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Twickenham Stadium Tour and Rugby Museum

The World Rugby Museum is the ultimate London visitor experience for the world rugby enthusiast – and the Twickenham Stadium tours gives you backstage access to this hallowed turf.

The London Pass Take a behind-the-scenes look at the national stadium followed by a wealth of rugby-related exhibitions covering the international game. Normally £25.00 - Included with London Pass

The Twickenham Stadium Tour and Rugby Museum takes you to the heart of English and world rugby, with a behind the scenes look at the national stadium followed by a wealth of exhibitions covering the international game.

The Twickenham Stadium Tour and Rugby Museum is your chance to get behind-the-scenes at the home of English Rugby Union during a stadium tour, and learn more about the history, culture and heritage of the international game at the onsite museum. See the English dressing room, take in the view from the Royal Box and see the grass down at pitchside, before enjoying the plethora of exhibits on show at the museum, including the original Calcutta Cup.

Experience Twickenham Stadium Tour with The London Pass®

- Pay nothing at the door - simply show your London Pass.
- Take a tour of Twickenham Stadium, the home of England’s Rugby Union team, taking a seat in the England dressing room, taking in the view from the Royal Box and taking photo after photo everywhere you go.
- See a range of permanent and temporary exhibitions at the onsite museum, covering topics relating to the history of English - Rugby Union and rugby heritage and culture across the globe.



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- About Twickenham Stadium

- Twickenham Stadium Tour and Rugby Museum highlights

Twickenham Stadium Tour and Rugby Museum facts

- Don't miss

- Know before you go

- Getting in

- Make the most of your London Pass

- How to get there



About Twickenham Stadium

The land on which Twickenham Stadium stands was purchased by the Rugby Football Union (RFU) in 1907, with the first stands going up a year later. The first game—between Harlequins and Richmond—was hosted in October 1909, with the first international—England vs Wales—played in January 2010. At the time of the England vs Wales game, the ground had a capacity of 20,000.

Twickenham Stadium was the stage for the first-ever television rugby match, a Calcutta Cup game between England and Scotland in 1938. The stadium has grown over the years, with successive developments of all stands taking the matchday capacity to 82,000. It’s the largest dedicated rugby union stadium in the world, the second-largest stadium in the country and the fourth biggest in Europe.

Twickenham has hosted Rugby World Cup matches in 1991, 1999 and 2019, with the finals held there in 1991 and 2015. The stadium has diversified a little in recent years, hosting Rugby League matches, NFL games and concerts by some of the biggest stars in pop music, including U2, Rihanna and Lady Gaga.

The RFU have exhibited memorabilia and rugby artefacts inside the stadium since 1979. An informal museum was founded in 1983, underneath the South Stand. The Museum of Rugby, as it was then known, opened in the East Stand in 1996, before a rename in 2007, reflecting the museum’s growing dedication to the international game and the heritage of rugby across the planet. Following nearly £2 million investment from the RFU, the World Rugby Museum was rebuilt in Twickenham Stadium’s South Stand in 2017, displaying over 38,000 objects, hosting regular temporary exhibitions and offering a wealth of new interactive features.

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Twickenham Stadium Tour and Rugby Museum highlights

  • The England dressing room is definitely a highlight of the tour, allowing you to get a real behind-the-scenes feel for match day preparations.

  • Heading up to the Royal Box for a splendid view of the ground, walking down the players’ tunnel and imagining the swell of roaring fans, and getting a look at the grass from pitchside.

  • Learning about the history of the game at the World Rugby Museum, and seeing the world’s oldest international playing jersey and the Calcutta Cup, the oldest international trophy.

  • The interactive elements in the museum are particularly engaging and effective, allowing you to find out what kind of rugby player you are and try your hand at commentating.

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Twickenham Stadium Tour 
and Rugby Museum facts

  • Twickenham was the first stadium in Europe to offer unlimited WiFi.

  • The land where Twickenham Stadium once stood was previously used to grow cabbages. That’s where the stadium’s nickname, The Cabbage Patch, comes from.

  • The stadium was used for cattle, horse and sheep grazing during the First World War.

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Don't miss

Permanent Exhibitions

The permanent exhibitions in the World Rugby Museum include the 6-Nations Gallery, Wartime Rugby, Rugby World Cup and The 1871 Room. Through the museum’s excellent interactive features, you’ll get a chance to try out being a rugby commentator and find out what kind of rugby player you are.



The Dressing Room

A real highlight of the tour, you’ll step into the England dressing room and learn all about the match day preparations of international rugby players. Take your time getting the perfect photo of you sat there, pensive, ready to go.



Temporary Exhibitions

The museum always puts on interesting and informative exhibitions, often coinciding with major international tournaments and other world events. These allow the museum to bring out some of the more unique, weird, wonderful and obscure items in their vast collection.

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Know before you go

- The Twickenham Stadium Tour and Rugby Museum are closed on most Mondays, though they are open and running on some bank holidays and during school holidays. On match and event days, tours do not operate and museum opening times vary.

- Both the tour and the museum are fully wheelchair accessible.

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Getting in

To book your stadium tour, please click here. Once you have selected your date and time you will be asked "Do you have a voucher?", select "Yes" and then choose "London Pass" from the drop-down menu. You then just need to "apply voucher".

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Make the most of your London Pass

if you’re looking to go behind the scenes at more iconic London-based sports stadia, consider checking out Wembley Stadium Tours and the Wimbledon Tour Experience. Both, just like the Twickenham Stadium Tour and Rugby Museum, are included with The London Pass®.

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How to get there

Train
- Twickenham Train Station - a 15-minute walk from the attraction

Bus
- The 281 stops directly outside the stadium, except on match and event days.

Car
- Free parking is available for the Twickenham Stadium Tour and Rugby Museum but is always limited. There is no parking available on match and event days. In order to get free parking, you need to register your vehicle on arrival at the England Rugby Store. See the official attraction website for more details.

Please check our Closures and Notices page for changes to opening hours, tour times and exceptional closure dates.

 

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Visiting Twickenham Stadium Tour and Rugby Museum

Visiting Twickenham Stadium Tour and Rugby Museum

  • Twickenham Stadium Tour and Rugby Museum Twickenham Stadium, Whitton Road, Twickenham, TW2 7BA

Opening Times

Museum Opening times:
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10.00 - 17.00
Wednesday 10.00 - 17.00
Thursday 10.00 - 17.00
Friday 10.00 - 17.00
Saturday 10.00 - 17.00
Sunday 11.00 - 17.00
Last Admission: 16.00
Stadium Tours
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10.30, 12.30, 14.30
Wednesday 10.30, 12.30, 14.30
Thursday 10.30, 12.30, 14.30
Friday 10.30, 12.30, 14.30
Saturday 10.30, 12.00, 13.00, 14.30
Sunday 11.30, 13.00, 14.30

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