New Zealand Rugby Museum, Palmerston North

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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  • The rugby museum was a great visit. Informative staff and well laid out. A nice combination of visual and interactive exhibits to.  more »
  • Really enjoyed this museum Hubby not a rugby fan so wasn’t keen but ended up enjoying it as much as I did There is another museum downstairs on the town history also great Recommend  more »
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  • New Zealand Rugby Museum contains New Zealand's biggest and most comprehensive collection of rugby memorabilia and records, including some of the world's rarest rugby artefacts. The home to the first museum devoted to the oval ball - this is a must see! From the first 'fern', the oldest All Blacks jersey and the oldest rugby ball to All Black star Dan Carter's boots!
  • Really good if you have a bit of time to read and browse.
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