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Roy of the Rovers Calendar

19 July 2019 - 3 November 2019


Celebrate the 65th anniversary of Roy of the Rovers with a dedicated pop-up exhibition at the National Football Museum.

The Melchester Rovers legend made his first appearance in Tiger magazine in 1954, and remains a comic book icon to this very day. His exploits are known far and wide - you’ll likely hear commentators using the term ‘Roy of the Rovers stuff’ when describing last-gasp winners, underdog comebacks and intense cup drama!

Now Roy has returned, alongside his new female counterpart Rocky. See how the comic strip has evolved over the years through retrospective artwork, unique objects and family-friendly activities. Practice your drawing skills on our lightboxes, and don the iconic red and gold kit of Melchester Rovers in our dress-up area.