The World Rugby Museum holds the largest collection of rugby memorabilia in the world. There are over 25,000 objects in the Museum. These date from the 1800s right up to the modern day. The collection includes different aspects of the game and covers nations from all around the world. The objects in the Museum’s collection have been acquired over 140 years. Paintings were some of the earliest items to be donated to the Rugby Football Union in the 19th century, and the collection continues to grow today.