Category Archives: Museum Collection

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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5 things to spot at the World Rugby Museum

With the summer holidays rapidly approaching, here is a taster of what you can see on your visit to the World Rugby Museum… Continue reading

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From Silver to Gold, and back again!

It’s been 70 years since Jack Gregory and the rest of the 1948 British Olympic 100 meter relay team briefly won gold in London… Continue reading

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Daisy, Daisy, give me some arsenic do…

1906 saw the first South African rugby tour to the United Kingdom. We are lucky enough to have a blazer from this tour on display in our World Tours Gallery.  If you do come and visit us however, don’t be fooled by the blazer’s civilised appearance, this particular garment has links to a much more grisly past… Continue reading

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‘If the greatest writer of the written word would’ve written that story no-one would have believed it’

45 years ago, Gareth Edwards scored “that try” playing for the Barbarians against New Zealand. Continue reading

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