West Midlands - Rugby Weekend
From: 16th Jun 2017
To: 19th Jun 2017
Sheep Street, Rugby
Warwickshire CV21 3BX
West Midlands Mensa will be holding another of their famous weekends in historic town of Rugby.
Our base will be the Rugby Hotel, right in the centre of town. The hotel was first opened in the 18th century as a Georgian coaching inn and has been fully modernised without losing it’s essential character.
We will start on Friday afternoon with a tour of Rugby School, steeped in fascinating history and positively crammed with old world charm. The scene is set with a wander round the charming museum, home to a wealth of carefully displayed Rugby School artefacts and information. Step inside the former coach house and experience the nostalgia of school days dating back to the 18th century, complete with top hats, birching stool and cane. Discover the lives of famous past pupils, including poet Rupert Brooke and author Lewis Carroll. Sporting memorabilia features ancient rugby balls, an original ‘death cart’ used to trundle away injured players, and the very first ‘caps’ from the game’s beginnings. Rugby enthusiasts just can’t wait for a glimpse of The Close, the ground on which the sport was first played with William Webb Ellis’s fine disregard for the rules of football in 1823.
The events program includes
** World famous Rugby School **
** Web Ellis Rugby Football Museum **
** Coach tour to: Ryton Organic Gardens, Kenilworth Castle, Elizabethan Gardens and Dunchurch **
** A round of golf at the Leam Valey 9 hole, par 3 course **
** Gala Dinner **
** Treasure Hunt **
** Games Room **
** For the physically active there will be a couple of walks **
** A pub crawl **