Test Your Skills at the New Zealand Rugby Museum

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Visit the iconic New Zealand Rugby Museum in Palmerston North

No visit to Palmerston North is complete until you explore the New Zealand’s rugby museum. Come and see the first public museum devoted to rugby. Additionally, this is a ‘must-see’ museum for any sports enthusiast.

Test Your Skills at the New Zealand Rugby Museum
Test Your Skills at the New Zealand Rugby Museum

Discover the decades of history and check out the huge amount of memorabilia. Old and new rugby uniforms are included in the displays as are the original rugby balls.  For instance, over 40,000 items are included in this rugby history which starts from 1870.

1920s Display
1920s Display

You will be amazed and impressed with this excellent collection of history.  All the decades are carefully created and protected behind glass.  Similarly, the many drawers contain memorabilia.

Volunteer Hosts

Host volunteers greet you with their wealth of knowledge.  Listen to their enthusiasm as they explain the layout of the museum and point out highlights.  Furthermore, they are truly proud of their museum.

Have a Go with your mates or kids
Have a Go with your mates or kids

Take time to try out your rugby skills in the ‘have a go’ area.  Furthermore, the volunteer host will explain and show you how it works. After that, challenge your mates or other rugby museum visitors.

Test your knowledge
Test your knowledge

Entry Cost for the Rugby Museum

The entry fee to the museum is worth the money.  Additional, if you’re retired bring you gold card to get your discounted rate.  With its easy accessibility, there is no reason not to visit. Fortunately, there’s also plenty of room to move around the displays.

Check out the 2000s decade
Check out the 2000s decade

Click here to view the Rugby Museum photo video. Additionally, read our other Palmerston North blogs; Palmerston North; From Sunrise to Sunset and Discover the Lovely Victoria Esplanade Gardens.


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