Alert Level 2 Restrictions

The New Zealand Rugby Museum is OPEN from Friday 10 September, between the hours 10am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 4pm.

Visitors must comply with government rules - scanning in, wearing masks, maintaining distance between groups.

The interactive "Have a go" area is open to one family at a time.

Between 12.30pm and 1.30pm the museum is closed for cleaning.

Revel in Rugby and all its heritage

Visit the iconic New Zealand Rugby Museum in Palmerston North, home to the world's first museum dedicated to the oval ball.

You'll be rewarded with a trip back in time exploring the rich history and folklore of New Zealand's national game, discovering the stories, legends and myths. Along the way you will get a feel for the real New Zealand by learning how its rich rugby heritage has shaped and been shaped by our country.

It's not every day you can see the nation's treasures in their reality, the first All Blacks match programme, a 1905 'Originals' jersey and the whistle from the final Test of the 'Invincibles' tour, to today's playing kit.

Test out your rugby skills - kicking, tackling, leaping, sprinting and pushing - in the 'Have a Go' area. If the kids are with you they'll love to imitate their heroes!

See some of rugby's greatest treasures

Uncover rugby's legends, stories and myths

Try out your rugby skills in the Have-a-Go area

OPEN 7 days 10am - 4pm

At 326 Main Street, Palmerston North

Phone 06 358 6947 or email

(Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day, Good Friday)