Huddersfield Unlimited is fully behind the bid to bring the proposed National Rugby League Museum to the George Hotel, the birthplace of the game. We have sent a letter of support for the bid and offering private sector expertise in delivering the proposal.

Sir John Harman, Chair of Huddersfield Unlimited, said

“The regeneration of the whole of the station area, with its distinctive and historic buildings and immediate access to the main east-west rail network, is critical to the future of the centre of Huddersfield. We see the museum proposal as making a huge contribution to this aim, support it unreservedly, and look forward to working with Rugby League Cares, the Council, Huddersfield BID, the University, and other partners to deliver and sustain something that we can all take pride in.”

The building needs to remain a visible expression of Huddersfield’s character and the Museum would do just that, as well as enabling a sustainable solution for its redevelopment as part of the regeneration of the square, which is the Gateway to the town. We support the bid as an important contribution to overall economic regeneration as well as for its undoubted cultural and sporting significance.