Region: Greater London

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: Twickenham Stadium, Rugby Road, Twickenham, London TW1 1DZ

Contact: 0208 892 8877

Website: http://www.englandrugby.com/museum

Description

Twickenham is the iconic Home of England Rugby and the most famous rugby venue in the world.  Seating over 82,000 people the stadium hosts England’s home matches, some Premiership Rugby matches, other rugby matches and other events such as concerts.

The World Rugby Museum gives students an inspirational insight into rugby union, Twickenham Stadium and the history of the global game.  

Schools visits options include:Behind-the-scenes stadium tours to visit the most exciting and prestigious parts of Twickenham Stadium from the England dressing room to the royal box and pitch-side.  

Our team of tour guides are all experts in the field of rugby and have detailed knowledge of the stadium and its history.World Rugby Museum visit* to learn the history of the game and to find out “What type of rugby player are you” in the interactive Play Rugby Zone, there’s a position for everyone.Workshop and Seminar programme for school groups and higher education groups.  

Workshops have been devised with national curriculum objectives in mind and within the context of Rugby and the setting of Twickenham Stadium.  Seminars seek to put young people in touch with experienced speakers from within RFU departments.

*Please note:  the World Rugby Museum is currently closed due to the East Stand redevelopment. A cutting edge new museum is being built in the South Stand and is due to open in early 2018.

Do you have a video on YouTube or anywhere else that you would like to link to?
World Rugby Museum – channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrCsC-DaszJjYJFKSWdoq7Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0JBDromhdQ&list=PLXC6YQiFhsGXg2bRTw4nracQVRuK-BV_N

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBUyHxbS2EE

Are you on Twitter, Facebook or any other social media?

https://twitter.com/wrugbymuseum

https://www.facebook.com/worldrugbymuseum

https://worldrugbymuseumblog.wordpress.com/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrCsC-DaszJjYJFKSWdoq7Q

Why you are you a great place for educational visits?

We use Twickenham Stadium and the sport of rugby union to explore subjects from art & design, history, geography, business studies and of course physical education. Our innovative workshops support the subjects and aims of the national curriculum through fun learning in a unique setting. Students will be invited into a corporate box within the English national rugby stadium to partake in workshops that aim to teach in the context of world rugby and Twickenham stadium. 

Our series of seminars puts young learners in touch with seasoned professionals from within the RFU. Our speakers aim to show students how the things they learn in the classroom are put in to practice in a modern professional setting.

Do you have the LOtC Quality Badge or any other accreditation such as AALA?
The World Rugby Museum has retained the Quality Badge for Learning Outside the Classroom continually since 2009. The workshop and seminar programme has received the Sandford Award for Heritage Education in 2010 and 2015, and was a finalist for Best Sporting Venue in the School Travel Awards 2016/17.

What does a typical educational visit include?
A typical educational visit includes a stadium tour, World Rugby Museum visit and workshop or seminar.  We cater for Key Stage 1 through to university groups, covering a range of curriculum including history, geography and physical education. All visits can be tailored to suit the needs of the group. Schools should expect to spend approximately 2.5-3 hours on site and will be sent a bespoke schedule in advance.

What group sizes do you cater for?
Groups are 15+; large groups can be accommodated and will be split into a number of smaller groups

Do you provide projects, teacher’s packs, work sheets or any useful information? 
Developed by the museum education staff, these workshops and seminars are linked to a variety of curriculum from Key Stage 1 though to higher education and cover subjects such as art & design, history, geography, business studies and physical education. Teachers are provided with workshop outlines prior to their visit and some workshops offer work sheets.

Are you happy for children to take photos, video or audio? 
Students are welcome to take photos, videos and audio during the stadium tour and museum. However flash photography is not allowed within the museum.

What is your process for booking pre arranged risk assessments? 
Risk Assessments are available for download on our website and are sent directly to teachers prior to their visit. We also invite teachers for a free taster visit prior to booking.  

Does your venue have an education officer? 
Jayne Linakerjaynelinaker@rfu.comPh: 02088 928 877

What is the cost of the visit?
Students under 15 years of age are charged £10.80 or £13.50 for students aged 15+ (price includes 10% group discount for 15+ and VAT). Additionally, there is one free supervisory adult place for every 8 students (additional adults £18.00 including group discount and VAT). Free coach parking and flexible tour times are also available.

Is specific clothing required for the trip?
No, although comfortable footwear is advisable.

Do you have first aid on site or will the group need to bring a qualified first aider?
The site has a 24 hour security team all of whom are trained in first aid.

Please list facilities available. 
Twickenham Stadium has an onsite store, hotel with restaurant/bar. A lunch space can be arranged.  

What are your disabled facilities? 
The museum and all areas of the stadium tour are fully accessible to wheelchair users and we welcome guide dogs. Both the tour and museum are suitable for those with additional learning needs. Our details are registered with the Artsline disability access information service.

What are your opening days and hours?
Flexible tour times can be arranged 10:15-17:00 Tuesday-Friday.  

Educational workshops and seminars are not available on weekends; however, standard tours and museum visits do operate at this time.

Do you have any testimonials from previous schools we can include?
The Sandford Award for the World Rugby Museum at Twickenham is thoroughly deserved.  The award recognises the dedication of the Learning Team in providing programmes for young people, which instruct, motivate and inspire.  One leaves the site better informed about the long tradition of rugby both at home and abroad, but most importantly with an excitement about the game today, and the value of fitness and team work in many areas of life. Name of Lead Judge: Louise West  I’m overjoyed by the day. I’m sure I was the most excited child prior to the day but the lads really took in a lot yesterday and loved each and every moment.  – Mr Mellor, Longdean High School

A huge thank you from us, our students were inspired by their visit and wouldn’t it be a fantastic outcome if at some future stage those students might also embark on a career at Twickenham as a result of this partnership – Rachael and Jenny, Henley College

Is there anything else that you feel is important and want to include in your information?
Don’t forget Twickenham is a working venue and you never know what or whom you may see on a tour - You may even bump into an England player on the tour route.

 


Age of Children / Pupils: Pre-school 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Type of Visit: Football Rugby & Cricket Clubs Historical Heritage Museums Science & Technology Sports

Curriculum Topics Covered: Art and Design Business Studies Design and Technology Geography History Leisure & Tourism Media PE Science

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December


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