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New Zealand Rugby Museum

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Address: 326 Main St, Palmerston North 4440, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 6-358 6947
Today
10:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The sport that shaped a nation.How did rugby come to play such an important...

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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Great Museum for the Rugby Fanatic!

We had a great time at the rugby museum! It was so interesting and very cheap for admission! Fun for children too and there are lots of drills you can do. Would definitely come... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Ally M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great time at the rugby museum! It was so interesting and very cheap for admission! Fun for children too and there are lots of drills you can do. Would definitely come here again!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A good couple of hours to a full day needed here to trace the history of the oval ball game here. Tracing the history from day 1.

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Thank vianalky1950
Pukekohe, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are rugby games for the kids . They could time there selves. and they could see how they did compared to all rugby players.

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Thank fhepburn04
Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The home to numerous mementos from New Zealand's colourful Rugby past. Not as big as would be expected as rugby is New Zealand's national sport. Does have an interactive skills testing area which is fun but shows the sign of abuse from unsupervised children. A pleasurable visit for any Rugby fan, could benefit use more information on items such as... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a wet day in Palmerston North when we decided to go and see the Dinosaur Exhibition at the Te Manawa Museum complex. We also visited the Rugby Museum which is in the same building and showcases the game and it's history in New Zealand, it's a fantastic collection with loads to read with a couple of absolute treasures... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This takes you from rugby's invention to the modern day. Really interesting, lots of interactive games as well.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A high quality focused exhibit with many valuable mementos of a bygone era. Very easy to get around and most interesting.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Enjoyed looking around and the interactive section was great too. My 10 year old loved trying on the replica 1905 All blacks jersey. Staff very knowledgeable and engaging.

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Rugbymuseum, Manager at New Zealand Rugby Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words Teresa, I will pass them on to the volunteer hosts. More 

Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Well presented, very informative and a helpful gentleman staffing the place. Great visit and really nice new premises. A great Saturday afternoon before a big game.

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Thanks for the kind words Rob. More 

Porirua, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Great place for rugby fans both young and old to visit as family or friends to check out New Zealand rugby history and relive memories

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