Planning your visit to the National Museum of Roller Skating
The museum contains the largest collection of historical roller skates, dating to 1819, in the world. It also contains patents, medals, trophies, photographs, artworks, films and videotapes, costumes, library and archival materials, and roller skating memorabilia. The museum holds approximately 1,500 volumes of roller skating books and periodicals, including over 125 titles (American and foreign) in its periodical collection. The archives also includes over 10,000 photographs; personal papers of individuals prominent in roller skating from 1800 to the present; programs and archival material for local, regional, national, and international roller skating competitions; and miscellaneous articles and images related to roller skating.
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Hours and Admission
In the Fall, from September through April, the museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 11 am to 4 pm.
In the Spring, from May through August, the museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm.
Admission to the museum is free, with donations encouraged.
The museum is located at 4730 South Street, Lincoln, Nebraska 68506.
Museum Store and Gift Shop
The museum store is located in the exhibit gallery. Items for sale include t-shirts, patches, pins, and postcards, as well as several museum publications. Please visit the gift shop in person or here on our website under the Shop tab.
The gift shop is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Pairs skating: Jesse Darling performing with partner Henry Simmons. (80.6.47)
Have Questions about Roller Rinks?
A great preliminary website to start at with questions on historic and/or closed rinks is Dead Rinks.