Ellis park rugby museum - Lions rugby

Ellis park rugby museum

A behind the scenes tour of the stadium is a wonderful experience where you’ll visit the changing rooms, commentary booths, the dugout and the pitch, and hear tales of great sporting dramas and victories along the way.

The Museum has a huge and fascinating collection of memorabilia - As you wander the aisles, you'll quickly see how the game has evolved. Artifacts include provincial and international jerseys, team blazers, signed match balls, caps and boots, flags, original artworks, photographs, and much more.

But most importantly, it's not just limited to Springbok and provincial level rugby! You will also see rare international rugby artifacts from New Zealand, Australia, Ireland and France, to name just a few countries of rugby fame.

Discover 100 years of rugby

As you wander the aisles, you’ll quickly see how the game has evolved. Artifacts include provincial and international jerseys, team blazers, signed match balls, caps and boots, flags, original artworks, photographs, and much more.

But most importantly, it’s not just limited to Springbok and provincial level rugby! You will also see rare international rugby artifacts from New Zealand, Australia, Ireland and France, to name just a few countries of rugby fame.

Highlights to look out for

  • Springbok blazer from 1903
  • Signed rugby ball from the 1906 Springbok rugby team led by Paul Roos
  • Frik du Preez’s personal collection
  • Photos of that triumphant, glorious moment when Nelson Mandela wearing the green and gold presented the 1995 Rugby World Cup trophy to captain Francois Pienaar

The creation of this museum was a joint venture between the Golden Lions Rugby Union and the Swys Joubert – a former Lions, Western Province and Blue Bulls rugby player.

On Tuesday 1 October 2013 the Ellis Park Rugby Museum was officially opened by Swys Joubert and his family and we owe our thanks to him for generously making his impressive collection available to everyone who loves rugby.

Where to find the museum

Going into Ellis Park Stadium through the main entrance, the museum is located on your right.

Type of tours:
Group Tours
– We provide the perfect experience for groups of all sizes and ages

Student Tours – Schools, youth clubs and coach operators. This allows students to witness the iconic stadium and where their heroes play.

Private Tours – Have the freedom to ask questions about the facilities, history, and current players.

Terms & Conditions:
Corporate & Group Bookings are also available.
Stadium Tours are also available.
Pricing varies on the requirements and size of the group.

Open: Weekdays 08:00 – 15:00 & on home game days.

For inquiries and pricing contact: Natascha Vorster natascha@ellispark.co.za

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