New Zealand Rugby Museum, Palmerston North
(4.5/5 based on 100 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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  • Well presented, very informative and a helpful gentleman staffing the place. Great visit and really nice new premises. A great Saturday afternoon before a big game. 
  • Great place for rugby fans both young and old to visit as family or friends to check out New Zealand rugby history and relive memories 
  • I would advise anyone who has a passion for the game to go to the Rugby Museum as it has it all. The staff are really helpful and people from around the world find this so full of history. 
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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