Coronavirus – Important information

The museum collection remains closed to visitors, 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

Museum COVID Appeal Raffle

Museum COVID-19 Appeal Raffle

Museum COVID-19 Appeal Raffle, buy your tickets online!

Donations can now be made securely, online – choose your donation amount from our online shop

This is an urgent appeal concerning our plans for how and when we might be able to reopen, and the impact that the Covid-19 pandemic has had on our business.

Many visitors will not realize that the National Motorcycle Museum receives no external funding whatsoever. This means that, not only do we rely on visitors to the museum, but mainly on the income from our conference business and two sister hotels.

Everyone knows that hospitality and leisure has been one of the worst hit sectors, and we don’t know when our National Conference Centre, Manor Hotel Meriden, and Windmill Village Hotel Coventry will be able to reopen fully, let alone trade profitably.

Therefore, the museum is launching an appeal which gives people the chance to help us raise the £500,000 required in two different ways.

Museum Appeal Raffle Motorcycles

Help us to remain open and have the chance to win three amazing classic motorcycles.

Museum Director James Hewing explains further: “Without the income from our three sister businesses, the museum may not be able to reopen, and then remain open until they return to normal trading.The museum itself requires a surplus of around £500,000 per year just to break even. Therefore, on Friday 17/07/20, the museum will be launching an appeal which gives people the chance to help us raise the £500,000 required in two different ways”

1st Prize


2nd Prize


3rd Prize


Become a Friend of the Museum

You can also help by becoming a Friend of The National Motorcycle Museum.