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Rugby School & Museum

Barby Road | Rugby School Shop, Rugby CV22 5DS, England
+44 1788 556169
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Saturday Mornings only, but great to go.

The history of the school was very well explained by our tour guide, who was a member of staff... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
BobW13
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Preston, United Kingdom
Very interesting tour

Spent a couple of hours on a tour of the school and it’s grounds last weekend. The tour guide was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
lynda g
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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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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Barby Road | Rugby School Shop, Rugby CV22 5DS, England
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+44 1788 556169
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The history of the school was very well explained by our tour guide, who was a member of staff. It's roots through to current status are fascinating, and it's own church is magnificent.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a couple of hours on a tour of the school and it’s grounds last weekend. The tour guide was lovely and very knowledgeable. Questions were always answered and our small family group felt we learned so much about the origins of the school, the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rugby School may be synonymous with Rugby Football, and its place in sporting heritage is duly honoured, but the tour offers so much more of general interest. Inspired by Oxford Quads, the architecture includes a magnificent chapel with its fabulous William Morris Window and monuments...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The impressive buildings, mostly from the Victorian period make the birthplace of Rugby football one of the most atmospheric places in England. Don't expect any tours though as this is a working school and parts of it are locked for the pupils safety. If you...More

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Rugby1567, Museum & Tour Guide at Rugby School & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind comments about our beautiful buildings - we are in agreement with you there! And yes, the safety of our pupils is paramount, which is why we don't allow any unsupervised access to our campus. The only way to visit the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Informative tour, thoroughly enjoyable, easy to book Everyone helpful, very affordable, guides waiting to greet us, lovely experience. easy walking round for children & elderly. If you are visiting Rugby you must do this.

Thank Pam M
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Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

Had a brilliant tour hosted by David today. So much to learn and see. A great insight into the history of the school and some of the pupils. And that's in addion to the stunning setting. A real trip back in time.

Thank Nick B
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Reviewed February 16, 2018 via mobile

A very informative tour. Gained a much better understanding of how influential old students were in the spreading of Rugby (the game) around the world. Fascinating also to understand the progression of the rules from the original game to the one we see today. The...More

Thank Ian J
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Reviewed January 24, 2018 via mobile

We took a tour of Rugby School because my 11th Great Grandfather William Tilton attended the school in the in the late 1500s through the early 1600s. I saw the large, one roomed classroom that was the very start of Rugby, and likely the room...More

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Reviewed November 18, 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the guided tour of Rugby School - the guide was excellent, he was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The school has some very fine buildings and the chapel was stunning. I would thoroughly recommend visiting, you won’t regret it. Be aware that a lot...More

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Reviewed October 25, 2017

The Rugby School and Museum tour took almost 2:30h, our guide David was amazing, explained everything and told many fantastic histories about the place and about the origin of the game Rugby. Highly recommended.

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lovecats50
August 1, 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
July 30, 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
November 23, 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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