NZ Rugby Museum Upgraded
The NZ Rugby Museum, home to New Zealand’s rich rugby heritage, has been rehoused and upgraded in a $2 million project.
Now housed in the Te Manawa cultural complex in downtown Palmerston North, the museum collection has grown to more than 40,000 heritage items, said to be unmatched in the rugby world. The old-style static displays of rugby jerseys and caps, photographs and other memorabilia have been replaced with new interactive and multimedia elements, designed to educate and entertain. The new exhibition incorporates recordings, technology and interactive displays. The museum is divided into four sections - Rugby Relics, Have a Go, Rugby Tribe and Discovery Library. The Rugby Museum is naturally expecting to attract a large number of international visitors during the RWC tournament.