RUGBY MUSEUM

The South African Rugby Union’s world-class, modern interactive museum explains the country’s complex but proud rugby heritage. It features more than 64 audio visual monitors and computer screens, interactive ‘Springbok Trials’ skills tests for children and adults as well as a flagship Springbok clothing store. The Springbok Experience is a museum – but much more than that.

It is located at one of Africa’s busiest visitor attractions – the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town – complete with its own set of rugby poles and in an elegant stand-alone building, Portswood House, overlooking the main shopping precinct.

Open from 10am to 6pm, seven days a week, the Experience takes visitors on an interactive journey through the fascinating story of South African rugby.

Beautifully preserved and displayed objects such as the Rugby World Cup and Absa Currie Cup trophies, the jerseys, blazers and boots of famous players are brought to life with touchscreen interaction and compelling graphics and audio visual displays. Visitors will be taken on a journey from the handling code’s arrival in South Africa in the 1860s right up to modern times where they will be able to digitally interact with the heroes of today.

The Springbok Experience also tells the ‘hidden’ story of black rugby history for the first time and pulls no punches in placing rugby in South Africa’s social history as a sometimes divisive and ultimately unifying force.

Artefacts going on public display for the first time include:
• Francois Pienaar’s No 6 jersey and Joel Stransky’s boots from the 1995 Rugby World Cup final
• John Smit’s 2007 Rugby World Cup final jersey
• Springbok Girl – an oil painting from the 1906 first Springbok tour that has never been exhibited in South Africa before
• And the ‘Book of the Unwelcome’ – recovered from the SARU archives and going on display at the South African rugby museum for the first time, 32 years after the request was made by protesting New Zealanders during the 1981 ‘Flour Bomb’ tour.

At the end of the Experience, the pièce de résistance is a match centre and heroes gallery, where visitors can watch any number of matches from Springbok history and explore the records of players past and present. On the outer walls, they can move six life-size current players 360 degrees and watch them in action to understand what vital skills and training is needed to play in certain positions. A final triptych AV theatre experience completes the journey, immersing visitors in a typical days’ rugby in South Africa (in all weather conditions!)

Opening: since September 24, 2013.

Opening hours: 10h00 to 18h00 every day of the week and public holidays (last entry to Museum gallery at 17h30)

Online: through Webtickets at www.webtickets.co.za

Ticket prices:

AdultsR50
Pre-schoolFree
ScholarsR30
PensionersR30
Families (four or more)R140 + R25 for every extra child
Groups (10 or more)R40pp
Schools (only by pre-arrangement)R20pp

For bookings: Contact 021 418 4741

Address: Portswood House, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

e-mail contact: is springbokexperience@sarugby.co.za

Map:

MATCH CENTRE
FIXTURES
     
RESULTS
     
Inter Provincial Women A
Saturday, August 01 2015
15:00 - EP vs KZN
NMMU Missionvale Campus, PE
Inter Provincial Women B
15:00 - Valke vs Golden Lions
Isak Steyl Stadium
SA Schools 2015
Friday, August 07 2015
12:00 - South Africa U18 A vs Italy U18
City Park Stadium, Cape Town
14:00 - England U18 vs France U18
City Park Stadium, Cape Town
Absa Currie Cup Premier Division
15:30 - ORC Griquas vs DHL Western Province
Griqua Park, Kimberley
SA Schools 2015
16:00 - South Africa U18 vs Wales U18
City Park Stadium, Cape Town
Absa Currie Cup Premier Division
18:00 - Steval Pumas vs Cell C Sharks
Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
Absa Under 19 Competition
Saturday, August 08 2015
00:00 - Leopards U19 vs Western Province U19
Profert Olen Park, Potch
00:00 - Eastern Province U19 vs Golden Lions U19
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, PE
00:00 - Free State U19 vs Blue Bulls U19
Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein

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