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There is nowhere in England more important to rugby union than Twickenham Stadium. Home to England Rugby and the World Rugby Museum (WRM) – this is the ultimate experience for the rugby enthusiast. The World Rugby Museum gives a unique insight into this magnificent sport. People of all ages and nationalities can follow the history of the game from its origins in Rugby School to the present day. Discover why people love rugby, from the grassroots game to the elite sport, and get the stories behind some of the greatest players, matches and tries - with a little humour thrown in. Highlights of the WRM include: •Play Rugby Zone – Take up the challenge of this new interactive area by testing your skills including speed, strength and kicking prowess, to find out “What Kind of Rugby Player Are You?”. •A glittering array of trophies including the Calcutta Cup, the intricately beautifully engraved trophy made from 270 silver rupees for which England and Scotland have competed since 1879 •Film and video footage allowing you to re-live some of rugby’s most memorable moments. •The world’s finest collection of rugby memorabilia – over 25,000 iconic objects dating back to the beginning of the game. Twickenham Stadium is the fifth largest sports stadium in Europe and the largest rugby venue in the world. Want a sneaky peak behind the scenes? Our guided tour gives you access to some of the most exclusive parts of the Stadium. Have a seat in the England dressing room, absorb the atmosphere in the royal box and imagine the roar of the crowd as you run out of the players’ tunnel to take in the view pitch side.
Established in 1987, the New Zealand Cricket Museum is located at Wellington's iconic Basin Reserve. Highlighting that there's more to cricket than Tests and tea breaks, exhibits show the game's development since its early-1800s introduction into New Zealand summers. Highlights include one of the world's oldest bats and gear used by NZ legends like Bert Sutcliffe, Trish McKelvey, Sir Richard Hadlee, Maia Lewis and Stephen Fleming.
The Randwick Petersham Cricket Museum Collection contains a range of memorabilia covering the club's greatest players, premiership victories, players, legends and volunteers including caps, match used equipment, printed ephemera, photographs and pennants. The heart and soul of Randwick Petersham Cricket resides in the history of four separate Sydney Grade clubs – Petersham Est. 1899, Randwick Est. 1900, Marrickville Est. 1910 and Petersham-Marrickville Est. 1951. The collective lifespan of those founding clubs together with the 13 years of Randwick Petersham to 2014 amounts to 256 playing years giving Randwick Petersham an undeniable claim to be one of the oldest cricket club in the world. In 2001 the NSW Cricket Board proposed that Randwick and Petersham-Marrickville be omitted from the competition as part of a move to introduce a new club from Blacktown while reducing the overall number of 1st Grade clubs. When both clubs decided of their own volition to merge into a separate entity to be known as Randwick Petersham Cricket Club the Board dropped the plan. In the 13 years since, Randwick Petersham has become one of the top clubs in Sydney Grade Cricket winning premierships in the 1st Grade Limited Overs and Twenty20 competitions twice as well as in 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade three times, 5th Grade twice and once in the developmental Metropolitan Cup competition. The prestigious Club Championship was won in 2007-08 and 2010-11 while the club has produced six first class cricketers with Simon Katich, Nathan Hauritz, Usman Khawaja and David Warner going on to play Test cricket. Former Randwick Test cricketer Mike Whitney has been President of Randwick Petersham throughout its 13 years history. ALWAYS SEARCHING FOR CRICKET MEMORABILIA RELATED TO THE RANDY PETES. PLEASE CONTACT THE CURATOR IF YOU CAN ASSIST
Revel in Rugby and all its heritage with a visit to the New Zealand Rugby Museum in Palmerston North. The home of one of the best collections in the world devoted to the oval ball, this is a must see! You’ll be rewarded with a trip back in time exploring the rich history and folklore of our nation’s mighty game, with an unmasking of our rugby heroes and legends as their stories unfold. Get a feel for the real New Zealand by learning how it’s rich rugby heritage has shaped and been shaped by our country. It’s not every day you can see the nations treasures in their reality, the first ‘fern’, the oldest All Black jersey, the oldest rugby ball and more! Test out your rugby skills, kicking, tackling, jumping or pushing and measure yourself against rugby legends in the ‘have a go’ area.
At the end of 1969, a group of Christchurch citizens gathered and discussed the idea of forming a Canterbury Rugby Supporters' Club. On 22 July 1970, a meeting was convened to form the CRSC. The aims of the club were to support and foster rugby in Canterbury. The Club flourished and was widely regarded as the best supporters' club in New Zealand, if not the world. By 2006, Lancaster Park was in need of an upgrade, so it was decided to replace grandstands #1, 2 and 3 with a new stand, which became known as the Deans' stand. As a consequence our club had to move from our beloved quarters - the “Tractor Shed” under #2 stand - and by November 2007 all our memorabilia and ephemera had been packed away in the expectation that space would be found for a new club room. Construction had started on a new space when the Christchurch earthquakes of 2010/11 stopped work. Fortunately none of our memorabilia were badly damaged and the collection spent some time stored in a container until it was moved to the Canterbury Cultural Collections Recovery Centre at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand in Wigram. This online catalogue is a result of that initiative.
The National Sports Museum is a collaborative Australian museum that displays sporting artefacts, owned by NSM or on loan from a number of bodies. These bodies include the Melbourne Cricket Club, Melbourne Cricket Ground Trust through the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum, Australian Football League, Sport Australia Hall of Fame, Australian Racing Museum and Cricket Australia. Displays are augmented by a range of contemporary multimedia exhibits. The collection entities contributing artefacts for display at the NSM also include the Victorian Olympic Committee, Australian Olympic Committee and other national sporting associations. The NSM commenced accessioning items into its own collection in October 2008. The NSM collection covers all sports, played at all levels by Australians.
I'm a rugby memorabilia collector and amateur rugby historian. Actually, I am quite fascinated by the early days of Football Rugby, i.e. between 1870 and 1930s. I am searching for prints, postcards, chromo, books... any kind of pictures that can tell something about rugby history and early ruggers or rugby pioneers... Online at www.rugby-pioneers.com since 2005
The Sports and Vintage Aviation Society museum is a living museum with aircraft restoration and flying of aircraft the main aims. The public can fly in our aircraft by becoming a member of the society for an annual subscription of $50.00. We also house aviation memrobilia, books, etc and have a growing static display of models, engines and instruments. We cater for tour groups as well as individuals. We currently have 4 airworthy aircraft, with 2 more under restoration as well as 4 other privately owned airworthy vintage aircrtaft on line. All our memorobilia is aviation orientated plus an emphasis on the history of aviation in the Wairarapa in particular as well as New Zealand .
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Rugby photographs, memorabilia and equipment from collections around the world.
This is the Archives Catalog for the many artifacts and memorabilia held by the Auckland Rugby Union. The Auckland Rugby Union was formed in 1883 and is a foundation member of the New Zealand Rugby Un...
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