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Latest Videos

WD BSA M20 HANDOVER for #OPBANHAM

Following our first workshop video covering the restoration of the WD BSA M20, the bike has now been handed over to the Veterans Living History Museum for Op Banham.

Watch here to see what’s happening next, and what 99 year old veteran Lewis Banham thinks of his bike!

Music Credit on this video- “Scott Buckley – Legionnaire” is under an Attribution 4.0 International license (CC BY 4.0) https://www.youtube.com/c/ScottBuckley

Music promoted by Breaking Copyright: https://bit.ly/legionnaire-song

NATIONAL MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM WORKSHOP – VIDEO 2

Here is the second in a series of workshop videos from our YouTube channel, this time featuring a Panther Model 120.

NMM RAFFLE BIKES – SNEAKY PEEK

NEXT RAFFLE SNEAK PEEK! Take a look at this video which gives some VERY exciting news about our next Raffle.

Ever Thought About Becoming A Friend Of The Museum?

Becoming a friend of the National Motorcycle Museum gives a whole host of unique benefits, but don’t just take our word for it…..here is new video of our first “Try A Classic Day” of 2022 with members telling us why they became friends of the National Motorcycle Museum.

The driving force behind launching the NMM friend’s scheme was to give its members the chance to take part in some unique activities that are both exciting & educational. These exciting events give friends of the museum the opportunity to ride a wide selection of machines from the museum’s inventory in a safe “off road” environment and under the supervision and guidance of experienced museum personnel.

Our “Try A Classic” days are the perfect opportunity to ride bikes that most people haven’t experienced, from the oldest pioneer single speeders through to first exotic superbikes from names like Vincent!

For further info and to join this fantastic scheme: https://www.nationalmotorcyclemuseum.co.uk/support-us/friends-of-the-museum/member-benefits-and-joining/

NMM Workshop – Video 1

Here is the first in a series of videos looking at different bikes undergoing restoration in the workshops of the National Motorcycle Museum. This time it’s a WD BSA M20.

Friends Tours Day – March 2022

Saturday 26th March saw our first museum friend’s tours day of 2022. Take a look and for more details on how to become a friend visit Museum Friends Classic Bike Tours

MUSEUM PROMOTIONAL VIDEO!

We have just filmed a video as part of a series promoting various attractions within the museum’s local area.

Take a look as it really gives a flavour of what The National Museum is all about!

HENRY COLE & FRIEND’S RETURN FOR MUSEUM LIVE 2022

Following the success of our first two day show in 2021, National Motorcycle Museum LIVE continues in October 2022 as a two-day event!

As always, this is the time when everyone can visit us free of charge* and enjoy a host of exciting free attractions including the return of the popular HENRY COLE AND FRIEND’S live on stage.

*Parking charge for cars, motorcycles park FREE.

VLHM BSA M20 FIRST RUN

Working with the Veterans Living History Museum & the new BSA company, we are preparing a WD BSA M20 for the “Operation Banham” charity ride to Berlin in May.

The bike was delivered to us this assessment earlier this week, and here you can see its first run. Needless to say it needs a bit of work, but nothing that Wes & Colin from our restoration team can’t sort!

For more details of Operation Banham visit https://vlhm.co.uk/opbanham/

NMM donation collection

Museum volunteers Bob & Geoff have just collected a new donation to the museum, a 1956 Royal Enfield Bullet.

Purchased by the previous owner in 1971 for 50p, the bike will go into the workshop in the next few weeks to be restored. Look out for the next episode when the workshop team start work!

CLASSIC MOTORCYCLE CHANNEL @ THE MUSEUM

Our friends from the Classic Motorcycle Channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/TheClassicMotorcycleChannel) spent the day filming our collection of BSA Goldstar machines.

They also found out all about our Bruce Main-Smith technical archive! See the results in our video of the day’s activities.

NMM stars in upcoming ‘Shed & Buried’

Why not take a moment to watch this exciting teaser clip of the stars of Quest’s new series of ‘Shed and Buried’.

The effervescent Henry Cole and his trusty side kick Sam Lovegrove are talking to James Hewing about bikes, lockdown life and their recent filming at the National Motorcycle Museum workshop!

More details to follow once a scheduling date is confirmed in the Spring.

Ride a Classic Bike Day 2021

The fantastic Ride a Classic Day is one of the many benefits of the National Motorcycle Museum’s Friends Membership and gives you the chance to ride up to 12 bikes during from the museum collection.

Take a look at this Ride a Classic video on our YouTube channel, filmed by a friend of the museum at the last event of 2021. The next ‘Ride a Classic Date for 2022is is Saturday 2nd April, so why not sign up for membership today.

Details of how to join as well as the numerous benefits of membership, visit:
https://www.nationalmotorcyclemuseum.co.uk/support-us/friends-of-the-museum/member-benefits-and-joining/

NMM update from James Hewing, Museum Director

Please take a moment to watch this update video from Museum Director – James Hewing, announcing our new weekly YouTube video’s.

You asked to see more teaser content of what’s in store if you visit the Museum, so every week we will bring you updates, featured Museum collection bikes as well as news and special event information.

Brand New Crighton CR700 track bike start up/reveal

The brand new rotary engine powered track motorcycle got its world premiere at National Motorcycle Museum LIVE on both Sat 30th and Sunday 31st October.

Built for the track by rotary race bike legend Brian Crighton, the new Crighton CR700 track bike was fired up on stage during both Saturday and Sunday of the event!

H&H Successful first auction @ the NMM.

H&H classic auctions held a very successful first classic motorcycle & car auction @ the museum on Friday 02/06/17.

Look out for more details of more H&H classic auctions which will be held at the National Motorcycle Museum later this year.


Friends “Ride A Classic Day”

Friends of The National Motorcycle Museum enjoying another “Ride a Classic” day @ the museum on Saturday 13/05/17.

For a chance to ride one of the museum bikes, why not become a friend of the museum?

See www.thenmm.co.uk for more details.

Museum friends “Ride A Classic Bike” day 2!

Museum friends scheme members  riding more of our best machines during our second “Ride A Classic Day” of this year which was held at the museum on Sunday 02/04/17.

To find out how you can ride museum bikes like this see details of how to become a FRIEND OF THE NATIONAL MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM at www.thenmm.co.uk


Museum friends “Ride A Classic Bike” day.

Museum friends scheme members  riding lots of our best machines during our first “Ride A Classic Day” of this year which was held at the museum on Saturday 01/04/17.

To find out how you can ride bikes like this see details of how to become a FRIEND OF THE NATIONAL MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM at www.thenmm.co.uk

NEW IMP V-TWIN FIRE UP

The museum restoration team fire up the AWESOME 1936 New Imperial 500cc V-Twin in preparation for its demonstration at various events this year. The machine will also feature in a special article in The Classic Motorcycle Magazine which will focus on how we run our machines for people to enjoy! Watch this space for more details. If you can’t wait you can see the New Imp and many other amazing competition machines in Hall 5 of the greatest motorcycle museum in the world!

Classic Bike Mag at the Museum

Here’s a great video of Classic Bike magazines very own Rick Parkington (“Rick Fixes”) highlighting some of his favourite machines from the Museum collection.

Rick also discusses some of the unique elements of our “friends of the museum” membership scheme, including how you can ride some of the museum bikes!

For the full 11 minute video click here

NMM Friends Classic Bike Tours

Sunday 19/04/15 saw museum friends scheme members having the opportunity to ride some of the most exciting and valuable classic motorcycles from the museum’s inventory in our inaugural museum “Classic Bike Tour”.  This activity is another aspect of the National Motorcycle Museum friend’s scheme which gives its members the chance to take part in some unique activities that just wouldn’t be possible otherwise.  For more details click here.

NMM Friends Workshop Training Day

One of the most important aspects of the National Motorcycle Museum friend’s scheme is giving its members the chance to take part in some unique activities that just wouldn’t be possible otherwise.  Some of this unique content includes the museum’s “Workshop Training Days”.  Saturday 02/05/15 was the date when 40 friends of the Museum attended the first Museum workshop training day and this interesting film captures this unique part of what being a “friend” is all about.  For more details click here.

NMM Friends Ride a Classic Day

One of the most important aspects of the National Motorcycle Museum friend’s scheme is giving its members the chance to take part in some unique activities that just wouldn’t be possible otherwise. Some of this unique content includes the museum’s “Ride a Classic Day”.

Saturday 12/03/16 was the date when 50 friends of the Museum attended the museums first ride a classic day and this film captures this unique part of what being a “friend” is all about. For more details click here.

A Classic Adventure – Back to Basics

There weren’t always adventure bikes, but there have always been biking adventures – so what was it like for the pioneers?

Andy Davidson (MCN Staff Writer) and Ped Backer (MCN Managing Editor) riding two of National Motorcycle Museum’s models, a 1930 BSA 500 Sloper, and 1939 Triumph Tiger 100.

MCN’s classic adventure prove you don’t need the latest machine to have a really great time.

Museum’s “Pegasus” at Dragstalgia

Recently resurrected by its original team of builders/riders to run at selected events, top fuel drag machine “Pegasus” performs its first burn out since 1981 at Santa Pod’s Dragstalgia event.

See Pegasus along with loads of other famous drag/sprint machines in Hall 5 of the National Motorcycle Museum.

NMM Classic TT F1 Race

This film covers Team National Motorcycle Museum Racing’s entry into the Motorsport Merchandise Formula 1 race at the 2015 Classic TT with team rider William Dunlop aboard an ex-works Norton rotary.

NMM Classic TT-Festival of Jurby

The National Motorcycle Museum had a particularly busy fortnight at the 2015 Classic TT Festival with our taking part in various high profile activities both on and off the track.  One of the highlights of the event for many was the Festival of Jurby which is shown in this film.

NMM Classic TT-The Rotary Years Parade

At the 2015 Classic TT, the museum presented the ‘Norton Rotary Years’ parade lap as one of the highlights of the event.  Monday 31st August saw 12 Rotary Norton’s appearing on the Mountain Course ridden by some of the original riders associated with the brand.

NMM Classic TT “Pop Up” Museum

We really did take the museum to the people with no less than 32 Norton’s from every era being transported from the collection over to the 2015 Classic TT for a huge “pop up” museum display.  From 1906 through to the 1990s, a Norton race machine from every decade of the last century was displayed in what many visitors described as “the best display ever seen in a TT paddock”.

NMM Classic TT- An Interview With Brian Crighton

February 2015 saw the National Motorcycle Museum attend the MCN London motorcycle show where we announced the launch of Team National Motorcycle Museum Racing.  As part of the team launch, this film includes interview footage with the team’s crew chief and rotary race machine technical guru Brian Crighton.

The NMM @ The London Motorcycle Show

February 2015 saw the National Motorcycle Museum attend the MCN London motorcycle show at Excel in the capital’s docklands area.  With lots going on including our displaying a large amount of our ex-works Norton rotary race machines, this film captures the essence of a busy three days “on the road” for the museum.


NMM Classic TT Announcement

The National Motorcycle Museum attended the MCN London motorcycle show in the capital’s docklands area in February 2015.  This film shows us announcing the launch of Team National Motorcycle Museum Racing and our plans to race and ex-works Norton rotary at the Classic TT that year.  Also included interviews with team rider William Dunlop and museum director James Hewing.