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About the World Rugby Museum

Items from the World Rugby Museum collection

Photo: World Rugby Museum

The World Rugby Museum, in the East Stand of Twickenham Stadium, formerly opened as ‘The Museum of Rugby’ in 1996. It became the World Rugby Museum in 2007.

Our collection of over 25,000 objects are displayed within our permanent galleries and supplement a regular programme of special exhibitions as well as formal and informal learning programmes.

We welcome over 25,000 visitors annually.

Our vision is as follows:

“...to collect, document, interpret and exhibit the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of rugby football memorabilia.”

Our mission statement is:

“...to maintain a service of the highest quality in order to promote the game of rugby football by inspiring; by educating; and by entertaining visitors from all sections of the community and all nations.  The collection and associated documentation will be preserved for use by future generations.”