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New Zealand Rugby Museum

326 Main St, Palmerston North 4440, New Zealand
+64 6-358 6947
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Good visit for "rugby fans"

A very good exhibit for rugby history buffs but not so much for non rugby fanatics (we are the non... read more

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Educational and enjoyable museum of New Zealand Rugby history

Great exhibits. Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. I enjoyed my time there and would... read more

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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
326 Main St, Palmerston North 4440, New Zealand
+64 6-358 6947

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Reviewed 4 days ago

A very good exhibit for rugby history buffs but not so much for non rugby fanatics (we are the non fanatics). We kind of just breeze through the exhibit but the rugby activity is fun and makes up for the cost of the entry fee....More

Thank brownSH28
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great exhibits. Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. I enjoyed my time there and would recommended this museum to anyone whether they are a rugby fan or not. Great history and educational.

Thank tthac
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A number of very good displays. It is on the upper floor of Te Manawa and I really think they should make it free entry like all the other permanent displays.

Thank discountbay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well, I convinced my 17 year old daughter to come along with more bribes than a on show in a South American prison. She loved it. I shared a few of my skills (which have faded considerably over the years) in the physical exhibit like...More

Thank shouldhavebeenanAB
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We weren't expecting much but as soon as we entered we really enjoyed ourselves. Our daughter isn't too much of a Rugby Freak like my Husband and I but even she really loved being in the Museum (it was the interactive sport drills) You learn...More

Thank Samisoni T
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Great place lots of history very nice etaff very helpfull i would go back again and take grandchildren

Thank Janine F
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Great little museum chronicling the history of All Blacks rugby, from the very beginning in the 19th century through to the most recent World Cup. The museum itself is relatively small but if you're a rugby fan you should set aside at least a couple...More

Thank jsd26
Reviewed 26 July 2017

A fantastic museum both for sports fans and lovers of social history. The exhibits follow the story of the development of rugby in new Zealand and the place is staffed by very knowledgable volunteers who make you feel really welcome. There was a chance to...More

Thank Libby1954
Reviewed 17 July 2017

This is a relatively small museum which covers the history of rugby from the start to the 2015 World Cup. Lots to learn and a few things which I didn't know such a it's the same coin used to start all World cups and the...More

Thank 128andrewh
Reviewed 11 July 2017

There is no doubt Rugby is THE game here in NZ - and the nation is at one in supporting all of the national teams. On the back of the amazing Lions tour and the thousands of UK fans who had toured the country, we...More

Thank Kathryn M
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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.