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“Best place to learn about our Ruby History”

New Zealand Rugby Museum
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The sport that shaped a nation.How did rugby come to play such an important role in the culture and heritage of New Zealand, and why are the All Blacks so good? Our Balls, Bullets and Boots Exhibition opens on 22nd August - Rugby Remembers WW1. Explore the rich history and folklore of the nation's game, see some of the world's rarest rugby artefacts, and learn about some of our rugby greats. You can get active by testing your rugby skills in the dedicated "Have A Go" area and measure yourself against the best.
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best place to learn about our Ruby History”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

It has so much of the past tours to NZ & the trips that All Blacks have been on. all the photos' and special medals & cups. there's also sort films.

Visited November 2012
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Not much to see”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

Waste of time really. Not impressed at all.Very little info, very little from what a museum has to offer in my opinion. As many other times, the concept of MUSEUM is very different from what a Museum is in Europe, for example. The picture is very recent, I just thought it is an interesting way of getting people in?! Brrr...

Visited October 2012
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Dubai
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“ok for stop off if travelling through”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

Wasn't sure what to expect being an avid rugby fan. good historical perspective of NZ rugby and early tours. Also good play zone for our two sons to try skills out on sprinting, kicking pushing and jumping in central activity centre. I would have liked to see some more of the higher tech info and training methods that current AB's use with their players, given sophistication levels now being used in professional game. Friendly hosts and as only visitors at the time very attentive.

Visited July 2013
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Derby
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Lots to see!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

We popped into the Rugby Museum as it was a perfect halfway point. We found that it was in a different location to our map but clearly signposted so easy to find! The chap on the reception was welcoming and gave us a good overview of where different parts of the exhibition where. There is lots to see and you can even check out your line out height or try for a drop goal! Must do for Rugby Fans..

Visited July 2013
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Cambridge, New Zealand
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“NZ Rugby history at its best”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

I really enjoyed my visit to the NZ rugby museum. I never ceased to be amazed when I come across an amazing collection of NZ rugby history. It would be a sad loss to Palmerston North if it was not continued to be maintained

Visited July 2012
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