The World Rugby Museum will be reopening its doors on 2nd February 2018, after a yearlong redevelopment project, with a special exhibition Building a Legend: The Evolution of Twickenham Stadium.
The ‘cabbage patch’, as Twickenham is affectionately known, has come a long way since its days as a market garden. The stadium is now a multi-use venue with a hotel, gym and conference facilities. It is also much larger than its original incarnation, with a current seating capacity of approximately 82,600.
This model was created by the architects, Motts Architecture, in 1995. Originally the model only featured the East, West and North stands, and the old South Stand. In September 2002, the model was taken back by the architects who then added the South Stand to it. This model was then used to show people how the Stadium would look when work was completed. The model is over 1.3 metres in length and has been produced to a scale of 1:250.
This new exhibition which will chart the progress from farm land to fortress through visual snapshots of key dates in the life of the stadium.
Entry to the World Rugby Museum can be combined with a Twickenham Stadium Tour. Visit www.worldrugbymuseum.com to find out more.