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The Webb Ellis Rugby Football Museum

5-6 St. Matthews Street | Rugby, Warichshire CV21 3BY, United Kingdom, Rugby CV21 3BY, England
+44 1788 567777
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Wonderful mini-museum

A wonderful small museum that explains the history and manufacture of the famous "Web Ellis" brand... read more

Reviewed today
Britrunner
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Coventry, United Kingdom
Very nice tiny museum

A lot to see for such a tiny place. Short but intensive visit. You have to go through the shop, so... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lucia K
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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5-6 St. Matthews Street | Rugby, Warichshire CV21 3BY, United Kingdom, Rugby CV21 3BY, England
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+44 1788 567777
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Reviewed today

A wonderful small museum that explains the history and manufacture of the famous "Web Ellis" brand of rugby ball.

Thank Britrunner
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A lot to see for such a tiny place. Short but intensive visit. You have to go through the shop, so if children with you, you at least have to buy a rugby ball 😀

Thank Lucia K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely little museum a huge collection of memorabilia of rugby and was lovely to see that this shop is still standing as it’s been there many years making rugby balls but now a lovely little museum thank you for a lovely afternoon

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're a rugby fan or not this is a place you should visit! It tells the history of the game & is very interesting insight into the development of the rugby ball!!! Do not miss this!!

Thank Jennifer C
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

This delightful little museum is housed in the former premises of Gilbert (Rugby ball manufacturers). The history of the game and the manufacturing development of the ball are both well told, with plenty of interesting exhibits. Well worth 30 minutes of anyone's spare time.

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Set next to Rugby School,well worth a visit if you are in Rugby.Full of Rugby History.Shops and bars very near as weel

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

A small museum attached to a sports shop where Gilbert rugby balls had been made from early in the game. For rugby fans, it's a must-see; for others, perhaps not. The somewhat old-fashioned displays in this traditional building show the development of the ball, how...More

Thank Tom P
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

If you are in Rugby,and a Rugby Union fan,then visit this.All the History etc of this Famous Town.Just opposite the Rugby School and the Wenn Ellis Statue.Also a few nice pubs for a drink near

Thank Rogerbar1
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

good value for money, Friday night is steak night, 2 steaks and bottle of wine deal. typical bar food, plenty of dining space, an out door eating area at the front

Thank Theresa S
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

Interesting museum which explains the history of the Barbarians. See how 'Gilbert' became synonymous with the game of Rugby. Free entry.

Thank Madminijo
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