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Museum, free entry



Rugby Art Gallery and Museum


Little Elborow Street,
CV21 3BZ


Opened in 2000, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum is the first Museum to collect and display the material remains of the Borough of Rugby and the first purpose built art gallery in which to house and display the Borough's 20th Century and contemporary British works of art. The gallery also functions as a temporary exhibition space.

The Collections:
Rugby collection.
Social history collection.
Tripontium collection.
Webb Ellis collection.
Floor one - available for hire.
Visitor centre - in the foyer.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberTelephone (public)Welcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Mobile phone coverageChildren welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impaired

Art Room for school groups and Education Room for educational activities.

Opening details

From Sunday 3rd April 2011 revised opening times:

Tue-Fri 10:00-17:00
Sat 10:00-16:00
Sun & Mon CLOSED
Bank Holidays 12:00-16:00

Current opening times till 31st March 2011:
Tuesday & Thursday: 10am - 8pm.
Wednesday & Friday: 10am - 5pm.
Saturday: 10am - 4pm.
Sunday 12 - 4pm.


Free entry


By car: follow the brown signs to Rugby Art Gallery and Museum.

From Rugby train station: buses no. 4 or GA1, direction: North street, town centre.

By bus: all services going to Rugby stop in North Street in the town centre. Head towards the Clock Tower, take Sheep Street and turn right in Wool Street (on the corner with Chester's Pub). Rugby Art Gallery & Museum is located opposite ASDA. Alternatively, alight in Corporation Street (buses no. 72 and 4 only).

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Rugby station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Mobile phone coverageMobile phone coverage
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

Art Room for school groups and Education Room for educational activities.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with verbal floor announcements
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas


  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 8
      Number of steps to entrance
    • YesHandrail by steps
  • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesHandrail by ramp
  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance


  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system

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