Peter Rabbit

Peter Rabbit Tours Rugby

We were extremely lucky to have caught up with the lovely Peter Rabbit, who is in Rugby overseeing the set up of the Mischief and Mayhem exhibition at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum.

Peter is a keen photographer and he has taken some time out to be a tourist in Rugby.  We lost Peter a couple of times as he took in the sales at Rugby Central Shopping Centre and the range of boutique shops in Rugby, and then again when he went coffee (carrot juice), and then for lunch in the town…but he did share with us some of his snaps.

Echo and Peter Rugby Town

Peter Rabbit and Echo at Caldecott Park

Peter is very fond of literature, so he found himself right at home in Rugby, where a number of literary greats have resided over the years, including Lewis Carroll, Thomas Hughes and Sir Rupert Brooke, to name a few.

Peter Rabbit Tours Rugby


He then of course hopped into each bookshop in the town, including Hunts Bookshop and Rugby Library to catch up with old friends.

Peter in Rugby Town

Peter meets friends in Hunts Bookshop

Rugby is the ‘birthplace of the game’. As fast-paced rabbits, Peter has several friends who were good radish rugby players at school. So he had to make his way to the awe-inspiring Rugby School, where William Webb Ellis first ‘took up the ball and ran with it’ in 1823 to create the game. The School is open for tours on Saturdays, and Peter will be back to see more.

Peter Rabbit Tours Rugby

Peter Rabbit at Rugby School and with William Webb Ellis

And then on to the Webb Ellis Rugby Football Museum, where the Gilbert rugby ball was born.

Peter Rabbit tours Rugby

Peter at the Webb Ellis Rugby Football Museum

More carrot juice and shopping for Peter Rabbit, before making his way back to the Art Gallery via the World Rugby Hall of Fame.

Peter Rabbit tours Rugby

Peter making his way to the World Rugby Hall of Fame and Art Gallery

Back at the Rugby Art Gallery and Museum now, Peter thinks that the exhibition looks absolutely wonderful and he can’t wait for everyone to see it from Saturday. There's so much for children to do too.  

Peter Rabbit Tours Rugby

Peter Rabbit outside his Mischief and Mayhem Exhibition

The Mischief and Mayhem exhibition runs from to 26 January to 27 April at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum

We last saw Peter at the Rugby Visitor Centre picking up memorabilia, more visitor guides and looking at the BENN Hall and Rugby Theatre programme for his time here. We look forward to seeing much more of him in town over the coming weeks. He’s also helping to set up the Welly Boot Trail (16 - 24 February) and the Easter Egg trail (13 - 128 April) and we are looking forward to revealing details soon.