Rugby League Heritage Centre

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The Rugby League Heritage Centre is located in the basement of the George Hotel, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England. It is the UK’s only rugby league heritage museum and was the brainchild of BSkyB sports presenter and former Great Britain international Mike Stephenson.

It was in the George Hotel, Huddersfield on August 29, 1895 that 21 northern clubs held a meeting and by a majority of 20 to 1 voted to secede from the Rugby Football Union to set up their own Northern Rugby Football Union. In 1922 this became the Rugby Football League.

The Rugby League Heritage centre was opened on 30 August 2005 by former players Billy Boston, Neil Fox and Mick Sullivan.

The Rugby League Heritage Centre is open from February to October, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. It has displays of memorabilia, including rare shirts, medals, caps, programmes and photographs. There is also footage played on several plasma screens. The British Rugby League Hall of Fame is now located in the Heritage Centre.

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Coordinates: 53°38′53″N 1°47′00″W / 53.6480°N 1.7833°W / 53.6480; -1.7833