Treasures of the Collection: Star Items from the World Rugby Museum
Twickenham is the home of the greatest rugby memorabilia collection in the world. Over 25,000 objects are housed in the museum, covering rugby playing nations across the globe. These items date from the 1800s right up to the modern day, and include different aspects of the game. Like most museums, the majority of the collection is kept behind closed doors. This exhibition allows the opportunity to brush aside the cobwebs and shine the spotlight on some of our most treasured items.
Discover what rugby balls were originally made of. Admire intricate trophy designs and beautifully embroidered touch flags. Meet Dog, the 1980s New Zealand mascot, and view some of the museums more unusual items.
The exhibition opened on 12th May and ran until 9th October 2011.