World Rugby Museum

World Rugby Museum The World Rugby Museum is the definitive home for everything and anything about rugby, our stadium tour takes you behind the scenes at Twickenham Stadium.
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Book Stadium Tour tickets online at www.worldrugbymuseum.com

A new episode of our From the Vaults podcast is here!We talk to Ugo Monye about his life in rugby, the epic 2009 Officia...
07/07/2021

A new episode of our From the Vaults podcast is here!

We talk to Ugo Monye about his life in rugby, the epic 2009 Official Lions Rugby tour of South Africa, and his philosophy on dealing with defeat.

🎧 Search "From the Vaults" where ever you listen to your podcasts.

A new episode of our From the Vaults podcast is here!

We talk to Ugo Monye about his life in rugby, the epic 2009 Official Lions Rugby tour of South Africa, and his philosophy on dealing with defeat.

🎧 Search "From the Vaults" where ever you listen to your podcasts.

Did you know that Sunderland RFC has provided The British and Irish Lions with two players? One of them, Howard Marshall...
05/07/2021

Did you know that Sunderland RFC has provided The British and Irish Lions with two players?

One of them, Howard Marshall (1870 -1929), is the subject of a new biography by Keith Gregson.

Find out more ➡️ http://ow.ly/tgFo50Fjkt7

📷 British Isles touring team to South Africa, 1891

Did you know that Sunderland RFC has provided The British and Irish Lions with two players?

One of them, Howard Marshall (1870 -1929), is the subject of a new biography by Keith Gregson.

Find out more ➡️ http://ow.ly/tgFo50Fjkt7

📷 British Isles touring team to South Africa, 1891

#OnThisDay in 1928, the first Test match between the Springboks and the All Blacks in South Africa took place. They had ...
30/06/2021

#OnThisDay in 1928, the first Test match between the Springboks and the All Blacks in South Africa took place.

They had previously met in 1921 in New Zealand.

It was the 9th game of New Zealand's 22 match tour. They were defeated 17-0 in Durban.

📷 "Springboks in a rendition of their war cry"

#OnThisDay in 1928, the first Test match between the Springboks and the All Blacks in South Africa took place.

They had previously met in 1921 in New Zealand.

It was the 9th game of New Zealand's 22 match tour. They were defeated 17-0 in Durban.

📷 "Springboks in a rendition of their war cry"

#OnThisDay 50 years ago, Official Lions Rugby took to the field at Carisbrook to face the All Blacks. Today's blog looks...
26/06/2021

#OnThisDay 50 years ago, Official Lions Rugby took to the field at Carisbrook to face the All Blacks.

Today's blog looks back on the match ➡️ http://ow.ly/GHDA50Fdpzm

📷 by Getty Images

#OnThisDay 50 years ago, Official Lions Rugby took to the field at Carisbrook to face the All Blacks.

Today's blog looks back on the match ➡️ http://ow.ly/GHDA50Fdpzm

📷 by Getty Images

The major achievements of the England Rugby team since 1910 have been invariably linked to the selection of back row com...
21/06/2021

The major achievements of the England Rugby team since 1910 have been invariably linked to the selection of back row combinations of the highest quality.

In today's blog, we're taking a look at the evolution of the English back row ➡️ http://ow.ly/RQEx50FcsyS

📷 by David Rogers/Getty Images. Ireland v England, 30/03/2003, Lansdowne Road

The major achievements of the England Rugby team since 1910 have been invariably linked to the selection of back row combinations of the highest quality.

In today's blog, we're taking a look at the evolution of the English back row ➡️ http://ow.ly/RQEx50FcsyS

📷 by David Rogers/Getty Images. Ireland v England, 30/03/2003, Lansdowne Road

A Twickenham Stadium Tour e-voucher makes the perfect last minute gift this Father's Day! Get a behind-the-scenes peek a...
19/06/2021

A Twickenham Stadium Tour e-voucher makes the perfect last minute gift this Father's Day!

Get a behind-the-scenes peek at the home of English rugby, including a visit to the England Rugby dressing room.

Put your skills to the test in the museum's interactive zone and marvel at the world’s most extensive collection of rugby football memorabilia.

🎟️ http://worldrugbymuseum.com/book

Use code WRMFD2021 at checkout.

A Twickenham Stadium Tour e-voucher makes the perfect last minute gift this Father's Day!

Get a behind-the-scenes peek at the home of English rugby, including a visit to the England Rugby dressing room.

Put your skills to the test in the museum's interactive zone and marvel at the world’s most extensive collection of rugby football memorabilia.

🎟️ http://worldrugbymuseum.com/book

Use code WRMFD2021 at checkout.

Rugby World Cup Bolters - is selection sometimes the case of right place, right time? In this week's blog, Richard Steel...
14/06/2021

Rugby World Cup Bolters - is selection sometimes the case of right place, right time?

In this week's blog, Richard Steele examines the 3 RWC tournaments held in the years before the sport went fully professional ➡️ http://ow.ly/TnkC50F3YKA

📷 Credit: Shaun Botterill/ALLSPORT

Rugby World Cup Bolters - is selection sometimes the case of right place, right time?

In this week's blog, Richard Steele examines the 3 RWC tournaments held in the years before the sport went fully professional ➡️ http://ow.ly/TnkC50F3YKA

📷 Credit: Shaun Botterill/ALLSPORT

Give a rugby dad the ultimate gift this father’s day. Get a behind-the-scenes peek at the home of English rugby, includi...
11/06/2021

Give a rugby dad the ultimate gift this father’s day.

Get a behind-the-scenes peek at the home of English rugby, including a visit to the England Rugby dressing room.

Put your skills to the test in the museum's interactive zone and marvel at the world’s most extensive collection of rugby football memorabilia.

🎟️ http://worldrugbymuseum.com/book

Purchase before 21st June 2021 and use code WRMFD2021 at checkout.

Give a rugby dad the ultimate gift this father’s day.

Get a behind-the-scenes peek at the home of English rugby, including a visit to the England Rugby dressing room.

Put your skills to the test in the museum's interactive zone and marvel at the world’s most extensive collection of rugby football memorabilia.

🎟️ http://worldrugbymuseum.com/book

Purchase before 21st June 2021 and use code WRMFD2021 at checkout.

Nominations are open for the Kids in Museums #FamilyFriendlyMuseum award!If you've taken on our 'Groggs Trail' whilst ex...
09/06/2021

Nominations are open for the Kids in Museums #FamilyFriendlyMuseum award!

If you've taken on our 'Groggs Trail' whilst experiencing the many videos, interactives and Play Rugby! zone that bring our story-telling to life then you can nominate us here ➡️ http://ow.ly/Ylq750F3Y2l

Nominations are open for the Kids in Museums #FamilyFriendlyMuseum award!

If you've taken on our 'Groggs Trail' whilst experiencing the many videos, interactives and Play Rugby! zone that bring our story-telling to life then you can nominate us here ➡️ http://ow.ly/Ylq750F3Y2l

From being one of the founding clubs of the RFU (Marlborough Nomads) to the current day on the Common (Marlborough RFC),...
07/06/2021

From being one of the founding clubs of the RFU (Marlborough Nomads) to the current day on the Common (Marlborough RFC), rugby and Marlborough have never been far apart.

Read about the club's formation in this week's blog ➡️ http://ow.ly/WHl850EWNe0

📷 Marlborough Nomads v Rosslyn Park, 1910

From being one of the founding clubs of the RFU (Marlborough Nomads) to the current day on the Common (Marlborough RFC), rugby and Marlborough have never been far apart.

Read about the club's formation in this week's blog ➡️ http://ow.ly/WHl850EWNe0

📷 Marlborough Nomads v Rosslyn Park, 1910

Give a rugby dad the ultimate gift this father’s day. Get a behind-the-scenes peek at the home of English rugby, includi...
04/06/2021

Give a rugby dad the ultimate gift this father’s day.

Get a behind-the-scenes peek at the home of English rugby, including a visit to the England Rugby dressing room.

Put your skills to the test in the museum's interactive zone and marvel at the world’s most extensive collection of rugby football memorabilia.

🎟️ http://worldrugbymuseum.com/book

Purchase before 21st June 2021 and use code WRMFD2021 at checkout.

Give a rugby dad the ultimate gift this father’s day.

Get a behind-the-scenes peek at the home of English rugby, including a visit to the England Rugby dressing room.

Put your skills to the test in the museum's interactive zone and marvel at the world’s most extensive collection of rugby football memorabilia.

🎟️ http://worldrugbymuseum.com/book

Purchase before 21st June 2021 and use code WRMFD2021 at checkout.

Owl Creek Polo Field in Glenville, New York State, can lay claim to being the most unlikely international rugby ground o...
31/05/2021

Owl Creek Polo Field in Glenville, New York State, can lay claim to being the most unlikely international rugby ground of the last 150 years, but why was it used?

Find out in this week's blog ➡️ http://ow.ly/1HRE50EWEaG

📷 USA team, 1977, Twickenham

Owl Creek Polo Field in Glenville, New York State, can lay claim to being the most unlikely international rugby ground of the last 150 years, but why was it used?

Find out in this week's blog ➡️ http://ow.ly/1HRE50EWEaG

📷 USA team, 1977, Twickenham

Did you know that Twickenham Stadium's groundsmen walk 8 (yes, eight!) miles when cutting the pitch?To learn more about ...
25/05/2021

Did you know that Twickenham Stadium's groundsmen walk 8 (yes, eight!) miles when cutting the pitch?

To learn more about the stadium and it's history, book onto one of our guided tours 🎟️ worldrugbymuseum.com/book

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Did you know that Twickenham Stadium's groundsmen walk 8 (yes, eight!) miles when cutting the pitch?

To learn more about the stadium and it's history, book onto one of our guided tours 🎟️ worldrugbymuseum.com/book

#EnglishTourismWeek21 VisitEngland

On this day 80 years ago, Kit Tanner lost his life after rescuing 30 people from the wreckage of HMS Fiji. Malc King of ...
22/05/2021

On this day 80 years ago, Kit Tanner lost his life after rescuing 30 people from the wreckage of HMS Fiji.

Malc King of the Gloucester Rugby Heritage archive pays tribute to a remarkable man ➡️ http://ow.ly/gpAm50ESUTu

On this day 80 years ago, Kit Tanner lost his life after rescuing 30 people from the wreckage of HMS Fiji.

Malc King of the Gloucester Rugby Heritage archive pays tribute to a remarkable man ➡️ http://ow.ly/gpAm50ESUTu

Photos from Twickenham Stadium's post
20/05/2021

Photos from Twickenham Stadium's post

#OnThisDay in 1971, Official Lions Rugby played the first of 26 matches in their tour of Australia and New Zealand, losi...
12/05/2021

#OnThisDay in 1971, Official Lions Rugby played the first of 26 matches in their tour of Australia and New Zealand, losing to Queensland 11-15.

In this week's blog article, Barney Burnham gives us an overview of the whole tour, which "made for one of the most memorable summers of [his] life" ➡️ http://ow.ly/TQhb50EKLYZ

#OnThisDay in 1971, Official Lions Rugby played the first of 26 matches in their tour of Australia and New Zealand, losing to Queensland 11-15.

In this week's blog article, Barney Burnham gives us an overview of the whole tour, which "made for one of the most memorable summers of [his] life" ➡️ http://ow.ly/TQhb50EKLYZ

Only a week to go until we reopen!Book your Twickenham Stadium Tour and World Rugby Museum tickets here ➡️ https://world...
11/05/2021

Only a week to go until we reopen!

Book your Twickenham Stadium Tour and World Rugby Museum tickets here ➡️ https://worldrugbymuseum.com/book

📷 England v New Zealand, 30/01/1954, Twickenham

Only a week to go until we reopen!

Book your Twickenham Stadium Tour and World Rugby Museum tickets here ➡️ https://worldrugbymuseum.com/book

📷 England v New Zealand, 30/01/1954, Twickenham

06/05/2021
The 2021 Lions Captain

It started with Robert Seddon, Captain of The Originals in 1888

Since then, it's been a who's who of rugby greats, from Willie John McBride to Martin Johnson to Gavin Hastings and now....

2021 Captain - Alun Wyn Jones (#761)

Welcome back, Skipper 💪

#LionsRugby

In 1948, Erwin Thiesies, a former German national player, moved from Berlin to Hennigsdorf, an industrial city with a st...
03/05/2021
Revisit Historic Matches From The Vaults - World Rugby Museum

In 1948, Erwin Thiesies, a former German national player, moved from Berlin to Hennigsdorf, an industrial city with a steelworks in the north of Berlin. He gathered schoolboys around him and introduced them to rugby. From this came the team of Stahl Hennigsdorf, who won the Championship of the GDR 27 times. Erwin Thiesies was employed by the steelworks and he remained coach of the steel-team, and later became coach of the GDR national team until his retirement....

http://worldrugbymuseum.blog/2021/05/03/new-book-documenting-the-history-of-rugby-in-east-germany/

Revisit and lose yourself in century-old stories of Rugby & matches from the archive. See how Rugby has developed as a game & the wonderful stories created.

28/04/2021
The Originals

Our 1888 British & Irish Lions jersey and cap are on display now!

Some good news this sunny Tuesday afternoon...we're set to reopen from 18th May 2021!For more information and to make a ...
20/04/2021
World Rugby Museum set to re-open from 18 May 2021

Some good news this sunny Tuesday afternoon...we're set to reopen from 18th May 2021!

For more information and to make a booking, visit our revamped website ➡️ http://ow.ly/N1Rl50EsZAZ

The World Rugby Museum and Twickenham Stadium tours is preparing to open from Tuesday 18 May 2021, following a period of closure during the UK lockdown. Visitor numbers will be restricted and visitors will need to follow guidance including wearing a face covering at all times while on site and maint...

John Dawes returning from New Zealand, 1971
20/04/2021

John Dawes returning from New Zealand, 1971

John Dawes returning from New Zealand, 1971

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About the World Rugby Museum

We are a museum of international rugby history, holding the most extensive collection of rugby football memorabilia in the world, including over 38,000 recorded objects, 15,000 pieces of archival material and 9,000 photographs, from the RFU collection, the Harry Langton Collection and the RFU Rugby Archive.

Star items include the world’s oldest international football jersey and the Calcutta Cup, which is the world’s oldest international football trophy.

The Museum runs in conjunction with the Twickenham Stadium Tour, taking you behind the scenes to visit the some of the most exciting and select areas of the Stadium. The highlight of the tour is a visit to the England dressing room.

Book Stadium Tour tickets online at www.worldrugbymuseum.com

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