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Rugby School & Museum

Barby Road | Rugby School Shop, Rugby CV22 5DS, England
+44 1788 556169
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A walk through sport and history

Our guide Angus was great and made the visit so intriguing! While walking you can breathe history... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2016
Elisa B
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Things to see and do in Rugby

I had the most delightful guided tour around Rugby School. Mr Gordon or Angus as he presented... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2016
Ana_Bustorff
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Lisbon, Portugal
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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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  • Average4%
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“rupert brooke” (3 reviews)
“worth a visit” (5 reviews)
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Barby Road | Rugby School Shop, Rugby CV22 5DS, England
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+44 1788 556169
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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

1  Thank Elisa B
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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

1  Thank Ana_Bustorff
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

Had a South African visitor and decided to visit the town and see where it all began. The School is really big and majestic. Can only imagine what it must be like to actually go to school there. Straight out of a Harry Potter world....More

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Reviewed 6 June 2016

I had no idea how big the school was, we visited only parts of it but it was so interesting I would have loved to have seen more. The guide really knew her stuff and was very pleasant.

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Reviewed 20 May 2016

I live just down the road from this place, The veggie and I booked a guided tour. I was very impressed how knowledgeable the tour guide was. Well worth a visit and worth every penny.

Thank Si W
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

This is a fantastic little gallery. A great space which shows local artists and others and has an annual drawing prize in conjuction with Coventry University, which I once managed myself.

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Reviewed 25 April 2016

Visited the museum as part of a pre-bookable tour around part of the historic school. The museum is small but very informative and a credit to the staff who maintain it. It was great to learn about Thomas Hughes, Rupert Brooke & Lewis Carol`s time...More

Thank Peztho
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Reviewed 13 April 2016

Living in Rugby this is somewhere I drive past but never think of visiting. Well that all change when I found myself at a loose end and I found the tour extremely interesting and surprised at who had been past scholars. The grade 1 listed...More

Thank wigglyline
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Reviewed 23 December 2015

We were there late, and the guide explained to us all details of the place and its history. We were in the museum, and the chapel was already closed, the team managed to get the doors open so that we could enjoy this amazing place....More

3  Thank TaxiBurger
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Reviewed 19 December 2015

Well worth the time to go to this excellent museum - first class guide and great architecture around the school - highly recommended.

2  Thank GRAHAMMMCFARLANE
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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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