Welcome to Rugby
The game was invented at prestigious Rugby School in 1823 when William Webb Ellis is said to have caught the ball during a football match and broken the rules by running with it. Situated just across from the Webb Ellis Rugby Football Museum, the school itself is closed to the public, but you can peek at the hallowed ground through the gates on Barby Rd. A statue of William Webb Ellis stands outside the main Rugby School gates.
The whizz-bang interactive World Rugby Hall of Fame is inside the Rugby Art Gallery & Museum complex.