History

Museum

NZ Rugby League Museum & curator Don Hammond
New Zealand Rugby League Museum

The New Zealand Rugby League Museum was opened at Rugby League House, 7 Beasley Avenue, Penrose, Auckland in December 2007 and extended in late 2010.

It showcases items such as team and individual photos dating from 1907 through to today. scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, match and test programmes, trophies, and representative caps and jerseys dating back to 1927, all lovingly tended by former NZ Kiwis captain and curator Don Hammond (pictured).

The collection also includes the original signed contract for the 1907 All Golds, the first-ever rugby league team to tour internationally.

Museum Information:

  • The museum is usually open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11am until 3pm. If possible please phone before coming as the Museum is used for meetings.
  • Groups are very welcome. There is roadside parking available.
  • The Museum Explorer Quiz is available to anyone young or old who wishes to attempt it. It is proving especially popular with groups of young people.
  • Entry is $2 per person, please bring cash (or a cheque for large groups) as we don't have Eftpos.
  • Visits outside these times can be arranged by phoning Don at the Museum on +64 9 571 3857 or by email on museum@nzrl.co.nz

Making donations or contributions to the museum
Don Hammond is the contact person for anyone wishing to donate money or items to the museum.