SA rugby museum is homeless

2011-11-09 18:04

Cape Town - The South African rugby museum, based in Newlands in Cape Town, will close on Friday pending relocation. The collection of artefacts, jerseys, images, documents and books will go into storage until new premises can be found.

“The museum is overdue a revamp to make it more interactive, more relevant and more reflective of the diverse history of rugby among all communities in South Africa,” said Jurie Roux, chief executive officer of SARU.

“It has remained largely unchanged for more than a decade and suffers from being in a venue which has very little passing foot traffic - except on match days.

“We have some exciting ideas to make it more accessible and more relevant to South Africans but they will take some time to bring to life.”

Roux said that SARU was in the beginning stages of identifying permanent new premises for the museum, having had to vacate the current building. He said that timelines on the museum’s re-opening would be publicised in due course.


  • goyougoodthing - 2011-11-09 18:20

    I can smell a tender

  • pieter.dewet - 2011-11-09 23:40

    Buy Doc's old house in the Bos, and put it there!

      Hunter - 2011-11-10 10:25

      Sounds like a good idea.

  • tewie.vanderwesthuizen - 2013-01-20 00:08

    The museum was well placed underneeth the grand stand at Nuwelands. I spend lots of time their with Doc Craven, Alex Kellerman and Lida Lesck. The museum will never be the same again. I also visit the museum at the Old Mill building in Boundary Ave, but the last museum at the new building disappointed me. I missed a lot of the old stuff of players, even those I donated to the museum. It is very sad if you think about all these value items that is no more to be seen where it belongs. Why not donate or sell the items to private collectors or people who have a passion to collect old springbok items? This really bad news!!!!!!!!.

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