World Rugby Museum & Tours

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Important Update

Following government advice and as part of our ongoing commitment to provide a healthy and safe environment for all employees and guests, the World Rugby Museum will close from 18th March until further notice. All stadium tours will also be cancelled.

If you have an enquiry regarding an upcoming museum or tour booking, please call 020 8892 8877 to speak to a member of the team or e-mail on [email protected].

We will continue to review and monitor government advice and will provide updated visitor information in the coming weeks.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

The Museum Team

The World Rugby Museum tells the story of rugby from around the world, following the game's history from its origins to the present day. The galleries showcase the most extensive collection of rugby football memorabilia in the world from the RFU Collection and Harry Langton Collection and the RFU Rugby Archive. Highlights include the world's oldest international football jersey from England's first match in 1871 and the Calcutta Cup, the world's oldest international football trophy. Visitors also have the opportunity through interactive displays to find out 'What Kind of Rugby Player' they are in the Play Rugby Zone, test out their commenting skills in the Commentary Booth and to choose their World XV.

Twickenham is the iconic Home of England Rugby. Built in 1909, the stadium is primarily used for rugby union matches from England's home internationals to the end of season club finals. Explore Twickenham Stadium with a rugby expert on a behind-the-scenes tour, take a seat in the England dressing room, absorb the atmosphere in the royal box and imagine the roar of the crowd as you run out of the players' tunnel to pitch side. Then journey through rugby history in the World Rugby Museum.

The World Rugby Museum offers:

  • Group Stadium Tours - private tours with flexible start times
  • Award Winning Education visits
  • Rugby Club and Youth Groups visits
  • Curators talks - a first-hand insight into the museum collection.
  • Venue hire - for events, receptions or small screening.
  • Museum library - available to visit by appointment
  • Gift Vouchers