In 1995 Nelson Mandela took to the pitch at Ellis Park Stadium (since 2014 known as Emirates Airline Park) wearing a Springbok jersey to present the Rugby World Cup Webb Ellis trophy in what was a key symbolic moment of post-apartheid reconciliation, later made internationally famous in the Hollywood film Invictus.

You'll find a charming and highly informative museum here (open weekdays 10:00-15:00, entrance via main gate) containing the biggest collection of rugby memorabilia such as shirts, posters, signed programmes, photos, mascots, trophies and other memorabilia relating to the Springboks and Joburg's local team the Lions. Stadium tours can also be arranged.

Contact Andre Bester at +27 11 402 2960 (ext. 211) to book your museum visit and to arrange a stadium tour.



Open 08:00–15:00. Closed Sat, Sun. Call in advance to book a visit.

Price/Additional Info

Admission R50, kids R20.


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