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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 for the rugby fan

This is a relatively small museum which covers the history of rugby from the start to the 2015... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
andrew h
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Disappointing - could have been so much more

There is no doubt Rugby is THE game here in NZ - and the nation is at one in supporting all of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kathryn M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
326 Main St, Palmerston North 4440, New Zealand
+64 6-358 6947

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 andrew h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed looking around this museum, friendly staff and well laid out. Lots to read but also an activity area which was entertaining children and adults alike. It costs about £7 to go in which is probably worth it if you are interested in...More

Thank deejay153
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to All Blacks museum at Palmerston North, disappointed that they are not up to date as no Sonny Bill Williams red card. Otherwise good.

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

We have asked for the red card, but apparently Sonny gave it away to a fan after the game.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

June 2017, trip of a lifetime to follow the British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand. When planning our itinerary we discovered that Palmerston North is the home of the New Zealand Rugby Museum. Our visit was one the highlights of our trip. A...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Heard so much about the New Zealand Rugby Museum, for any rugby fan, irrespective of your country of origin, this is a must see attraction. The story of New Zealand rugby from start to present day, brilliant. Old caps, medals, jerseys, all manor of memorabilia,...More

Thank RacJac
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am not a huge rugby fan but even I enjoyed this place. Really liked the interactive parts like the scrum machine. All the information you ever need to know about the game and how it came to New Zealand.

Thank owlesey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is really good value for money for any rugby fan. Lots of information about how the game came to nz. Posters, videos, paintings and lots of memorabilia. The volunteer was very helpful.

Thank Jon R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I believe this is a must if you are in Palmerston North. I expected it to be bigger but the amount of information that they have is very interesting and I enjoyed it. Also enjoyed the interactive part of the museum as well. The information...More

Thank Synoptics
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

This museum is so well curated and has so much rugby history (not just focused on NZ) that even if you're not a rugby fan, you would find this interesting. also interactive where you can try the scrum machine, tackle or do some sprint tests....More

Thank nahnum
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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.