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Rugby School & Museum

Barby Road | Rugby School Shop, Rugby CV22 5DS, England
+44 1788 556169
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Well worth the visit

Really enjoyed the guided tour of Rugby School - the guide was excellent, he was very knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Susan T
Rugby, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great Tour!!

The Rugby School and Museum tour took almost 2:30h, our guide David was amazing, explained... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
Daiana V
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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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Barby Road | Rugby School Shop, Rugby CV22 5DS, England
+44 1788 556169
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the guided tour of Rugby School - the guide was excellent, he was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The school has some very fine buildings and the chapel was stunning. I would thoroughly recommend visiting, you won’t regret it. Be aware that a lot...More

Thank Susan T
Reviewed 25 October 2017

The Rugby School and Museum tour took almost 2:30h, our guide David was amazing, explained everything and told many fantastic histories about the place and about the origin of the game Rugby. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Daiana V
Reviewed 23 October 2017

A group of us from Rugby School Sports Centre went on this tour, and had an amazing couple of hours! Our guide, Libby was really friendly,sympathetic to some of us with disability needs, but most of all,very knowledgable. It was a fascinating insight into the...More

Thank Grippy
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Rugby School is the imposing mostly Victorian home of rugby football and of many famous Britons. It can only be visited by guided tour. The friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic tour takes the visitor from the school museum with worthwhile pupil and rugby memorabilia, past the...More

Thank Tom P
Reviewed 17 September 2017

An extremely well done museum which if you like Rugby then this is the spiritual home One of England's finest schools with beautiful old buildings and the rugby pitch where it all started Plenty to see and do for the whole family

Thank FFlierman
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Worth a visit with the family, such an interesting history. It's very easy to locate and extremely informative

Thank JanusC47
Reviewed 4 August 2017

I brought 15 university students from the United States exploring the relationship between culture and sport. Although we were based in London, it was very easy to make a day trip by train, and it was a welcome excursion to see more of the country....More

Thank Dr_Yungbluth
Reviewed 30 July 2017

I was not sure about doing this when it came up (I thought it could be a bit dull) how wrong I was it was so interesting, the guide was excellent taking us through the history of the school from Tudor time onwards. The is...More

Thank BarryWalesAngie
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Visited Rugby School on Sat 22 July '17 together with immediate and extended family members. Our group included younger kids, teenagers and adults. Tour guide Libby Thompson did a superb job and was very generous with her time. In particular, Libby tailored her commentary and...More

1  Thank Johan v
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and two friends who were traveling with us has a fantastic time with the guided tour of the School. Angus, our tour guide, we very friend, knowledgeable, and engaging. I would recommend without hesitation!

Thank Stephen J
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2 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
31 July 2017|
Response from Rugby1567 | Property representative |
Tours of the School are held most Saturdays through out the year.
24 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