New Zealand Rugby Museum, Palmerston North

(4.4/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
The history of rugby comes alive at New Zealand Rugby Museum, showcasing a collection of memorabilia related to New Zealand's national sport. A series of well-displayed, chronological exhibits walks visitors through collections of equipment, clothing, books, photographs, trophies, and badges. Learn about the traditional Maori haka dance or try out your rugby skills in the interactive area, which includes a goal post, scrum machine, and tackling machine. Though the museum places particular significance on the national team the All Blacks, the history does include international pieces. Stop by the gift shop on your way out for your own rugby shirt or All Blacks souvenir. Add New Zealand Rugby Museum to your Palmerston North travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Palmerston North vacation trip planner.
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  • The history of rugby in New Zealand is very interesting and the welcome is warm especially when you are french.
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  • quite small and walked around the whole exhibition within 20 minutes The price was over expectations for what was on show  more »
  • I'm not a rugby fanatic myself but found the Museum interesting. However i thought it a bit bizarre the last World Cup finished over 18 months ago and they don't have anything really celebrating this....  more »
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  • The museum had tonnes of interesting artifacts and was well presented. It was smaller than I thought it would be, but still kept my husband and I occupied for a couple of hours. There was a 'try station' in the middle of the museum where we had fun trying out kicking the ball, a scrum machine, and a tackle test.
  • Really enjoyed my visit. Plenty of history and rugby memorabilia to keep the rugby fan happy. I didn't try the interactive bit but saw a kid giving it a go. Looked fun.
  • Coming to The Museum on 22nd August is the Balls, Bullets and Boots Exhibition commemorating the lives of rugby players from WW1 told through the stories of XV players and 1 woman coach - the exhibition is 'free' to view.
  • five stars