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.
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 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 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 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 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 outside his Mischief and Mayhem Exhibition
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.