New Zealand Rugby Museum, Palmerston North

(4.5/5 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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  • It is relatively small but its is very interesting for everyone if you are a local and already know about the sport or a foreigner and dont know much about it going into. 
  • Its small but has so much to do for the kids and lots to read about for the adults. It covers lots of history and our boys would've stayed longer with the activities/games available. 
  • We had a great time at the rugby museum! It was so interesting and very cheap for admission! Fun for children too and there are lots of drills you can do. Would definitely come here again! 
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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