National Museum of Roller Derby

National Museum of Roller Derby Established in 2012 as the UK’s first permanent collection of ephemera and memorabilia relating to

Established in 2012 by artist Ellie Harrison as part of Glasgow Women's Library 21 Revolutions celebrations the NMRD aims to be the UK’s first permanent collection of ephemera and memorabilia relating to the sport of Women's Flat Track Roller Derby. The collection is housed at GWL and is curated by Maulin' Rouge (GRD), Cara Viola (GRD) and Bint Imperial (ARRG) in association with staff from the Library.

April 2020: Object of the Month
04/04/2020

April 2020: Object of the Month

The combination of wearing provocative ’boutfits’ and playing a fierce and violent contact sport helps to challenge gender binary assumptions and heteronormative roles. It shows that women do not need…

December 2019: Object of the Month
04/04/2020

December 2019: Object of the Month

The National Museum of Roller Derby is the UK’s first permanent collection of ephemera and memorabilia relating to the sport of Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby. December 2019’s NMRD Object of the…

November 2019: Object of the Month
04/04/2020

November 2019: Object of the Month

The National Museum of Roller Derby is the UK’s first permanent collection of ephemera and memorabilia relating to the sport of Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby. November 2019’s NMRD Object of the…

October 2019: Object of the Month
04/04/2020

October 2019: Object of the Month

The National Museum of Roller Derby is the UK’s first permanent collection of ephemera and memorabilia relating to the sport of Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby. October 2019’s NMRD Object of the month…

September 2019: Object of the Month
04/04/2020

September 2019: Object of the Month

The National Museum of Roller Derby is the UK’s first permanent collection of ephemera and memorabilia relating to the sport of Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby. September 2019’s NMRD Object of the…

August 2019: Object of the Month
04/04/2020

August 2019: Object of the Month

The National Museum of Roller Derby is the UK’s first permanent collection of ephemera and memorabilia relating to the sport of Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby. August 2019’s NMRD Object of the month…

July 2019: Object of the Month
04/04/2020

July 2019: Object of the Month

The National Museum of Roller Derby is the UK’s first permanent collection of ephemera and memorabilia relating to the sport of Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby. July 2019’s NMRD Object of the month is…

June 2019: Object of the Month
04/04/2020

June 2019: Object of the Month

The National Museum of Roller Derby is the UK’s first permanent collection of ephemera and memorabilia relating to the sport of Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby. June 2019’s NMRD Object of the month is…

May 2019: Object of the Month
04/04/2020

May 2019: Object of the Month

The National Museum of Roller Derby is the UK’s first permanent collection of ephemera and memorabilia relating to the sport of Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby. May 2019’s NMRD Object of the month is…

April 2019: Object of the Month
04/04/2020

April 2019: Object of the Month

The National Museum of Roller Derby is the UK’s first permanent collection of ephemera and memorabilia relating to the sport of Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby. April 2019’s NMRD Object of the month…

March 2019: Object of the Month
04/04/2020

March 2019: Object of the Month

February 2019: Object of the Month
04/04/2020

February 2019: Object of the Month

The National Museum of Roller Derby is the UK’s first permanent collection of ephemera and memorabilia relating to the sport of Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby. February 2019’s object is a Team…

January 2019: Object of the Month
04/04/2020

January 2019: Object of the Month

The National Museum of Roller Derby is the UK’s first permanent collection of ephemera and memorabilia relating to the sport of Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby. January 2019’s NMRD Object of the month…

In celebration of International Women's Day on the 8th March 2020, March's Object of the Month is this brilliant book de...
01/03/2020

In celebration of International Women's Day on the 8th March 2020, March's Object of the Month is this brilliant book detailing the history of Roller Derby, which illustrates the role of women in this fierce contact sport since the 1930s.

In celebration of International Women’s Day on the 8th March 2020, this book details the history of the sport of Roller Derby and helps to illustrate the inclusion of women in this fierce contact…

February’s object of the month is the Chaos on the Clyde programme for an International Roller Derby Tournament presente...
23/02/2020

February’s object of the month is the Chaos on the Clyde programme for an International Roller Derby Tournament presented by Glasgow Roller Derby on 25th & 26th August 2012.

February’s object of the month is the Chaos on the Clyde programme for an International Roller Derby Tournament presented by Glasgow Roller Derby on 25th & 26th August 2012. It features six of…

January’s object of the month is a sleeveless GRD top. The Glasgow league was rebranded as Glasgow Roller Derby (rather ...
23/02/2020

January’s object of the month is a sleeveless GRD top. The Glasgow league was rebranded as Glasgow Roller Derby (rather than Glasgow Roller Girls) in 2012 to reflect the athletic direction and ambitions of the club and to be more inclusive of all gender identities.

January’s object of the month is a sleeveless GRD top. The Glasgow league was rebranded as Glasgow Roller Derby rather than Glasgow Roller Girls in 2012 to reflect the athletic direction and ambitions…

01/01/2020

BBC Scotland documentary showcasing Scotland's thriving Roller Derby scene

Object of the Month: December 2019Five Years book (featuring Playworld exhibition), 2017. Items from the National Museum...
18/12/2019

Object of the Month: December 2019
Five Years book (featuring Playworld exhibition), 2017. Items from the National Museum of Roller Derby featured in an exhibition called Playworld at NN Contemporary Art in Northampton. Curated by skater Rebel Rebel #15, the project worked with the then two Northamptonshire leagues - Shoetown Slayers and Vendetta Vixens - to select items from the museum to display and resulted in a number of items being donated to the museum. View online at: womenslibrary.org.uk/2019/12/06/nmrd-object-of-the-month-five-years-book/

Established in 2012, the National Museum of Roller Derby (NMRD) is the UK’s first permanent collection of ephemera and memorabilia relating to the sport of Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby.

In 2016, to celebrate our new permanent home in Glasgow Women's Library's new Bridgeton HQ, we bring you an ‘Object of the Month’ from our ever expanding collections.

We want your old team shirts, flyers, zines and other paraphernalia to illustrate the remarkable development of the sport in the UK. Keep an eye on our page for future announcements on how to donate items to the Museum.

Photos taken by London Rockin' Rollers' Rebel Rebel #15 (aka Catherine Hemelryk) with thanks to Joe Brown & Luke Harby.

Don't miss this new documentary 'Hidden Lives: Roller Derby' all about Scotland's thriving Roller Derby scene 📺 It'll be...
09/11/2019

Don't miss this new documentary 'Hidden Lives: Roller Derby' all about Scotland's thriving Roller Derby scene 📺 It'll be screened on BBC Scotland this Thursday 14th November, 8:30pm, so tune in!

Object of the Month: November 2019Game programme from British Championships Southern division triple header hosted by Br...
04/11/2019

Object of the Month: November 2019
Game programme from British Championships Southern division triple header hosted by Brighton Rockers Roller Derby 2015. The participating teams were Brighton Rockers vs London Rockin’ Rollers, Bristol Roller Derby vs Royal Windsor Roller Girls and Portsmouth Roller Wenches vs Seaside Sirens Roller Girls. View online at: womenslibrary.org.uk/2019/11/01/nmrd-object-of-the-month-roller-derby-game-programme

Established in 2012, the National Museum of Roller Derby (NMRD) is the UK’s first permanent collection of ephemera and memorabilia relating to the sport of Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby.

In 2016, to celebrate our new permanent home in Glasgow Women's Library's new Bridgeton HQ, we bring you an ‘Object of the Month’ from our ever expanding collections.

We want your old team shirts, flyers, zines and other paraphernalia to illustrate the remarkable development of the sport in the UK. Keep an eye on our page for future announcements on how to donate items to the Museum.

Photos taken by London Rockin' Rollers' Rebel Rebel #15 (aka Catherine Hemelryk) with thanks to Joe Brown & Luke Harby.

Object of the Month: October 2019Lil Rollers is a colouring in book with art by Abigail Bulmer and created with Anna Mal...
18/10/2019

Object of the Month: October 2019
Lil Rollers is a colouring in book with art by Abigail Bulmer and created with Anna Malady. View online at: womenslibrary.org.uk/2019/10/04/nmrd-object-of-the-month-lil-rollers-colouring-book

Established in 2012, the National Museum of Roller Derby (NMRD) is the UK’s first permanent collection of ephemera and memorabilia relating to the sport of Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby.

In 2016, to celebrate our new permanent home in Glasgow Women's Library's new Bridgeton HQ, we bring you an ‘Object of the Month’ from our ever expanding collections.

We want your old team shirts, flyers, zines and other paraphernalia to illustrate the remarkable development of the sport in the UK. Keep an eye on our page for future announcements on how to donate items to the Museum.

Photos taken by London Rockin' Rollers' Rebel Rebel #15 (aka Catherine Hemelryk) with thanks to Joe Brown & Luke Harby.

Object of the Month: September 2019Get Lower, 2017This zine was made by a rookie skater Dorothy Damage about derby life....
18/09/2019

Object of the Month: September 2019
Get Lower, 2017
This zine was made by a rookie skater Dorothy Damage about derby life. It was both a record of Dorothy’s experiences and a helpful guide for other new skaters. View online at:
womenslibrary.org.uk/2019/09/06/nmrd-object-of-the-month-get-lower-zine

Established in 2012, the National Museum of Roller Derby (NMRD) is the UK’s first permanent collection of ephemera and memorabilia relating to the sport of Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby.

In 2016, to celebrate our new permanent home in Glasgow Women's Library's new Bridgeton HQ, we bring you an ‘Object of the Month’ from our ever expanding collections.

We want your old team shirts, flyers, zines and other paraphernalia to illustrate the remarkable development of the sport in the UK. Keep an eye on our page for future announcements on how to donate items to the Museum.

Photos taken by London Rockin' Rollers' Rebel Rebel #15 (aka Catherine Hemelryk) with thanks to Joe Brown & Luke Harby.

Object of the Month: August 2019Bout programme from August 2012 for a game between Auld Reekie Roller Derby’s Twisted Th...
04/08/2019

Object of the Month: August 2019
Bout programme from August 2012 for a game between Auld Reekie Roller Derby’s Twisted Thistles vs Tiger Bay Brawlers. View online at: womenslibrary.org.uk/2019/08/02/nmrd-object-of-the-month-roller-derby-bout-programme/

Established in 2012, the National Museum of Roller Derby (NMRD) is the UK’s first permanent collection of ephemera and memorabilia relating to the sport of Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby.

In 2016, to celebrate our new permanent home in Glasgow Women's Library's new Bridgeton HQ, we bring you an ‘Object of the Month’ from our ever expanding collections.

We want your old team shirts, flyers, zines and other paraphernalia to illustrate the remarkable development of the sport in the UK. Keep an eye on our page for future announcements on how to donate items to the Museum.

Photos taken by London Rockin' Rollers' Rebel Rebel #15 (aka Catherine Hemelryk) with thanks to Joe Brown & Luke Harby.

Object of the Month: July 2019Roller derby turns 10 in the UK! The oldest leagues in Europe turned ten in 2016–17 includ...
09/07/2019

Object of the Month: July 2019
Roller derby turns 10 in the UK! The oldest leagues in Europe turned ten in 2016–17 including the London Rockin' Rollers, who hosted the first intraleague game in Europe playing the Birmingham Blitz Dames in July 2007. This PuzzLRR was a commemorative puzzle book inspired by the history of LRR available at the Old School Rules Game they held for their tenth birthday in 2017.
View online at: womenslibrary.org.uk/2019/07/05/nmrd-object-of-the-month-commemorative-puzzle-book

Established in 2012, the National Museum of Roller Derby (NMRD) is the UK’s first permanent collection of ephemera and memorabilia relating to the sport of Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby.

In 2016, to celebrate our new permanent home in Glasgow Women's Library's new Bridgeton HQ, we bring you an ‘Object of the Month’ from our ever expanding collections.

We want your old team shirts, flyers, zines and other paraphernalia to illustrate the remarkable development of the sport in the UK. Keep an eye on our page for future announcements on how to donate items to the Museum.

Photos taken by London Rockin' Rollers' Rebel Rebel #15 (aka Catherine Hemelryk) with thanks to Joe Brown & Luke Harby.

Object of the Month: June 2019“Roller Derby” by Catherine Mabe – the history and all-girl revival of the greatest sport ...
07/06/2019

Object of the Month: June 2019
“Roller Derby” by Catherine Mabe – the history and all-girl revival of the greatest sport on wheels, 2007, Fulcrum Publishing. View online at: womenslibrary.org.uk/2019/06/07/nmrd-object-of-the-month-roller-derby-by-catherine-mabe

Established in 2012, the National Museum of Roller Derby (NMRD) is the UK’s first permanent collection of ephemera and memorabilia relating to the sport of Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby.

In 2016, to celebrate our new permanent home in Glasgow Women's Library's new Bridgeton HQ, we bring you an ‘Object of the Month’ from our ever expanding collections.

We want your old team shirts, flyers, zines and other paraphernalia to illustrate the remarkable development of the sport in the UK. Keep an eye on our page for future announcements on how to donate items to the Museum.

Photos taken by London Rockin' Rollers' Rebel Rebel #15 (aka Catherine Hemelryk) with thanks to Joe Brown & Luke Harby.

Object of the Month: May 2019Skate helmet donated by London Rockin' Rollers skater Deadly DeVito  #0.5. View online at: ...
05/05/2019

Object of the Month: May 2019
Skate helmet donated by London Rockin' Rollers skater Deadly DeVito #0.5. View online at: womenslibrary.org.uk/2019/05/03/nmrd-object-of-the-month-roller-derby-helmet

Object of the Month: April 2019The British Roller Derby Championships grew from the End of the World Series, an interlea...
05/04/2019

Object of the Month: April 2019
The British Roller Derby Championships grew from the End of the World Series, an interleague tournament featuring six leagues from central England in 2012. The tournament was won by The Concrete Cows: Milton Keynes Roller Derby. The trophy pictured was awarded to the Vendetta Vixens. Following the EOTW, the tournament doubled in size and became the Heartlands Series for 2013–14 then launching nationally as the British Roller Derby Championships in 2015. View online at: womenslibrary.org.uk/2019/04/05/nmrd-object-of-the-month-roller-derby-tournament-trophy

A CALL FOR DONATIONS
01/04/2019

A CALL FOR DONATIONS

Objects of the Month: March 2019An article about Glasgow Roller Derby from the Daily Record in August 2012 publicising t...
24/03/2019

Objects of the Month: March 2019
An article about Glasgow Roller Derby from the Daily Record in August 2012 publicising the Chaos on the Clyde tournament and telling new skaters how to get involved. View online at: womenslibrary.org.uk/2019/03/01/nmrd-object-of-the-month-glasgow-roller-derby-flyers

Objects of the Month: March 2019Two Glasgow flyers, the one on the left dates from the early days of the league when the...
24/03/2019

Objects of the Month: March 2019
Two Glasgow flyers, the one on the left dates from the early days of the league when they were known as Glasgow Roller Girls and MySpace was the social networking site. The right shows Chaos on the Clyde, the first WFTDA tournament held in Scotland by the renamed Glasgow Roller Derby. View online at: womenslibrary.org.uk/2019/03/01/nmrd-object-of-the-month-glasgow-roller-derby-flyers

Object of the Month: February 2019Team Scotland Roller Derby merchandise to support the team at the Roller Derby World C...
24/03/2019

Object of the Month: February 2019
Team Scotland Roller Derby merchandise to support the team at the Roller Derby World Cup that took place in February 2018 in Manchester, England. View online at: womenslibrary.org.uk/2019/02/01/nmrd-object-of-the-month-team-scotland-roller-derby-badge

Object of the Month: January 2019“Get yer skates on” feature in The Student Newspaper from Tuesday 2 March 2010. The art...
24/03/2019

Object of the Month: January 2019
“Get yer skates on” feature in The Student Newspaper from Tuesday 2 March 2010. The article interviewed Daisy Disease from Auld Reekie Roller Derby, introducing the sport. View online at: womenslibrary.org.uk/2019/01/04/nmrd-object-of-the-month-get-yer-skates-on

11/03/2019
We're making history! We need you! In 2018 we’re building the National Museum of Roller Derby collection by calling for ...
08/09/2018

We're making history! We need you! In 2018 we’re building the National Museum of Roller Derby collection by calling for donations of materials from leagues all over Scotland and beyond. Please contact us to discuss what you might be able to contribute: [email protected]

08/09/2018

Here's a sneak peak into the National Museum of Roller Derby archive at Glasgow Women's Library. Come in and visit us!

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