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New Zealand Rugby Museum

326 Main St, Palmerston North 4440, New Zealand
+64 6-358 6947
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Come on the Lions

This is really good value for money for any rugby fan. Lots of information about how the game came... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jon R
via mobile
A must do in Palmerston North

I believe this is a must if you are in Palmerston North. I expected it to be bigger but the amount... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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. Explore the rich history and folklore of the nation's game, see some of the world's rarest rugby artefacts, and learn about some of our rugby greats. You can get active by testing your rugby skills in the dedicated "Have A Go" area and measure yourself against the best.
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  • Very good43%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
326 Main St, Palmerston North 4440, New Zealand
+64 6-358 6947

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is really good value for money for any rugby fan. Lots of information about how the game came to nz. Posters, videos, paintings and lots of memorabilia. The volunteer was very helpful.

Thank Jon R
Reviewed 4 days ago

I believe this is a must if you are in Palmerston North. I expected it to be bigger but the amount of information that they have is very interesting and I enjoyed it. Also enjoyed the interactive part of the museum as well. The information...More

Thank Synoptics
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is so well curated and has so much rugby history (not just focused on NZ) that even if you're not a rugby fan, you would find this interesting. also interactive where you can try the scrum machine, tackle or do some sprint tests....More

Thank nahnum
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the grand kids and they loved it, we spent a lot of time at the tackle area diving at the crash pads. Checked out all of the amazing items on display, I understand there is a lot more that is not yet displayed.It...More

Thank B N
Reviewed 18 May 2017

The Rugby Museum is the complete historical history of New Zealand Rugby. This is a not to be missed visit in Palmerston North. The inter-active area is fun also and a chance to pit yourself against the rest of the family.

Thank Tony C
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Awesome. Plenty of history and new stuff. Lots for the kids to do. Bit of a shame they still haven't got a display on the 2015 World Cup, but it coming. Thoroughly enjoyable with excellent staff who are probably old enough to have known William...More

Thank Geridog1
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Yep, I am an Aussie visiting the New Zealand Rugby Museum. It was an honour and a privilege to read and digest the history of Rugby Union within, what one can undoubtably state, a Rugby mad nation. Did the Maori's play a game similar to...More

Thank AUSGR81
Reviewed 11 April 2017

quite small and walked around the whole exhibition within 20 minutes The price was over expectations for what was on show

Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

I'm not a rugby fanatic myself but found the Museum interesting. However i thought it a bit bizarre the last World Cup finished over 18 months ago and they don't have anything really celebrating this. Also they've won the last two WC's so surely a...More

Thank Lyle S
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Just had to have a look, from an Aussie's perspective. Sorry to say, it was well worth the visit. I learned a lot of rugby history from a quick one hour visit to the museum. Naturally it focused on NZ rugby, but heaps of info...More

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Kia ora, We are from Petone, Lower Hutt, am coming to Palmerston North in May for the weekened. Interested in what to see and do there, I would love to stop in and visit this place with my two teen daughters. My question is how much to get in the doors? Just us three coming then head to the Plaza for some lunch and shopping. Thank you.
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.