New Zealand Rugby Museum, Palmerston North

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#3 of 18 in Museums in Manawatu-Wanganui Region
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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  • Decided to tick this off the bucket list. Entry was $20 for the two of us and well worth it. Met by a very enthusiastic person at the door. He chatted for a while and we went around the museum. Lots o...  more »
  • This museum is about our national game, so I was surprised it wasn't more popular (we were the only one's there) although it was after 4pm when we arrived. The background to the game is interesting wi...  more »
  • What a fantastic place this is for rugby fan's worldwide. From start to finish it is a great place to spend a few hours soaking up the history. Even saw a few names from my hometown. Highly recommende...  more »
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  • It was great! It was wicked to look at all of the history from when rugby first began through to now :) I am unsure of her name but the lady who was working today (11/02) at around 12.50pm was so lovely! she knew heaps about all that was on display and more and was extremely kind in showing me replica jerseys, explaining the markings on one of them and showing me how people got into stadiums etc, she was excellent :) It is an awesome place to go check out :)
  • A little on the small side, but absolutely packed with information and memorabilia. As I non rugby fan I still found it interesting and the introduction by Rangi was the highlight of my visit.
  • Great history and very informative, plus interactive as well.
  • 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.
  • Excellent collection of rugby memorabilia! And fun activities for kids and adults alike.

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