraction.
The museum was formerly opened as The Museum of Rugby back in 1996. It became the World Rugby Museum in 2007, and has now relocated to the East Stand to become a new experience.
During the experience, visitors are invited to explore Twickenham Stadium with a rugby expert and journey through rugby history through exhibits in the museum.
World Rugby Museum
According to organisers, the new ‘cutting-edge’ museum will open in February 2018 and will be ‘bigger, better, brighter and more interactive than ever before’. The collection in the museum houses around 25,000 objects linked to the sport, which are displayed in galleries and will supplement exhibitions throughout the year.
When visiting the museum, groups can learn about Rugby’s story – how a game from Rugby School evolved into what is described as ‘the world’s greatest team sport’.
In the International Gallery, you will be able to discover all about the history of the Six Nations, Rugby Championship and the Rugby World Cup.
You will also find out more about playing, coaching, volunteering or refereeing in the Play Rugby Zone. In this zone you will also be able to test out your playing skills in the interactive area.
Groups will get a behind-the-scenes guided stadium tour and learn how Twickenham became one of the world’s most famous rugby stadiums. Highlights of the tour will be the dressing rooms, royal boxes, player’s tunnels, pitch side and VIP areas.
Other highlights in the museum involve artwork depicting the sport, a wall of fame, and information about current leagues and games.
Group visits can be arranged with flexible start times, and exclusive tours are available.
Group organisers can contact email@example.com or 020-8892 8877 for more details on booking a visit.
For more information, visit www.englandrugby.com/twickenham/world-rugby-museum.