New Zealand Rugby Museum, Palmerston North

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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. Find out how to plan Palmerston North trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • 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...  more »
  • Not much to do in this city. The visit to the Museum all black ends by imposing. $12.50 admission. A single room which travels in an hour. Built on a chronological basis, the tour is interesting without being truly captivating. Friendly staff at the entrance to the Museum. Disappointing gift shop: few things.
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  • As a Toulonnais, RCT, could not not come to Palmerston North to visit the Museum full of stories. One was delighted with this beautiful visit and responsiveness. It is in this city that we did very friendly encounters with the Bulls Bowling Club players who invited us to try their game... A great stop!
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  • Great museum if you are at all interested in Rugby. It chronicles the beginnings of the game in NZ and has a lot of memorabilia through many years culminating in the more recent matches between the All Blacks and the Lions.
  • This is a fantastic piece of New Zealand history and heritage. Well worth the trip, they have many beautiful objects on display, a whole history book worth of information to read, and the custodians are friendly and superbly knowledgeable!
  • Nice place. Good centre area to try your skills. Interesting displays.
  • Awesome environment for the kids.. friendly and helpful staff and plenty to do.. Jamie C is a credit to the team
  • Its ok. Would be better if they have some more interesting description. Feels like a library, looking at those old books.
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