150 years of Exeter Rugby Club: From Local Heroes to European Champions

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Friday, 29 July 2022 - Sunday, 28 August 2022
Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM) Exeter

Supporters of Exeter Rugby Club will have a chance to delve into the history of the club thanks to a new, month-long exhibition, which will be held at the city’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM).

Visitors will be treated to an array of impressive memorabilia such as shirts, caps, photographs and even trophies. These have been collected from the club and dedicated fans who have sifted through years of memorabilia to find some real gems to display.

The wide-range of objects have been carefully selected to show off the club’s journey from its humble beginnings back in 1871 to that of Kings of Europe just two years’ ago.
There will be the chance to see some impressive trophies from the club’s recent successes, including the Heineken European Champions Cup, as well as the women’s team’s first trophy, the Allianz Cup, which was won this season with victory over Harlequins at Sandy Park.

Other objects on show include team shirts from across the years, a rugby ball signed by the All Blacks in 1963, historic programmes and scrapbooks, as well as Gareth Steenson’s boots from the Premiership-winning year of 2017.

Younger visitors will enjoy our craft activity ‘Between the Posts’ on Tuesday 12 & 16 August, where they can put their rugby skills to the test in the garden at RAMM on our ‘Av a go’ days on Friday 12th and 26th August.

Exeter Rugby Club Chief Executive and Chairman, Tony Rowe OBE, said: “A huge amount of work has gone into creating what we believe is a fantastic, historical journey through the years of our great club. Some of the artefacts that have been unearthed are extraordinary, yet detail how the club was formed and how it has developed over the many years.
“For supporters of our club, this really is a rare chance to unearth more about the history of Exeter Rugby Club and we hope as many of you as possible take the opportunity to visit the exhibition.”