Creating a home for World Rugby
Mather & Co was commissioned by the RFU to design the new World Rugby Museum at the home of rugby: Twickenham Stadium. Created as part of the redevelopment of the East Stand, the museum charts the history of rugby from the early days as ‘mob football’ through to the women’s and men’s World Cups and beyond.
Exhibits within the museum explore how the game is played throughout the world. Visitors can learn how the sport has had a huge impact on people throughout history and also train like a professional player through a series of physical ‘interactive’ exhibits. The museum’s collection contains over 38,000 objects and is the largest and most comprehensive collection of rugby football memorabilia in the world. Mather & Co was tasked with designing a number of display systems so that a large amount of this important collection can be on display, including key items such as the Calcutta Cup. We also integrated a mini exhibition space and an area dedicated to the Six Nations as part of the overall museum.
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