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London

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

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MONTHS OPEN

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

DAYS OPEN

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

AGE GROUPS SERVED

PreSchool, 5 to 7 years, 8 to 10 years, 11 to 13 years, 14 to 16 years, College, University

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.

Listed under: Day Trip Destinations | Curriculum Subject / Activity Type | Walking Tours | Technology | Museums | Historical Heritage | Football Rugby & Cricket Clubs | Educational Tours | Science | PE (Physical Education/Sport) | Media | Leisure and Tourism | History | Geography | Design and Technology | Business Studies | Art and Design | Stadium Tours


What we offer

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 and other rugby matches, as well as special events such as concerts. The World Rugby Museum gives students an inspirational insight into rugby union 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 with a rugby expert, where you can see: England dressing room Players’ tunnel Pitch side Royal Box VIP areas World Rugby Museum visit to discover the story of rugby from its roots in mob football, through to highlights of the modern game. Highlights include: Oldest international rugby jersey Play Rugby interactive zone International trophies Choose your own World XV interactive Workshop and Seminar programme for school and higher education groups.  Designed around the national curriculum, the World Rugby Museum’s learning programme provides a hands-on learning experience and the opportunity to discuss the ins and outs of rugby with a professional at Twickenham Stadium.

What makes us a great choice?

Now with in-built education facilities, the World Rugby Museum’s innovative workshops support the national curriculum through fun learning in a unique setting. We use Twickenham Stadium and rugby union to explore subjects from art & design, history, geography, business studies and, of course, physical education. Our series of seminars puts young learners in touch with seasoned professionals from England Rugby. Our speakers demonstrate to students how their classroom lessons are put in to practice in a modern professional setting. The World Rugby Museum provides an opportunity for students to get hands-on with a variety of interactive challenges. Rugby players come in all shapes and sizes, from powerful centres, to strong forwards, speedy wingers and agile full-backs. Visitors can test their kicking, speed, agility, power, strength and endurance in the World Rugby Museum’s Play Rugby interactive zone to find out ‘What Kind of Rugby Player Are You?’ Want to find out what it’s like to be an elite rugby coach, referee or physiotherapist? In the Rugby Pathways interactive you can hear from some of the experts supporting England Rugby behind the scenes on their exciting careers and how you can get involved too. Other interactive exhibits allow visitors to test out their sports commentary skills and to choose their ultimate World Fifteen rugby team.

Accreditation and Awards

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 and 2017/18.

What is typically included?

A typical educational visit includes a stadium tour, World Rugby Museum visit and workshop or seminar.  All visits can be tailored to suit the needs of the group. Schools should expect to spend approximately 3 hours on site and will be sent a bespoke schedule in advance. 

Group Sizes Catered For

Groups are 15+; large groups can be accommodated and will be split into a number of smaller groups

Materials, Resources & Information Provided

Teachers are provided with workshop outlines prior to their visit and some workshops offer work sheets.

Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions

Students are welcome to take photos, videos and audio during the stadium tour and museum. However flash photography is not allowed within the museum.

Risk Assessment Details

Risk Assessments are sent directly to teachers prior to their visit. We also invite teachers for a free taster visit prior to booking. 

Education Officer Information

Jayne Linaker jaynelinaker@rfu.com Ph: 020 8892 8877

Pricing Information

Key Stage 1-4 students are charged £10.80 or £13.50 for further/higher education students (price includes 10% group discount for 20+ students and VAT). Additionally, there is one free supervisory adult place for every ten students (additional adults £22.50 including group discount and VAT). Free coach parking and flexible tour times are also available.

Clothing Requirements

No, although comfortable footwear is advisable.

First Aid Information

The site has a 24 hour security team, all of whom are trained in first aid.

Available Facilities

Twickenham Stadium has an onsite store, hotel with restaurant/bar. A lunch space can be provided upon request. 

Accessibility & 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 needs. Our details are registered with the Artsline disability access information service.

Opening Hours & Information

Flexible tour times can be arranged 10:15-16:30 Tuesday-Friday.  Educational workshops and seminars are not available on weekends; however, standard tours and museum visits do operate at this time.

Testimonials

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.

Other Information

World Rugby Museum – channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrCsC-DaszJjYJFKSWdoq7Q  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0JBDromhdQ&list=PLXC6YQiFhsGXg2bRTw4nracQVRuK-BV_N 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.


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