The impressive Twickenham stadium is the home of English rugby union. It houses a multimedia museum that uses touch-screens, video clips and film to chart the history and worldwide growth of the sport. Star exhibit must be the Calcutta Cup, the intricately engraved trophy made of silver rupees that England and Scotland have been competing for since 1879. Other exhibits include a programme from the 1924 Olympics, the last time rugby was featured in the Olympic Games. Incidentally, the USA took the gold medal that year, making them the reigning champions.
The tour of the stadium (75 mins) takes visitors behind the scenes to the England dressing rooms, the players' tunnel, the Royal Box and many areas not normally seen by the public. On match days the museum is open to match ticket holders only and there are no stadium tours.
|Venue name:||World Rugby Museum and Twickenham Stadium Tour||Contact:|
|Opening hours:||Tour: Tue-Fri 11am, 1pm, 3pm; Sat 10.30am, noon, 1.30pm, 3pm; Sun noon, 2pm. Museum Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm (last adm 4.30pm), closed Mon, closed Sun after match days, open bank hols unless there's a match|
|Transport:||Rail: Twickenham Rail|
|Price:||Tour and museum: £20, £15 concs, £12 children (5-15), free under-fives; museum only £8/£7/£6|
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