Historic & Present Rugby Celebrations

Museum Designers Leading museum designers, Mather & Co are celebrating England making it into the Rugby World Cup final after winning against New Zealand. They are now on the cusp of bringing the cup home, 16 years after Johnnie Wilkinson kicked his clincher over the posts with 20 seconds to go. In addition to England winning their semi-final game, The World Rugby Museum also have something to shout about as their visitor attendance has increased dramatically, resulting in breaking records for the museum’s footfall since the new museum design was completed. Museum designers, Mather & Co were appointed by the RFU to design the World Rugby Museum at the home of rugby: Twickenham Stadium. Formerly opened as ‘The Museum of Rugby’ in 1996, The new World Rugby Museum opened its doors in early February 2018. The museum design project was across 650sqm of the East Stand. Museum Designers The World Rugby 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. The museum’s collection contains over an impressive 38,000 objects and is the largest and most comprehensive collection of rugby football memorabilia in the world. Rugby is creating a cause for celebration, both historically and today. Let’s hope England continue with their success and win in the final against South Africa this Saturday. If you'd like to speak to us about designing a rugby museum or visitor attraction, please get in touch sarah@matherandco.com.