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

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

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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 💪

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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

It is now thirty-five years since one of the most controversial rugby union test series took place in South Africa in th...
12/04/2021
The Cavaliers tour of South Africa 1986

It is now thirty-five years since one of the most controversial rugby union test series took place in South Africa in the spring of 1986. The rivalry between the New Zealand All Blacks and the South African Springboks had been intense ever since their first meeting in 1921. The generation of leading players in the mid-1980s were almost without exception keen for that rivalry to continue despite the growing public awareness of the injustices that were occurring daily in apartheid South Africa....

http://worldrugbymuseum.blog/2021/04/12/the-cavaliers-tour-of-south-africa-1986/

It is now thirty-five years since one of the most controversial rugby union test series took place in South Africa in the spring of 1986. The rivalry between the New Zealand All Blacks and the Sout…

30 years after the groundbreaking first Women's Rugby World Cup, we describe some of the tournament's most memorable fea...
07/04/2021
Vodka, Monsters and a disputed third place: the 1991 Women’s Rugby World Cup

30 years after the groundbreaking first Women's Rugby World Cup, we describe some of the tournament's most memorable features-

https://worldrugbymuseum.blog/2017/08/07/vodka-monsters-and-a-disputed-third-place-the-1991-womens-rugby-world-cup/

The first Women’s Rugby World Cup could easily not have occurred. The International Rugby Board refused to recognise the tournament, 600 potential sponsors were consulted with not a single one int…

Emily Valentine is one of 20 female sporting heroes brought to life by Sporting History. You can download all of the res...
31/03/2021

Emily Valentine is one of 20 female sporting heroes brought to life by Sporting History. You can download all of the resources here-

https://www.sportingheritage.org.uk/content/what-we-do/projects/hidden-histories-illustrated/female-sporting-heroes

Emily Valentine is one of 20 female sporting heroes brought to life by Sporting History. You can download all of the resources here-

https://www.sportingheritage.org.uk/content/what-we-do/projects/hidden-histories-illustrated/female-sporting-heroes

On 27th March 1971, England and Scotland stepped out at Murrayfield for their second international test-match in the spa...
27/03/2021
27th March – A Red Letter Day for Rugby

On 27th March 1971, England and Scotland stepped out at Murrayfield for their second international test-match in the space of a week. The previous Saturday, both sides had completed their 5 Nations campaign at Twickenham, where Peter Brown’s conversion had secured a 16-15 victory for Scotland. England under the captaincy of John Spencer, had gone into the match on the back of a victory in Dublin and home draw with France but a vintage Wales side had topped the Championship table as England and Scotland finished fourth and fifth respectively....

http://worldrugbymuseum.blog/2021/03/27/27th-march-a-red-letter-day-for-rugby/

On 27th March 1971, England and Scotland stepped out at Murrayfield for their second international test-match in the space of a week. The previous Saturday, both sides had completed their 5 Nations…

We're delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for the School Travel Awards - Best Sporting Venue category!Mo...
26/03/2021

We're delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for the School Travel Awards - Best Sporting Venue category!

More details here- https://bit.ly/3vX0wTt

We're delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for the School Travel Awards - Best Sporting Venue category!

More details here- https://bit.ly/3vX0wTt

150 years ago today Francis Moncreiff and Frederick Stokes were making their final preparations ahead the world's first ...
26/03/2021
Meet the 1871 Captains…

150 years ago today Francis Moncreiff and Frederick Stokes were making their final preparations ahead the world's first international test-match...

http://worldrugbymuseum.blog/2021/03/26/meet-the-1871-captains/

When England and Scotland took the field for the first time on 27th March 1871, they were led by Francis Moncrieff and Frederick Stokes. At 21, Edinburgh born Moncreiff was the senior of the two an…

Our 6 part analysis of the organisations that shaped the development of rugby union concludes this week with a look at t...
24/03/2021
RFU150 – The Women’s Rugby Football Union

Our 6 part analysis of the organisations that shaped the development of rugby union concludes this week with a look at the Women's Rugby Football Union...

https://worldrugbymuseum.blog/2021/03/22/the-womens-rugby-football-union-rfu150-part-6/

As the Rugby Football Union celebrates its 150th year, we examine six influential governing bodies and their roles in the history and development of Rugby Union since 1871. In our final part we loo…

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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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