Planning your visit to the

National Museum of Roller Skating


Pairs skating: Jesse Darling performing with partner Henry Simmons. (80.6.47)


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.

Hours and Admissions.

The museum is open from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST, Tuesday through Friday. The gift shop is open from Noon to 5:00 p.m. CST. The museum is closed on weekends and major holidays. Admission to the museum is free, with donations encouraged.

The museum is located at 4730 South Street, Lincoln, Nebraska 68506.


Contact Us With Questions and Requests

Alexis Cruz - Archivist & Docent


Phone: 402-483-7551 x1203

Note: if you contact the museum asking to have the museum appraise/estimate prices on roller skating items, we will be unable to help you.

Have Questions about Roller Rinks?

A great preliminary website to start at with questions on historic and/or closed rinks is  over at Dead Rinks.

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 Noon to 5 p.m.