About NZRM


RUGBY – The Sport That Shaped The Nation

Our mission is to show how New Zealand’s rich rugby heritage has shaped, and been shaped by, our countrys culture and communities.



Come for a trip back in time exploring the rich history and folklore of the nation’s mighty game with an unmasking of its rugby heroes and legends. Get a feel for the real New Zealand by learning how its rich rugby heritage has shaped and been shaped by our country.

It’s not every day you can see the nation’s treasures in their reality, from the first ‘fern’, the oldest All Black jersey and the oldest rugby ball to current All Black star Dan Carter’s boots!

And test out your rugby skills – kicking, tackling, leaping, sprinting or pushing – in the ‘Have a Go’ area. If the kids are with you, they’ll love to imitate their heroes!

General information

Newly developed in time for the Rugby World Cup in 2011, the NZ Rugby Museum is the place to learn about New Zealand’s rugby history. Why is the national team known as the All Blacks? Why do they wear black? What is the significance of the haka? Why is New Zealand so successful at rugby?

These and many more questions are explored as you walk through the decades.
Researchers will enjoy the library, groups can book a guided tour, and energetic visitors can test their skills out in the interactive area.

Company Overview

The Rugby Museum Society of New Zealand (Inc.) that operates the New Zealand Rugby Museum is a duly registered Incorporated Society within New Zealand. The Society was registered as an Incorporated Society in 1970.

The Rugby Museum Society membership is open to any person or organisation, and is active in increasing its membership.

The Society is managed through a Management Committee and employs a Museum Director to run the Museum’s day to day operation’s.



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