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Museum Live 2017

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NMM “Live” Open Day – Sat 4th November 2017

Following the massive success of Museum LIVE over the past three years, Saturday 04/11/17 will see the museum host our 4th annual free open day when everyone will be invited to visit the museum collection free of charge.

There will also be a host of other free attractions including our amazing “stars on stage” feature which is presented in association with wheel builders to the museum, Central Wheel Components Ltd.

Museum Director James Hewing commented:  “Utilising our conference venue that adjoins the Museum we are planning another great open day event in some of the most prestigious surroundings you can imagine.  After the huge success of our previous Museum Live event in 2016, we have even more attractions planned for the whole family to enjoy.”


Highlights include

Free Museum Entry: Everyone will be invited to visit the newly reconfigured museum collection, free-of-charge.

If you think you’ve seen the museum before-think again!

Meet The Experts:

In attendance will be some of the museum’s specialist suppliers, craftsmen, and related personalities (including our own restoration team) who will be available to chat and answer questions.


Colin Restorer Museum

 Museum Live “Start Up” Feature:

See & HEAR some of the most famous race machines in the world started up in our special LIVE START UP area which has been enlarged for 2017. Bikes old and new will include some of the museums famous racing inventory as well as ex-Moto GP bikes courtesy of Phil Morris Racing & the Brackley Festival of Motorcycling.


LIVE Start Up

Indoor Autojumble & Trade Area: The event will feature a large indoor autojumble held within the warm & dry surroundings of the National Motorcycle Museums conference facilities. For details of how to book a 6ft pitch for just £35.00 contact Dan Powell on (01675) 444112 or e-mail

The event will also feature trade stands & displays from many well-known names including Footman James insurance brokers, Triumph, Norton, Bonhams auctioneers and H&H classic auctions.

The museum shop will also be open throughout the event selling a huge range of classic motorcycling books, clothing & memorabilia.

Celebrity Book Signings

Special book signing sessions will take place with both Freddie Spencer & Peter Williams who will have their newly published works available at the event.

Museum Shop & Restaurant: The Museum shop and restaurant will be open throughout the day serving breakfast, lunch & a range of hot meals & snacks.

Food Court, Bar & Live Band:

Fantastic catering provided by the museums chefs will be available in our Ballacraine suite food court & bar area. This area will also be the venue for our live band providing musical entertainment over lunchtime.

Stars on Stage & Riders Wives In Association With Central Wheel Components:


Racing legend and pundit STEVE PARRISH will host two special FREE TO ENTER “stars on stage” features at 11.00am & 2.00pm.

Held on the stage in the museums magnificent Britannia suite these free 1 hour chat shows will feature multiple world champions FREDDIE SPENCER & CARL FOGARTY MBE plus their partners in a fun “RIDERS WIVES” question and answer session. Other motorcycling personalities from the past and present will also be in attendance including PETER HICKMAN, MICHAEL RUTTER, MARIA COSTELLO, JOHN “MOONEYES” COOPER & PETER WILLIAMS.

All our guest stars will also be making personal appearances to sign your favorite memorabilia.



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Parking: Car parking for the event is just £5.00 per car with motorcycle parking absolutely free. Given the events huge popularity, the museum encourages car sharing which makes this nominal parking charge even better value!

Summer Raffle 2017

Plus the draw for the best classic motorcycle raffle prize in the world: Our Summer 2017 Raffle will be drawn by one of our celebrity guests live on stage during the afternoon of the event.

With the chance to win a 1960 BSA DBD34 Gold Star Clubman 500cc! Raffle tickets available to purchase on-line or by calling the Museum on 01675 444140.

Raffle tickets available to purchase on-line

Or by calling the Museum on 01675 444140