Category Archives: Twickenham

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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I remember when…

Twickenham Stadium Tour Guide Phil Mead recalls his first trip to Twickenham back in 1953… I can remember my first visit to Twickenham and who I went with.  I was at Lewes Grammar School and I was very proud to … Continue reading

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Building a Legend: The Evolution of Twickenham Stadium

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 … Continue reading

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Less than 3 weeks to go!

February 2018 will see the World Rugby Museum reopen its doors to visitors in the South Stand of Twickenham Stadium after a year long relocation project. The World Rugby Museum is the definitive home for everything and anything about rugby.  … Continue reading

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I remember when…

Twickenham Stadium Tour Guide John Howard recalls his first trip to Twickenham back in 1964… For me, it was the Five Nations in 1964 and England’s match against Wales.  We lived not far from Twickenham in Kew.  My dad used … Continue reading

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Under Twickenham’s pitch…

This rusty old horseshoe might not look like much, but it potentially gives us an insight into several aspects of Twickenham’s 100-year history.  This is because nobody really knows for sure how it came to be here at Twickenham, but … Continue reading

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Want to be part of Twickenham history?

The World Rugby Museum and Twickenham Stadium Tours have been operating since 1996 and we are looking for more volunteers to join our elite team of Tour Guides. Continue reading

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The World Rugby Museum is on the move…

The World Rugby Museum is now closed ahead of its relocation from the East Stand to the South Stand of Twickenham Stadium. The move will necessitate a complete overhaul and redevelopment of the galleries. Curator Phil McGowan is optimistic that this … Continue reading

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Waiting for Lomu graces the walls of Twickenham Stadium

The World’s Greatest Rugby Squad was the original title for Alistair Morrison’s powerful photograph, Waiting for Lomu, which is now on display at the World Rugby Museum. Inspired by a mixture of celebration and nostalgia stirred by the 2015 Rugby World … Continue reading

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Twickenham’s Rose and Poppy Gates of Remembrance

By Clare Mulley. Article first published on History Today, 12 April 2016. ‘I shall never play at Twickenham again’, twenty-five year old Lt Ronald Poulton-Palmer reportedly sighed as he lay dying at Ypres on 5 May 1915. Hit by a … Continue reading

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