A celebration of rugby in the birthplace of the sport
The new World Rugby Hall of Fame is an interactive exhibition space dedicated to the sport at the Rugby Art Gallery and Museum. Our design enables visitors to experience all of rugby’s greats and the historic moments that defined the sport right from its early origins in Rugby.
Multi-user interactive projection touch-walls encourage visitors to explore the history of the game and select their favourite moments. Interactive games and displays help them to discover the wide variety of ways the game is played around the world and learn about the 121 member unions that make up World Rugby. Artefacts from World Rugby’s own collection, member unions and players as well as never-before-seen archival film make this a unique visitor experience. The Hall of Fame at the centre of the space is a striking series of interactive double-sided glass blades that allow visitors to select their heroes, see them projected as larger-than-life images and explore their life and career in more depth.
Since opening in 2016, Warwickshire County Council identified the Hall of Fame as contributing a £15 million boost to the regional tourism economy.
Design and Build
— Brett Gosper, World Rugby Chief Executive"I wish to thank our friends at Mather & Co for their expertise, vision and talent in designing the Hall of Fame, which will be an inspiration for rugby fans who travel from all over the world to see it.”