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World Rugby Museum, Twickenham, London

Twickenham Stadium from Richmond Hill

 

The Museum of Rugby at Twickenham can be found at Twickenham Stadium in Richmond. Entry to the museum is through one of the original Twickenham turnstiles. The museum claims to have the largest collection of rugby memorabilia in the world. Twickenham's collection includes an England jersey from the first international match, held in 1871, between England and Scotland. As is the case today, that first England jersey was white, with a red rose. The Calcutta Cup, which is awarded to winners of the annual England against Scotland game is also on display.

 

The World Rugby Museum underwent a substantial makeover during the summer of 2013 and officially re-opened on the 2nd October. The tunnel area and England changing room were refurbished at the same time.

 

Rugy Statue

Sculpture of a rugby line out by Gerald Laing at the Rugby Museum (photo courtesy of Jane Barron at the World Rugby Museum)

Skills can be tested in the interactive Play Rugby Zone. You will be able have a go at a scrum machine, to see how you'd measure up as a forward.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening Times: Please use contact details below.

Stadium tours are not available on match days. See the web site for details.

All tours start at the Rugby Store situated in the Twickenham south stand.

Address: World Rugby Museum, Twickenham Stadium, Rugby Road, Twickenham, Middlesex TW1 1DZ

Directions: Twickenham stadium is just off the A316 in Richmond, west London. Leave the M25 at junction 12 onto the M3 towards London. The M3 becomes the A316. Stay on the A316, go past the Stoop rugby ground, and then turn left at the mini roundabout. At the next roundabout turn right into Rugby Road. Your car may be subject to a security check. Click here for an interactive map centred on the Museum of Rugby Twickenham.

Access: the Museum of Rugby, and the stadium tour are fully accessible to wheelchair users. Adapted toilet facilities are available.

E-mail ZoeAdams@RFU.com for an Access Guide.

Contact:

telephone: 0208 892 8877

fax: 0208 892 2817

web site: www.rfu.com/museum

e-mail: museum@rfu.com

 

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