Coronavirus – Important information

The museum collection will reopen to visitors on Monday 17/05/21, please click here for key information.

The museum is currently closed, but online sales via our web shop remain operational. This includes all retail goods, Bruce Main-Smith Technical literature and online raffle sales. However, please note that we will be unable to dispatch goods ordered until the Thursday of each week. This will also include confirmation of your on-line raffle entry. The National Motorcycle Museum values your support very much at this difficult time, please rest assured that we will dispatch all goods ordered as soon as we are able. For any queries please contact


Grateful thanks go to the late David Stanford, from Walsall, who left his unique 1922 Monopole JAP 269cc flat tank to the museum.

This is believed to be the only surviving example from the small Coventry manufacturer.

The museum is especially grateful for donations like this during these most difficult of times.


  1. Brenda Stanford October 24, 2020 at 10:07 am #

    Hello James, my cousin found this posting online. I am amazed and very pleased. Dave would have been really chuffed to see this! Thank you. Brenda Stanford.

    • NMM News October 26, 2020 at 12:18 pm #

      Hi Brenda,

      Absolutely no problem, it’s a pleasure!

      Kindest regards

      James Hewing
      Museum Director
      National Motorcycle Museum

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