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Rugby School & Museum

Barby Road | Rugby School Shop, Rugby CV22 5DS, England
+44 1788 556169
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G4 excellent

Called in to the school and a concert featuring G4 and Lesley Garrett. The atmosphere was very good... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
Very interesting

A lovely experience, I really enjoyed looking round the school it was extremely interesting, didn't... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Rugby, United Kingdom
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This guided walking tour around Rugby School includes the School Museum, The Close, Chapel and other points of historical interest. Our museum houses many fascinating artifacts, including the first written rules of Rugby Football and examples of early balls and caps. See 'The Close' where the game began, The Old Quad where Tom Brown played, and walk in the footsteps of Lewis Carroll. There are many examples of William Butterfield's stunning architecture. Drop in tours run most Saturdays at 2pm. Groups at other times by arrangement.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Barby Road | Rugby School Shop, Rugby CV22 5DS, England
+44 1788 556169
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Called in to the school and a concert featuring G4 and Lesley Garrett. The atmosphere was very good and the artistes excellent. An impressive way to start the 450th Anniversary Festival: there are many high grade recitals and so forth this week. It was good...More

Thank R N
Reviewed 17 May 2017

A lovely experience, I really enjoyed looking round the school it was extremely interesting, didn't realise its history was so rich

Thank JLF1505
Reviewed 16 April 2017

I have lived in Rugby for 11 years and every year I say I must visit Rugby School as I am sure many local people do - well I highly recommend it We did it on Easter saturday the £6.99 is definitely worth it as...More

Thank Mandy D
Reviewed 14 April 2017

There's a lot of interesting things to see and you feel as though you're back in the 19th century - especially when you enter what was Dr. Arnold's office and is now a classroom. The tour guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic and, all in all,...More

Thank Geoff16839
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

I was visiting my newly relocated friend to Rugby. We decided that we would visit the birthplace of the sport rugby. We hadn't realised that the majority of the tour was outside and we'd chosen a bitterly cold Saturday in February. I would suggest going...More

Thank Spungr
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We visited on Saturday 4th March and enjoyed a very interesting tour. The tour guide really bought the school to life. The 2 hour tour was well worth the money.

Thank ShelleyLynn G
Reviewed 28 January 2017

very informative tour.Lived in Rugby for 57 years and was amazed by how little i knew about the school.A must visit for anybody visiting the town and any Rugby Union enthusiast who wants to grace the pitch where William Webb Ellis first picked up the...More

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 4 December 2016

This is a must see addition to anyone's tour of Rugby. In two hours you can visit the old school (from "Tom Brown's School Days") and their wonderful Chapel.

1  Thank Britrunner
Reviewed 11 November 2016

We went on a tour of the school yesterday. Angus was our guide and his knowledge and enthusiasm brought the whole experience alive for us. The town came first, then the school, then the game! We are pleased to say we now understand the origins...More

1  Thank lyndy2525
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We went on a tour recently of the school and the museum. Our tour guide Angus was friendly, informative and enthusiastic about sharing the history of the school, the game and the influence the school has had on the town. Some surprising insights into the...More

Thank Richard T
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How much do the tours cost and can you just turn up or must they be booked in advance? If so, how far in advance? Thanks
23 November 2015|
Response from Rugby1567 | Property representative |
Apologies for the delay in getting back to you. Most frequently asked questions are covered on the Rugby School website. We always recommend calling ahead of your visit. Current prices are £6.95 for adults and £4.95 for... More