Mather & Co to Design The World Rugby Hall of Fame in the Sport’s Birthplace

Excitement is brewing in the Mather & Co. office as we take on the project of designing a brand new attraction, the World Rugby Hall of Fame.

Appointed by the global governing body for rugby union, World Rugby, we are designing the attraction to be situated in the birthplace of the sport itself, Rugby UK.

Following a successful Rugby World Cup tournament in 2015 and with a return to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro set for this year, the world’s second most popular sport has never been so celebrated.

World Rugby delivers a whole range of development services and programmes to help develop rugby globally, and looks to engage people further in the game through the new attraction, World Rugby Hall of Fame.

The museum will be fully interactive to showcase rugby and its rich heritage and character building values. As well as honouring the 120 World Rugby Hall of Fame personalities including founder of the modern Olympic Games, Pierre de Coubertin, England’s World Cup winning Coach, Clive Woodward, and the South African Legend Danie Craven.

The city of Rugby has a rich history as the birthplace of the sport in 1823 and the new project will invite visitors to immerse themselves in the experience and learn more about the origins and development of the game. The design will incorporate World Rugby’s extensive video archive and memorabilia collections with technological innovations to create an interactive visitor attraction that will showcase the sport like never before.

Our existing portfolio of sporting museums both in the UK and across the globe, includes the Springboks Experience in Cape Town, South Africa, which delves into the history of rugby in South Africa for the first time and The Nevin Spence Centre, an attraction focussing on rugby in Ulster, and the team is looking forward to working within the world of rugby again.