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Rugby School & Museum

Barby Road | Rugby School Shop, Rugby CV22 5DS, England
+44 1788 556169
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Historic England

Almost hidden is a quarter of Rugby embued with quiet style. A wonderful presentation of arts and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stewart F
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Friendly tour with splendid highlights

A tour lasting an hour and a half, with a friendly, amusing, and well-informed guide. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Alexander_Northcote
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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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This guided walking tour around Rugby School includes the School Museum, The Close, Chapel and other points of historical interest. Our museum houses many fascinating artifacts, including the first written rules of Rugby Football and examples of early balls and caps. See 'The Close' where the game began, The Old Quad where Tom Brown played, and walk in the footsteps of Lewis Carroll. There are many examples of William Butterfield's stunning architecture. Drop in tours run most Saturdays at 2pm. Groups at other times by arrangement.
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Barby Road | Rugby School Shop, Rugby CV22 5DS, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Almost hidden is a quarter of Rugby embued with quiet style. A wonderful presentation of arts and crafts / neo gothic architecture (Butterfield). Temple Speech Rooms, Macready Theatre, School Library (the bug) and the Chapel. Down the road is a Pugin Church worth a visit...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A tour lasting an hour and a half, with a friendly, amusing, and well-informed guide. The highlight is the chapel by Butterfield, a building that stands impressively in the school grounds, its polychrome brickwork contained in an intricate design set against the playing fields. The...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My great grandfather attended this school in the 1800's, so wanted to see it first-hand. Our tour guide, Libby, was excellent and provided detailed information on the historical aspects of the school, which celebrated it's 450th anniversary in 2017 with great fanfare. Unfortunately, the museum,...More

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Reviewed 14 June 2018

Never been, certainly worth a trip Rugby is very interesting. Wish I was educated there. Love the Town

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Reviewed 3 June 2018

This was a very informative & interesting visit! David our tour guide was knowledgeable & great fun, his depth of knowledge & the way he delivered it was a credit to him & the school!! All in all a great afternoon & something not to...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

A look at how school life ha been affected through the ages Worth going to see the history of the game rugby alone Lots of intersting information well set up to keep you interested If it’s raining then worht a visit . Beautiful buildinigs

Thank FFlierman
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

The history of the school was very well explained by our tour guide, who was a member of staff. It's roots through to current status are fascinating, and it's own church is magnificent.

Thank BobW13
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

Spent a couple of hours on a tour of the school and it’s grounds last weekend. The tour guide was lovely and very knowledgeable. Questions were always answered and our small family group felt we learned so much about the origins of the school, the...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Rugby School may be synonymous with Rugby Football, and its place in sporting heritage is duly honoured, but the tour offers so much more of general interest. Inspired by Oxford Quads, the architecture includes a magnificent chapel with its fabulous William Morris Window and monuments...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2018

The impressive buildings, mostly from the Victorian period make the birthplace of Rugby football one of the most atmospheric places in England. Don't expect any tours though as this is a working school and parts of it are locked for the pupils safety. If you...More

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Rugby1567, Museum & Tour Guide at Rugby School & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Thank you for your kind comments about our beautiful buildings - we are in agreement with you there! And yes, the safety of our pupils is paramount, which is why we don't allow any unsupervised access to our campus. The only way to visit the...More

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lovecats50
1 August 2017|
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Response from Rugby1567 | Property representative |
Good afternoon, yes Tours of the School which includes our museum are held most Saturdays through out the year. If you would like a private tour with a group less than 10 people the is a flat charge of £70 and it can... More
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lovecats50
31 July 2017|
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Response from Rugby1567 | Property representative |
Tours of the School are held most Saturdays through out the year.
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667rcj
23 November 2015|
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Response from Rugby1567 | Property representative |
Apologies for the delay in getting back to you. Most frequently asked questions are covered on the Rugby School website. We always recommend calling ahead of your visit. Current prices are £6.95 for adults and £4.95 for... More
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