World Rugby’s Hall of Fame, the new state-of-the-art showpiece for the sport in Rugby, is nearing completion ready for the gala opening on Thursday November 17.
Housed in the current Rugby Museum building on Little Elborow Street, the permanent exhibition will showcase the sport’s Hall of Fame using the latest HD touch-screen technology. Almost totally interactive, the free-of-charge immersive experience also offers visitors an inspirational journey through time as the game, from its humble origins to its global status today, is presented in an innovative and contemporary exhibition.
Cllr Michael Stokes, Leader of Rugby Borough Council, said: “With just three weeks to go until the World Rugby Hall of Fame opens its doors it’s great to be able to show residents how it will look.
“The interactive displays have been put together by the company behind the National Football Museum in Manchester and the Richard III experience in Leicester.
“With their knowledge, and with World Rugby’s media archive and Hall of Fame inductees, the World Rugby Hall of Fame will be a truly world class visitor experience here in the birthplace of the game.”
The World Rugby Hall of Fame will open to the public for the first time on Friday November 18 and will then be open seven days a week, 10am to 5pm, Monday through Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sunday and will close Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.