Category Archives: Museum Collection

March of the Groggs

Groggs – they are unique sculpted caricatures depicting famous rugby players and a select few other notable personalities.  For more than half a century these quirky creations have won over the hearts of rugby fans across Wales and beyond and we are delighted to be hosting a new special exhibition, ‘The March of the Groggs’, co-curated with sculptor Richard Hughes and World of Groggs.    Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from the World Rugby Museum!

This Christmas Card was made in Bavaria, Germany and is believed to date from the late 19th Century. Printed on the inside is the following poem- “With fortune’s football at your feet This merry Christmas Day, May you attain your … Continue reading

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Charlie Pritchard – “I have done my bit”

The Pritchard Collection gives us a unique insight into rugby history, but also connects us to that pre-1914 world through the story of an iconic character who perished in that dreadful conflict. Continue reading

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SPECIAL EXHIBITION – Brave Blossoms: the History of Rugby in Japan

As the rugby world turns towards the land of the rising sun in anticipation of Asia’s first Rugby World Cup, the World Rugby Museum is delighted to present its new special exhibition ‘Brave Blossoms: the History of Rugby in Japan’. Continue reading

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Dave Gallaher: The Original All-Black

Gallaher’s 1905 side created a legacy that continues to this day.  The words ‘All-Blacks’, as reported by British newspapers during the New Zealander’s stay, has instilled fear, admiration and respect ever since. Continue reading

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Arts Council Full Accreditation

The World Rugby Museum is pleased to announce that it has been conferred full accreditation, nationally styled, by the Arts Council England. The accreditation standard is a nationally agreed certificate of organisational health that demonstrates that a museum inspires the … Continue reading

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Getting to know Younji

At the start of her last week with the World Rugby Museum, we put some questions to our intern Younji from South Korea.  She has been with us for an 8 week placement as part of her postgraduate Museum Studies course at the University of Leicester. Continue reading

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