It is a place where ‘Legends Live On’ and it is a tribute to and a living record of this once great British industry that dominated world markets for some sixty years. In a society that is quick to lose its appreciation of the inherent skills and industry of this nation, the Museum records for posterity the engineering achievements of the last century. It is a place where an older generation can once again view with nostalgia the machines they rode in days gone by, and younger generations can study the development of the motorcycle from its earlier days to the golden years of the 1930s-60s, when British motorcycles ‘ruled the world’.
There is little doubt that the Museum is recognised as the centre for individuals, groups, and organisations with an interest in the British motorcycle industry and as a meeting place in superb surroundings for all kinds of activities relating to the industry. The Museum has a fine gift shop that houses a very extensive book department, together with souvenirs, posters, photographs and other memorabilia. A fully licensed self-service restaurant is available throughout opening hours, as well as extensive conference and banqueting suites offering exceptional state-of-the-art facilities.
But it is the motorcycles that most visitors will come to see, and we wish them a very happy time with us amidst the glittering paint, chrome and nickel of the past.
Open all the time
The museum is open everyday of the year, with the exception of Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Opening times are from 8.30am to 5.30pm.
Admission charged. Adults £8.95. Children 4-15 inc Senior Citizens 6.95. Family Ticket (2 adults 2 children) £24.95. Reductions for pre-booked parties. Further details are available from the Museum reception staff on 01675 443311
Junction 6 of the M6
- Baby changing facilities
- Coach parties accepted
- Credit cards accepted (no fee)
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
- Education/study area
- Facilities for groups
- Facilities for educational visits
- Gift shop
- On-site catering
- Public toilets
- Accepts groups
- Facilities for conferencing
- Facilities for corporate hospitality
- Children welcome
- Disabled access
- Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
- Smoking not allowed