Coronavirus – Important information

The museum collection remains closed to visitors, please click here for key information.

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Display Halls

FOYER (Free to enter)

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Special Exhibitions.

The Foyer of the Museum is free to enter and also contains the museum gift shop and admissions desk. The foyer is reserved for special, temporary exhibits as well as some unique machines to whet the appetite for the five main halls to come! You will also be able to view the museum’s collection of motorcycle manufacturer made cars as well as our extensive collection of veteran, vintage & classic road going sidecar outfits.

Also contains the following special displays-

  • Our Tribute to Geoff Duke.
  • The museum’s collection of sidecars outfits.
  • Velocette road machines.
  • Other special/temporary displays which change on a regular basis.

HALL 1

Hall 1

60 Glorious Years.

The idea of museum founder Mr William “Roy” Richard’s, hall 1 showcases the 60 glorious years of motorcycle manufacturer in this country from 1898 to 1960. With machines of all types and marques from the earliest veterans through to the powerful 650cc “twins” of the “rocker” years, this hall helps visitors chart the development of the motorcycle. All the bikes are displayed in numerical/year order 1898-1960 and also includes the museum’s large collection of both Vincent & Sunbeam machines.

Also contains the following special displays

  • Vincent road machines
  • Sunbeam road machines.

HALL 2

Hall 2

Road Motorcycles A,B & C in alphabetical order (not BSA).

Also contains the following special displays-

  • Brough Superior.
  • Military Machines (Including our special “Troop Aid” feature).
  • Photo Studio (Showcasing a very special or temporary loan machine).
  • Prototypes (x22 machines).
  • Working Bikes (Police, Ambulance etc).

HALL 3

Hall 3

Road Motorcycles B (BSA) D,E,F,G,H,I,J,K,L,M,N in alphabetical order (not Norton).

Also contains the following special displays-

  • The Museum’s huge collection of BSA & Matchless machines all displayed in numerical/year order.

HALL 4

Hall 4

Road Motorcycles N (Norton), T & R (Royal Enfield) in alphabetical order.

Also contains the following special displays-

  • The Museum’s huge collection of Norton, Triumph & Royal Enfield  machines all displayed in numerical/year order.

HALL 5

Hall 5

Competition Motorcycles A-Z

The Museum’s huge collection of competition motorcycles, including road race, off road, sprint & dragster machines all displayed in numerical/year order.

Also contains the following special displays-

  • World Record Breakers (Sprint & Dragsters).
  • Works Norton Rotaries (All the ex-works Norton Rotary race machines in one place including the famous Steve Hislop 1992 Senior TT winning “White Charger”).