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Rugby School & Museum

Barby Road | Rugby School Shop, Rugby CV22 5DS, England
+44 1788 556169
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Amazing history of both the school and the game

Worth a visit with the family, such an interesting history. It's very easy to locate and extremely... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JanusC47
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Rugby, United Kingdom
Hope to come back!

I brought 15 university students from the United States exploring the relationship between culture... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dr_Yungbluth
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Highland Heights, Kentucky
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This guided walking tour around Rugby School includes the School Museum, The Close, Chapel and other points of historical interest. Our museum houses many fascinating artifacts, including the first written rules of Rugby Football and examples of early balls and caps. See 'The Close' where the game began, The Old Quad where Tom Brown played, and walk in the footsteps of Lewis Carroll. There are many examples of William Butterfield's stunning architecture. Drop in tours run most Saturdays at 2pm. Groups at other times by arrangement.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Barby Road | Rugby School Shop, Rugby CV22 5DS, England
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+44 1788 556169
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth a visit with the family, such an interesting history. It's very easy to locate and extremely informative

Thank JanusC47
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I brought 15 university students from the United States exploring the relationship between culture and sport. Although we were based in London, it was very easy to make a day trip by train, and it was a welcome excursion to see more of the country....More

Thank Dr_Yungbluth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was not sure about doing this when it came up (I thought it could be a bit dull) how wrong I was it was so interesting, the guide was excellent taking us through the history of the school from Tudor time onwards. The is...More

Thank BarryWalesAngie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Rugby School on Sat 22 July '17 together with immediate and extended family members. Our group included younger kids, teenagers and adults. Tour guide Libby Thompson did a superb job and was very generous with her time. In particular, Libby tailored her commentary and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and two friends who were traveling with us has a fantastic time with the guided tour of the School. Angus, our tour guide, we very friend, knowledgeable, and engaging. I would recommend without hesitation!

Thank Stephen J
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Who knew the history of a school could be so absorbing. We had a great tour guide who brought the school's history to life; from the founding in Tudor times to recent events. Worth remembering that this is a walking tour that spends a lot...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Called in to the school and a concert featuring G4 and Lesley Garrett. The atmosphere was very good and the artistes excellent. An impressive way to start the 450th Anniversary Festival: there are many high grade recitals and so forth this week. It was good...More

Thank R N
Reviewed 17 May 2017

A lovely experience, I really enjoyed looking round the school it was extremely interesting, didn't realise its history was so rich

Thank JLF1505
Reviewed 16 April 2017

I have lived in Rugby for 11 years and every year I say I must visit Rugby School as I am sure many local people do - well I highly recommend it We did it on Easter saturday the £6.99 is definitely worth it as...More

Thank Mandy D
Reviewed 15 April 2017

There's a lot of interesting things to see and you feel as though you're back in the 19th century - especially when you enter what was Dr. Arnold's office and is now a classroom. The tour guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic and, all in all,...More

Thank Geoff16839
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lovecats50
2 August 2017|
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Response from Rugby1567 | Property representative |
Good afternoon, yes Tours of the School which includes our museum are held most Saturdays through out the year. If you would like a private tour with a group less than 10 people the is a flat charge of £70 and it can... More
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lovecats50
31 July 2017|
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Response from Rugby1567 | Property representative |
Tours of the School are held most Saturdays through out the year.
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667rcj
24 November 2015|
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Response from Rugby1567 | Property representative |
Apologies for the delay in getting back to you. Most frequently asked questions are covered on the Rugby School website. We always recommend calling ahead of your visit. Current prices are £6.95 for adults and £4.95 for... More
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