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Rugby School & Museum

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For those that love Rugby this is a must visit

We arrived unfortunately during the week so could not take the Saturday only tour. Visited the gift... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Halstead, United Kingdom
Historic school with museum

It's a great time to visit rugby school this year as its their 450th anniversary and there's lots... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Walter C
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...more
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Barby Road | Rugby School Shop, Rugby CV22 5DS, England
+44 1788 556169
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived unfortunately during the week so could not take the Saturday only tour. Visited the gift shop and were fortunate enough to find a knowledgeable staff member who kindly spent 1/2 hour talking to us about the history and the buildings. She also recommended...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a great time to visit rugby school this year as its their 450th anniversary and there's lots of events on to celebrate its birthday. They have tours most Saturday's and the guides are very informed,it's about £7 and a fiver for over 65's children...More

Thank Walter C
Reviewed 8 August 2018

I have lived in Rugby all my 65 years and have done this tour twice in recent years.It is a real eye opener the history of this scool is so great so if you get the chance take the tour

Thank martyncolledge
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Amazing place,we really enjoyed our visit in Rugby School.The guide was excellent, knows everything about that place,give us an answers to all of our questions.Highly recommended.

Thank Sean_00777
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed an excellent tour of the historical sites of Rugby School. Annie, our guide, was exceptionally good at her job. She was knowledgable and her humorous anecdotes made the whole thing enjoyable as well as interesting. She was happy to answer questions from both...More

Thank alwynfrost
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Almost hidden is a quarter of Rugby embued with quiet style. A wonderful presentation of arts and crafts / neo gothic architecture (Butterfield). Temple Speech Rooms, Macready Theatre, School Library (the bug) and the Chapel. Down the road is a Pugin Church worth a visit...More

Thank StewartF91
Reviewed 24 June 2018

A tour lasting an hour and a half, with a friendly, amusing, and well-informed guide. The highlight is the chapel by Butterfield, a building that stands impressively in the school grounds, its polychrome brickwork contained in an intricate design set against the playing fields. The...More

1  Thank Alexander_Northcote
Reviewed 23 June 2018

My great grandfather attended this school in the 1800's, so wanted to see it first-hand. Our tour guide, Libby, was excellent and provided detailed information on the historical aspects of the school, which celebrated it's 450th anniversary in 2017 with great fanfare. Unfortunately, the museum,...More

1  Thank lovecats50
Reviewed 14 June 2018

Never been, certainly worth a trip Rugby is very interesting. Wish I was educated there. Love the Town

Thank alicef652018
Reviewed 3 June 2018

This was a very informative & interesting visit! David our tour guide was knowledgeable & great fun, his depth of knowledge & the way he delivered it was a credit to him & the school!! All in all a great afternoon & something not to...More

1  Thank Jennifer C
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1 August 2017|
Response from Rugby1567 | Property representative |
Good afternoon, yes Tours of the School which includes our museum are held most Saturdays through out the year. If you would like a private tour with a group less than 10 people the is a flat charge of £70 and it can... More
30 July 2017|
Response from Rugby1567 | Property representative |
Tours of the School are held most Saturdays through out the year.
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