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Rugby School & Museum

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Took a party of TG Ladies for a tour of Rugby School on the 15th September. It was excellent. Our... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2016
Patricia H
Pelsall, England, United Kingdom
Fascinating insight into the history of the game and school

We had an excellent extensive tour of the school with interesting anecdotes about the history of... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2016
Bathurst, Australia
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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...more
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Barby Road | Rugby School Shop, Rugby CV22 5DS, England
+44 1788 556169
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

Took a party of TG Ladies for a tour of Rugby School on the 15th September. It was excellent. Our guide Mr Sweeney bought the place to life for us, explaining about the history and showing us many of the amazing buildings. I would recommend...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2016

We had an excellent extensive tour of the school with interesting anecdotes about the history of the game of rugby and the way the pupils lived from the time the school was first opened until now. David was friendly and funny and pointed out many...More

2  Thank Lap322
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We had booked a tour of Rugby School for a group of 10 friends from our village. We found Karen at the school shop very helpful in planning details, although her recommended parking facility had a limit of 3 hours, which was clearly going to...More

3  Thank malcolm l
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Taming the future generations for over 400 years, and sending them into the world, with an all-round education and an understanding of life. AND the home of the game of rugby. Thank you David for showing us around.

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Reviewed 22 August 2016

A most interesting - and long overdue - visit here. And led by a truly competent and enthusiastic tour leader.

Thank Bob A
Reviewed 5 August 2016

I took a group of relatives and friends on this tour and we were all impressed with our knowledgeable guide, Mr. Sweeney. He bought history alive for our group and imparted his knowledge of the school, it's buildings and the sport through stories and anecdotes....More

1  Thank Susan M
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I visited Rubby school museum on 19 July 2016. Angus was our guide. A really great guide that made me get in touch with a new extraordinary world: the world of rugby and its fascinating history. I suggest everybody to come and visit this peaceful...More

1  Thank PatriziaR606
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

I've wanted to do this tour for years, and it's taken until I'm living miles away for it to happen. Our guide was a very knowledgeable lady who obviously loved the school. She told us its history - and more - in an articulate, warm...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Our guide Angus was great and made the visit so intriguing! While walking you can breathe history. It was really nice to become familiar with the influence of sport rules invented in Rugby by the schoolboys on the development of different sports. It was also...More

2  Thank Elisa B
Reviewed 7 July 2016

I had the most delightful guided tour around Rugby School. Mr Gordon or Angus as he presented himself to our group was very enthusiastic and passionate about his hometown, which turned the tour into a nice walk under less nice weather. I just forgot the...More

2  Thank Ana_Bustorff
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1 August 2017|
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
31 July 2017|
Response from Rugby1567 | Property representative |
Tours of the School are held most Saturdays through out the year.
23 November 2015|
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