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New Zealand Rugby Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Fantastic history of Rugby

We learnt a lot through the displays and chatting to the gentleman who runs it. Very well done lots... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
Ewa J
Adelaide, Australia
via mobile
Visited with rugby-mad visitors

Very interesting, even for non-rugby people, with a lot of the history of the All Blacks. Also... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2018
Janis S
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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The sport that shaped a nation.How did rugby come to play such an important role in the culture and heritage of New Zealand, and why are the All Blacks so good? Our Balls, Bullets and Boots Exhibition opens on 22nd August - Rugby Remembers WW1...more
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326 Main St, Palmerston North 4440, New Zealand
+64 6-358 6947
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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We learnt a lot through the displays and chatting to the gentleman who runs it. Very well done lots of interesting stories linked to rugby as well as the Great War and the coming of age of NZ.

Thank Ewa J
Reviewed 27 July 2018

Very interesting, even for non-rugby people, with a lot of the history of the All Blacks. Also interactive footy related attractions for kids and big kids

Thank Janis S
Reviewed 17 July 2018

An great place to visit if you are interested in rugby. Some super memorabilia, great information and history of rugby in New Zealand. Some interactive activities for the kids. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 17 June 2018

Like history? Then you have to visit this place. With memorabilia and information dating back to the earliest days of Rugby in New Zealand (1870) right through to now. It is quite a display.

Thank Allanh50
Reviewed 9 June 2018

A great place for bringing the rugby fanatic out-of-towner. We've brought many house guests here and they've always enjoyed the interactive and informative style of this museum. A place for all ages, and not a bad price either. Well worth the visit.

Thank phatnesian
Reviewed 1 May 2018

I am new to rugby but I found the museum an interesting way to spend a morning. The gentleman at the entrance was very friendly and helpful.

Thank cruisejen
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Great little museum right in town. Spent about an hour reliving amazing moments I recalled as a kid etc. Only a small museum but absolutely stacked with so much cool memorabilia and memories. Well worth taking some time out to have a nosey. Probably pays...More

Thank Phil W
Reviewed 2 April 2018

A super display of New Zealand rugby history, as well as much memorabilia and info from touring teams to NZ and All Black trips abroad.An enjoyable afternoon of rugby.

Thank Iain P
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

I visited because I was in the area, even though I am not a Rugby fan. This was a great look at the history of the game. Some great antiques, including the whistle that signifies the start of every World Cup. The only negative being...More

Thank joebronyg
Reviewed 9 March 2018

I was greeted there by a lovely, knowledgeable gentleman. The exhibits are very well laid out and informative with lots of jerseys, caps, medals, photos of the players during the first and second wars . All very interesting. The museum was not busy which surprised...More

Thank mchr24
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18 August 2018|
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Response from Rugbymuseum | Property representative |
Good morning, we hold a number of photos, programmes, tour booklets and magazines from Fiji tours to New Zealand. However we do not specifically collect Fiji rugby memorabilia or records. Yes you may take photos in the... More
3 April 2017|
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Response from Rugbymuseum | Property representative |
Thanks for your interest, it is $12.50 for adults and your teen daughters are $5. We are open seven days a week from 10am to 5pm.