Rugby Art Gallery & Museum


Rugby's main cultural space has changing art exhibitions and local history displays. Within the complex, the 2016-opened World Rugby Hall of Fame has interactive, multimedia exhibits, including video archives of key moments and star players, as well as memorabilia.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Warwickshire attractions

1. Webb Ellis Rugby Football Museum

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Intriguing exhibits at this little museum include the evolution of the ball and historic team photos from the Webb Ellis Cup (aka the Rugby World Cup). It…

2. William Webb Ellis Statue

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A bronze-cast statue of William Webb Ellis stands outside the main Rugby School gates. It's the work of sculptor Graham Ibbeson who installed it here in…

3. Fargo Village

10.02 MILES

Markets, live-music gigs, moonlight cinema screenings and workshops (eg gardening or blacksmithing) are just some of the events that take place at this…

4. Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

10.53 MILES

Behind Coventry's twin cathedrals, the Herbert has an eclectic collection of paintings and sculptures (including work by TS Lowry, Stanley Spencer and…

5. Coventry Cathedral

10.57 MILES

The evocative ruins of St Michael's Cathedral, built around 1300 but destroyed by Nazi incendiary bombs in the Blitz, stand as a memorial to Coventry's…

6. St Mary's Guildhall

10.6 MILES

One of the most evocative insights into pre-WWII Coventry is this half-timbered and brick hall where the town's trades came together in the Middle Ages to…

7. Coventry Transport Museum

10.68 MILES

This stupendous museum has hundreds of vehicles, from horseless carriages to jet-powered, land-speed-record breakers. There's a brushed-stainless-steel…

8. Stoneleigh Abbey

11.63 MILES

The kind of stately home that makes film directors go weak at the knees, Stoneleigh name-drops Charles I and Jane Austen among its past visitors…