Explore Twickenham Stadium with a rugby expert on a behind-the-scenes tour, then journey through rugby history in the brand new World Rugby Museum.
On a guided tour access some of the most exclusive parts of the stadium. Take a seat in the England dressing room, absorb the atmosphere in the royal box, visit the VIP areas used to entertain guests on match days, get a birds eye view from the top of a stand and imagine the roar of the crowd as you run out of the players’ tunnel to pitch side.
The World Rugby Museum tells the true story of rugby from around the world. Explore a glittering array of trophies; take up the challenge of discovering “What Kind of Rugby Player Are You?” in the Play Rugby Zone; Re-live some of rugby’s most memorable moments; See the oldest international rugby jersey and “Choose your own World XV”.
Meet the tour guide at the England Rugby Store located in Twickenham’s south stand, it’s recommended you arrive a little early to have time to look around the store first. Then set off on your behind-the-scenes tour of the world’s most famous rugby stadium which hosted 10 matches in Rugby World Cup 2015 including the thrilling final.
Twickenham is easily reached by public transport from central London stations including London Waterloo, Clapham Junction, Vauxhall and Richmond. Alternatively the 281 bus route stops outside the south stand. By car the stadium is located off the A316 and has free onsite car parking.
The tour visits many areas of the building not open to the public on match days including into the player’s tunnel and dressing room where you can follow in the footsteps of your favorite players both past and present. It doesn’t have to be all about rugby though, look out for the stadiums collection of paintings and sculptures and learn about the many concerts held at Twickenham from the Rolling Stones to Bon Jovi and Rihanna.
At the end of the tour the guide will leave you at the entrance to World Rugby Museum; this give you freedom to look around at leisure. Learn how a school boy game became the global professions sport it is today. Did William Webb Ellis really run with the ball? See a glittering array of trophies including the intricately detailed Calcutta Cup made from 270 silver rupees and in the interactive Play Rugby Zone put your rugby skills to the test. There is also plenty of film footage to watch as you relive some of rugby’s most famous moments.
Twickenham is a working stadium, there is always activity going on, from preparation for an event to pitch maintenance. This can often add to the tour experience and you never know what or who you may see. If you fancy a sit down at the end of the visit refreshments can be purchased from the Café Bar in the Marriott Hotel located in the south stand.