- New museum was opened in February - read
- Museum is in Twickenham’s South Stand
The World Rugby Museum has been awarded full accreditation by the Arts Council England.
The accreditation standard is a nationally agreed certificate of organisational health that demonstrates that a museum inspires the confidence of the public, and of funding and governing bodies.
As a ‘World’ Rugby Museum it must meet the same standards as venerable national institutions such as the British Museum and the Natural History Museum.
That these standards have been met demonstrates the quality of the museum’s function both in the public galleries and in terms of professional care and management of the museum collection.
Museum Curator, Phil McGowan said: “After a £1.8 million pound investment, and having achieved accredited status with the Arts Council, we are confident that our museum is now a benchmark within the wider sports heritage sector.”
The award comes after a wholesale review of the museum’s policy, business plan and mission statement, which is ‘to celebrate and share the unique history, culture and tradition of rugby union in all its forms, wherever and by whoever it is played.'