NMRD Object of the Month

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 the Facebook page for future announcements on how to donate items to the Museum.

Photos taken by Rebel Rebel #15 (aka Catheine Hemelryk) with thanks to Joe Brown & Luke Harby

Five Years book interior pages featuring Playworld exhibition, with a photo of a roller derby helmet covered in stickers from the NMRD collection

NMRD Object of the Month: Five Years book

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 month is the Five Years book, featuring the Playworld exhibition which featured items from the NMRD collection.

Game programme from the British Championships Southern division triple header hosted by Brighton Rockers Roller Derby 2015. This side of the programme is a fold-out poster with an illustration of two clashing roller derby players, with the text 'British Roller Derby Championships' across the centre.

NMRD Object of the Month: Roller Derby Game Programme

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 month is a game programme from the British Championships Southern division.

Lil Rollers colouring book cover, featuring a gleeful young roller derby player leaping with her arms out.

NMRD Object of the Month: Lil Rollers Colouring Book

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 is the Lil Rollers Colouring Book.

Get Lower! zine front cover, with the title 'Get LOWER!: tales of a roller derby rookie' in a speech buble, and a background of roller skates, hearts and lightning flashes. The zine is printed in black and white.

NMRD Object of the Month: Get Lower! zine

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 month is Get Lower!, a zine about derby life created by rookie skater Dorothy Damage.

Roller Derby Bout programme cover, featuring a roller derby player in protective gear including a green helmet with a black star, wearing a sleeveless t-shirt that says 'Auld Reekie Roller Girls', and animal print leggings.

NMRD Object of the Month: Roller Derby Bout Programme

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 is a Roller Derby Bout Programme for Auld Reekie Roller Girls Twisted Thistles vs Tiger Bay Brawlers.

Roller Derby themed puzzle book cover featuring a wordsearch

NMRD Object of the Month: Commemorative Puzzle Book

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 a Roller Derby themed puzzle book commemorating the tenth anniversary of Roller Derby in the UK.

Roller Derby by Catherine Mabe, cover

NMRD Object of the Month: Roller Derby by Catherine Mabe

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 Roller Derby: The history and all-girl revival of the greatest sport on wheels by Catherine Mabe

Skate helmet donated by skater Deadly DeVito #0.5. The helmet is covered in colourful roller derby and brand stickers

NMRD Object of the Month: Roller Derby helmet

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 a roller derby helmet donated by skater Deadly DeVito #0.5.

End of the World Series 6th place trophy awarded to the Vendetta Vixens. The trophy is in the shape of a roller boot.

NMRD Object of the Month: Roller Derby tournament trophy

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 is a tournament trophy from the End of the World Series in 2012.

Two Early Glasgow Roller Derby flyers: one on the left dates from the early days of the league when they were known as Glasgow Roller Girls, while the right shows Chaos on the Clyde, the first WFTDA tournament held in Scotland.

NMRD Object of the Month: Glasgow Roller Derby flyers

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. March 2019’s object(s) are Glasgow Roller Derby flyers.