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discover the top things to see and do in Rugby

In the heart of the Warwickshire countryside, there is plenty to see and do in the historic town of Rugby. It’s the birthplace of Rugby, and as such there are some must-see sporting attractions to see – don’t miss the Webb Ellis Rugby Football Museum, and Rugby School where the game was founded. Rugby can also offer you a great shopping experience, from high street stores to small independent shops - and when you're in need of rest after your retail therapy, you'll find a host of coffee shops, pubs and restaurants in which to relax and unwind.

Best things to do this week in Rugby

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1 British Thomson Houston And Whittle

In April 1937 Frank Whittle tested the first jet engine at the BTH works in Leicester Road, Rugby. The Museum marks 80 years since this historic event with a display from the museum's social history collection relating to the company and how its products influenced everyday life, allowing us to fly in a jet plane, power a ship or start a car.

When: From Apr 14, Tue-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm, Bank Hols 12noon-4pm, ends Jun 3
Where: Rugby Art Gallery And Museum, Little Elborow Street, Rugby, West Midlands. CV21 3BZ
Contact: +44 (0)1788 533201
More Details: www.rugby.gov.uk/ragm/homepage/91/british_thomson_houston_and_whittle

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2 The Rugby Collection

Selected works from the borough of Rugby's collection of 20th-century and contemporary British art, which includes pieces by LS Lowry, Barbara Hepworth and Stanley Spencer plus lesser known artists and recent acquisitions such as William Gear's Black Diamonds On Yellow January 1968 (detail pictured).

When: From Apr 13, Tue-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm, Bank Hols 12noon-4pm, ends Jun 3
Where: Rugby Art Gallery And Museum, Little Elborow Street, Rugby, West Midlands. CV21 3BZ
Contact: +44 (0)1788 533201
More Details: www.rugby.gov.uk/ragm/homepage/90/the_rugby_collection

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3 Live Jazz In The Horseshoes Bar

The Horseshoes Bar & Lounge is one of Rugby's oldest neighbourhood pubs, and a good place to relax and unwind to the sound of live jazz performed by saxophonist Ian Hill and guest artists from around the Midlands. The burgers come highly recommended too.

When: Thu 8pm-10.30pm, jam session third Sun of month 4pm-7pm, ongoing
Where: The Rugby Hotel, 22-23 Sheep Street, Rugby, Warwickshire. CV21 3BX
Contact: +44 (0)1788 573244
More Details: www.therugbyhotel.co.uk/bar

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4 Rugby School Tours & Museum

A knowledgeable guide leads a tour of the impressive school buildings and hallowed rugby ground including the Butterfield-designed Main Chapel with its stained glass window, and the former coach house, which recreates the nostalgia of the 18th century with top hats, birching stool and cane. Also learn about famous past pupils such as poet Rupert Brooke and author Lewis Carroll.

When: Sat 2pm, closed Jun 17, Jul 1, Dec 17, 24, 31, Jan 7
Where: Rugby School, Lawrence Sheriff Street, Rugby, Warwickshire. CV22 5EH
Contact: +44 (0)1788 556169
More Details: www.rugbyschool.co.uk/commercial/school-shop-and-tours/tours/

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5 World Rugby Hall Of Fame

The Hall Of Fame exists to honour Rugby Union players and administrators who have enhanced the game through their exceptional achievements. This new gallery uses the latest interactive technology, video archive and historical memorabilia to explore the moments and personalities that have defined the sport. Guided tours are available daily.

When: From Nov 18, Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm, closed Dec 25 & 26, Jan 1, ongoing
Where: Rugby Art Gallery And Museum, Little Elborow Street, Rugby, West Midlands. CV21 3BZ
Contact: +44 (0)1788 533201
More Details: www.therugbytown.co.uk/halloffame

RUGBY, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 17:  A view of the World Rugby Hall of Fame during the World Rugby Hall of Fame Launch at the World Rugby Hall of Fame on November 17, 2016 in Rugby, England.  (Photo by Tony Marshall - World Rugby/World Rugby via Getty Images) FREE EVENT

6 Pathway Of Fame

The Pathway of Fame, available from the tourist centre, is a unique guide around the town of Rugby, which celebrates the history of the game and commemorates some of its most notable players and events. Plaques along the way celebrate milestones such as the founding of Rugby League and the First Women's Rugby World Cup.

When: visitor centre open Mon-Sat, Bank Hols 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm, closed Dec 25 & 26, Jan 1
Where: Rugby Visitor Centre, Little Elborow Street, Rugby, Warwickshire. CV21 3BZ
Contact: +44 (0)1788 533217
More Details: www.enjoyrugby.co.uk/enjoyrugby/directory_record/46/pathway_of_fame

Traditional leather ball stitcher Peter Prince at The Webb Ellis Rugby Football Museum.
Copyright: The Webb Ellis Rugby Football Museum. FREE EVENT

7 The Webb Ellis Rugby Football Museum

Housed inside the former workshop where William Gilbert manufactured the first rugby balls, the museum offers you an insight into the history of the sport with a unique collection of rugby artefacts and memorabilia, charting the history of the game, its players, the ball and its wider development. You also have the opportunity to enjoy an ever-changing program of displays and events.

When: Mon-Sat 9.30am-5pm, closed Dec 25-27, Jan 1 & 2
Where: The Webb Ellis Rugby Football Museum, 5-6 St Matthews Street, Rugby, Warwickshire. CV21 3BY
Contact: +44 (0)1788 567777
More Details: www.rugbytowncentre.co.uk/directory/out-about/item/the-james-gilbert-rugby-football-museum

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8 Swift Valley Nature Reserve

This charming nature reserve, adjacent to the River Swift and a disused canal, is ideal for many dragonfly and damselfly species. In summer butterflies are also plentiful in the grassland, especially browns and skippers, and throughout the reserve. Highland cows are also in residence.

When: Mon-Sun dawn-dusk
Where: Swift Valley Nature Reserve, Old Brownsover Lane, Brownsover, Rugby, Warwickshire. CV21 1HU
Contact: +44 (0)2476 302912
More Details: www.warwickshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/reserves/swift-valley-nature-reserve

A common frog in a garden in Long Eaton, Nottingham after the heavy overnight rain. FREE EVENT

9 Newbold Quarry

The former cement quarry is now a thriving nature reserve of grassland and woodland consisting of a large pool with a vibrant population of native white-clawed crayfish, plus calcareous spoil heaps that support many lime loving plants. There are excellent bird-spotting opportunities, and in summer the pond hosts large numbers of breeding toads.

When: Mon-Sun dawn-dusk
Where: Newbold Quarry, Newbold on Avon, Rugby, Warwickshire. CV21 1AY
Contact: +44 (0)2476 302912
More Details: www.warwickshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/reserves/newbold-quarry

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10 Wurzel Bush Folk Club

A pleasant family-run village pub is the location for this very welcome musical initiative, which sees folk artists performing most Tuesday nights. This week Noah's Cape are on the bill - a threesome consisting of Linda Watkins, Paula Tindall and Marian Wedley. The club doesn't charge admittance but a collection is taken.

When: May 30, 8.30pm
Where: Bull's Head, 9 Coventry Road, Brinklow, Rugby, Warwickshire. CV23 0NE
More Details: www.wurzelbush.co.uk

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