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. 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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  • This museum is so well curated and has so much rugby history (not just focused on NZ) that even if you're not a rugby fan, you would find this interesting. also interactive where you can try the scrum...  more »
  • We took the grand kids and they loved it, we spent a lot of time at the tackle area diving at the crash pads. Checked out all of the amazing items on display, I understand there is a lot more that is ...  more »
  • The Rugby Museum is the complete historical history of New Zealand Rugby. This is a not to be missed visit in Palmerston North. The inter-active area is fun also and a chance to pit yourself against t...  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 :)
  • Very small but has a lot packed in with very interesting history through the decades
  • Excellent collection of rugby memorabilia! And fun activities for kids and adults alike.
  • 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.