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New Zealand Rugby Museum

326 Main St, Palmerston North 4440, New Zealand
+64 6-358 6947
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Great walk down memory lane

Great little museum right in town. Spent about an hour reliving amazing moments I recalled as a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Phil W
via mobile
A must for Rugby Enthusiasts.

A super display of New Zealand rugby history, as well as much memorabilia and info from touring... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Iain P
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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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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  • Very good41%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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326 Main St, Palmerston North 4440, New Zealand
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+64 6-358 6947

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little museum right in town. Spent about an hour reliving amazing moments I recalled as a kid etc. Only a small museum but absolutely stacked with so much cool memorabilia and memories. Well worth taking some time out to have a nosey. Probably pays...More

Thank Phil W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A super display of New Zealand rugby history, as well as much memorabilia and info from touring teams to NZ and All Black trips abroad.An enjoyable afternoon of rugby.

Thank Iain P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited because I was in the area, even though I am not a Rugby fan. This was a great look at the history of the game. Some great antiques, including the whistle that signifies the start of every World Cup. The only negative being...More

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Reviewed March 9, 2018

I was greeted there by a lovely, knowledgeable gentleman. The exhibits are very well laid out and informative with lots of jerseys, caps, medals, photos of the players during the first and second wars . All very interesting. The museum was not busy which surprised...More

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Reviewed January 27, 2018

A very well setup museum giving a very comprehensive cover of everything rugby and rugby related. Well displayed and easy to follow. Will bring back memories for any ex-players!

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Reviewed January 4, 2018

We stopped in on our travels down to Wellington and were greeted by a lovely gentleman. The exhibits were great and very informative. The kids loved the interactive zone. The only comment i would make, is that it would be great to see it updated...More

Thank Briony P
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Rugbymuseum, Manager at New Zealand Rugby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2018

Thanks Briony Great comment, we are saving up to put in three more cabinets to cover the next two decades and Super Rugby.

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Reviewed December 22, 2017

This museum gives an awesome insight into our national game. My father is an avid rugby fan and really enjoyed visiting the museum. The man at the door was polite and seemed very knowledgable, I'm sure he would be fantastic at rugby trivia. Highly recommend...More

Thank Maria S
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Reviewed November 19, 2017

Decided to tick this off the bucket list. Entry was $20 for the two of us and well worth it. Met by a very enthusiastic person at the door. He chatted for a while and we went around the museum. Lots of interesting stuff and...More

Thank Grant N
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Reviewed November 14, 2017

This museum is about our national game, so I was surprised it wasn't more popular (we were the only one's there) although it was after 4pm when we arrived. The background to the game is interesting with some clarification about the origins and the many...More

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Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic place this is for rugby fan's worldwide. From start to finish it is a great place to spend a few hours soaking up the history. Even saw a few names from my hometown. Highly recommended if you are ever in Palmerston.

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Localheat
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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.
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