Roy of the Rovers – The Exhibition at the National Football Museum

Gemma Gibb, Associate Editor
Roy of the Rovers

Roy of the Rovers - The Exhibition at National Football Museum, Cathedral Quarter, 19 July–3 November 2019, from £5 - Visit now

One of football’s most gripping characters Roy of the Rovers celebrate his 65th anniversary with a dedicated pop-up exhibition at the National Football Museum.

Featuring comics, objects, paraphernalia, new artworks, selfie moments with Roy himself and a full family event programme, see how the comic strip has changed over the years from 1954 to his comeback in 2018.

The Melchester Rovers legend made his first appearance in Tiger magazine and his exploits are known far and wide.  Commentators still often use the term ‘Roy of the Rovers stuff’ when describing last-gasp winners, underdog comebacks and intense cup drama.

Roy of the Rovers is now captivating a new generation of readers joined by his sister Rocky, fresh off the back off her exploits at the Women’s World Cup in France.

Practice your drawing skills on the National Football Museum’s lightboxes, and don the iconic red and gold kit of Roy of the Rovers Melchester Rovers in the dress-up area.

Every weekday during the school holidays from 11am – 1pm Comic Creations workshops enable you to be the star of your very own story and write yourself into football history.

Don’t forget to leave time for all the interactive experiences. The National Football Museum is far from a passive day out so head for the Penalty Shootout, Shot Stopper, On The Ball, Commentary and Pass Master challenges before your final whistle.

Admission is free for Greater Manchester residents

Roy of the Rovers - The Exhibition at National Football Museum, Cathedral Quarter

19 July–3 November 2019
From £5