Meet The Team

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James Hewing
Museum Director

It’s not just the bikes at The National Motorcycle Museum that make us so special! Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are here to make your visit informative as well as enjoyable.

With decades of combined experience our team are able to help with many of the queries that you might have about the British Motorcycles that make up the Museum collection.

Don’t forget that we are also one of the UKs largest conference & banqueting facilities with a whole team of experienced professionals ready to make your special occasion or corporate function a success. For more details of the National Conference Centre click here.

Reception / Shop / Admissions

The National Motorcycle Museum is not just about the bikes as we also boast a fantastic Museum shop which has the largest selection of motorcycling related titles that you will find anywhere. We also have a brand new web shop which means that you can order any one of the 1000s of items that we stock for delivery to your home, wherever you live in the world!

On our web shop you can also purchase admission tickets as well as gift wrapped items which make ideal presents for every British motorcycle enthusiast.

See our online shop for more details or e-mail one of the team


Lyn Downes

Claire staff picture

Claire Hartland
Shop Manageress


Lorna Coombs-Hartland
Buyer/Bruce Main-Smith Publications

Bob Badland

Bob Badland
Museum Assistant/Tour Guide

The Museums Restaurant and Cafe is situated on the first floor of the Museum, serving a delicious range of Illy coffee, tea, hot chocolate & soft drinks, as well as a fabulous selection of hot meals, paninis, soups, cold sandwiches & cakes.

For more details of our restaurant & café opening hours click here.

Wendy Bradnock

Wendy Bradnock
Restaurant Manageress (Weekdays)


Karen Hodge
Café & Retail Assistant


Cath Lee-Poyner
Café & Retail Assistant

Maintenance / Restoration Team

Many of the machines in the National Motorcycle Museum collection have been restored “in house” by one of our “family of restorers”. The Museum is proud that we have 3 generations of one family working as both restorers and mechanics to our huge inventory of British motorcycles.

For more details of the specialist services that our team of experts can offer click here.


Colin Wall
Chief Restorer


Wesley Wall