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30 January 2009

Tour the Home of Rugby

Obviously, for this idea it's good to be a fairly avid rugby fan, but even so, rugby is undoubtedly part of our national culture, so let's embrace it.

Originally built in 1907 and recently enlarged to seat 82,000, Twickenham is the largest rugby union stadium in the UK. The stadium is owned by the RFU and is the home of the England Team, who play the majority of their fixtures here, but it also plays host to a large number of other domestic and international matches. The tour covers the whole stadium, with highlights including the royal box, player’s tunnel and president’s suite, as well as the England players dressing room itself.

The stadium also houses the World Rugby Museum, which charts the history of the sport with displays and interactive exhibits, to combine with a guided tour of the stadium itself.

Entry is by joint ticket, which includes the Museum and the tour of the Stadium , and costs £10. The museum is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm and Sundays 11am – 5pm. Tours are not available on match days.

For more information visit the website at http://www.rfu.com/microsites/museum/

^Picture of the Twickenham rugby stadium from flickr courtesy of Unofficial England Rugby^

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