South African Rugby Museum
Cape Town sport enthusiasts are lucky enough to live in the city that is home to the South African Rugby Museum.
Located just a drop kick away from the Newlands Rugby Stadium in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town, home of the Stormers, the South African Rugby Museum showcases the history, tokens, collectors’ items and memorabilia of one of the country’s most watched sports. Using interactive tools such as video and multimedia, the museum features intriguing and comprehensive rotating exhibitions that tell you all you need to know about South African rugby.
The game in this country dates back to 1891 and has a rich and varied, if not political, history. The Springboks, South Africa’s official team, have won the Rugby World Cup on two occasions, in 1995 and 2007 and lifted the Tri-Nations trophy three times since being reinstated to international play in 1992. The South African Rugby Museum has exhibits dedicated to these achievements, as well as a replica of the Webb Ellis Cup, awarded to World Cup winners.
The museum also plays homage to iconic Springbok greats, legendary matches and crucial moments that have shaped the game into what it is today. Local fanatics can discover everything about South African rugby: the formation and controversy surrounding the Springbok emblem, the origin of the Springbok name, and the evolution of the national kit over the ages.
And those new to one of the nation’s favourite pastimes can learn more about the game itself. The South African Rugby Museum sheds light on fascinating topics such as the rules of play, the design and manufacture of today’s rugby ball, and how rugby boots are made.
The South African Rugby Museum is open from 10h00 to 16h30 from Monday to Friday with special openings on certain Newlands match days, so you can also drop in the next time you attend a Stormers match.
- Phone: +27 (0)21 659 6768
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- Physical Address: Ground Level, Sports Science Institute
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Cape Town sport enthusiasts are lucky enough to live in the city that is home to the South African Rugby Museum. Located just a drop kick away from the Newlands Rugby Stadium in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town, home of the Stormers, the South African Rugby Museum is a full of tokens, collector’s items, memorabilia and history of one of the country’s most watched sports.
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