We're thrilled to announce that Roy is getting his very own museum exhibition for this 65th birthday, as we've teamed up with the National Football Museum for an exclusive pop-up, and you're all invited! The exhibition starts on July 19th and runs until November, so save the date and put in your diary football fans!

As you well know, 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. So come and 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.

Manchester residents get free entry!

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