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New Zealand Rugby Museum

326 Main St, Palmerston North 4440, New Zealand
+64 6-358 6947
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Worth a visit!

We stopped in on our travels down to Wellington and were greeted by a lovely gentleman. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Briony P
Perth, Australia
Rugby lovers dream

This museum gives an awesome insight into our national game. My father is an avid rugby fan and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Maria 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. 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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
326 Main St, Palmerston North 4440, New Zealand
+64 6-358 6947

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in on our travels down to Wellington and were greeted by a lovely gentleman. The exhibits were great and very informative. The kids loved the interactive zone. The only comment i would make, is that it would be great to see it updated...More

Thank Briony P
Rugbymuseum, Manager at New Zealand Rugby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Briony Great comment, we are saving up to put in three more cabinets to cover the next two decades and Super Rugby.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum gives an awesome insight into our national game. My father is an avid rugby fan and really enjoyed visiting the museum. The man at the door was polite and seemed very knowledgable, I'm sure he would be fantastic at rugby trivia. Highly recommend...More

Thank Maria S
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Decided to tick this off the bucket list. Entry was $20 for the two of us and well worth it. Met by a very enthusiastic person at the door. He chatted for a while and we went around the museum. Lots of interesting stuff and...More

Thank Grant N
Reviewed 13 November 2017

This museum is about our national game, so I was surprised it wasn't more popular (we were the only one's there) although it was after 4pm when we arrived. The background to the game is interesting with some clarification about the origins and the many...More

Thank Kiwiseley
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic place this is for rugby fan's worldwide. From start to finish it is a great place to spend a few hours soaking up the history. Even saw a few names from my hometown. Highly recommended if you are ever in Palmerston.

Thank cujimeScotland
Reviewed 14 October 2017

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 3 October 2017

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 30 September 2017 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 30 September 2017 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 14 September 2017 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
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2 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.