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New Zealand Rugby Museum

326 Main St, Palmerston North 4440, New Zealand
+64 6-358 6947
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History of a nation's passion

Great little museum chronicling the history of All Blacks rugby, from the very beginning in the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cardiff, United Kingdom
A little gem for Rugby Union fans

A fantastic museum both for sports fans and lovers of social history. The exhibits follow the story... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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 2 weeks ago

Great little museum chronicling the history of All Blacks rugby, from the very beginning in the 19th century through to the most recent World Cup. The museum itself is relatively small but if you're a rugby fan you should set aside at least a couple...More

Thank jsd26
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fantastic museum both for sports fans and lovers of social history. The exhibits follow the story of the development of rugby in new Zealand and the place is staffed by very knowledgable volunteers who make you feel really welcome. There was a chance to...More

Thank Libby1954
Reviewed 5 weeks 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 11 July 2017

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 7 July 2017 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 6 July 2017 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 10 July 2017

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

Reviewed 3 July 2017 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 July 2017 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 23 June 2017 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 22 June 2017 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
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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.