To mark International Museum Day tomorrow (Wednesday, 18 May), SA Rugby will throw open the doors to the Springbok Experience, its internationally acclaimed rugby museum in the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, to the public.
There will be no entry fee charged for the entire day at the Springbok Experience, with doors opening at 10h00. In 2015, more than 35,000 museums participated in the event in some 145 countries, and it’s expected that this number will grow even more this year.
According to the International Council of Museums, the objective of International Museum Day is to raise awareness of the fact that “Museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples.”
Eight months ago SA Rugby announced that the Springbok Experience was named in the top 1% of world attractions, by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site.
The Springbok Experience, which will celebrate its third birthday on Heritage Day in September this year, was awarded TripAdvisor’s highest accolade, a Travelers’ Choice Award, in 2015.
In 2014, the Springbok Experience was shortlisted for the International Museum of the Year Award in the UK’s Museum + Heritage Awards in 2014.
“It’s not only jerseys, boots, blazers and old team photos, it really is a proper rugby experience.”
The Springbok Experience boast more than 60 media channels playing across touch screens, monitors and projectors, which requires 14km of cabling, as well as printed graphic panels which will stretch for more than 500m, and some beautifully preserved objects.
The Springbok Experience can be found on Twitter @BokMuseum.
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