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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.


Hours and Admission

The museum is open from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CST, Tuesday through Friday. The gift shop is open from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. CST. The museum is closed on Saturday through Monday, and major holidays. 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  over at Dead Rinks.

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