Important information

The museum collection & foyer food court have now reopened 7 days a week, please click here for visitor information.

The National Motorcycle Museum values your support. For any queries please contact 01675 444123 or

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Opening Hours & Our Reopening Appeals Update

The museum collection and food court have now reopened 7 days a week Monday to Sunday 08.30-17.30

There is no need to pre book a day or time for your visit.

Please note that we are now a cashless venue.

Use of a mask is entirely at visitors discretion.


All the team here at the museum want to thank everyone who has given to both of our Covid-19 appeal raffles held in late 2020 & early 2021. As promised, following the Government’s “roadmap” out of restrictions, the funds raised have been used directly for the purpose of reopening the museum to visitors.

To see the lucky winners of both our appeal raffles visit


Whilst the funds raised so far have allowed us to reopen, we are still short of our original £500k reopening target. Therefore, we ask that you support us by entering our exciting Norton summer raffle, or donating directly to our appeal fund. Details of both of these options can be seen by clicking the links at the bottom of this page.

Our appeals were given extra significance by the fact that, in late 2020, the museum received the devastating news that we have been turned down for a grant from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund. At that time we received an e-mail from the Heritage Lottery Fund (who were partly responsible for administering the scheme) that our application “did not meet the criteria for the programme, and the board has decided not to award a grant through the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage”.

We cannot begin to describe what a blow this news was, and adds even more importance to our current appeals, one of which gives the chance to win one of two stunning Norton motorcycles.

NORTON_Logo_BlackVery special thanks must go to our friends at Norton Motorcycles for donating the brand new Norton Commando 961 Classic as a first prize. Along with everyone that has contributed by purchasing a raffle ticket in the past, or given directly to our appeal fund, Norton Motorcycles have supported us when the Government’s DCMS (Department of Culture, Media and Sport) would not.

Museum Summer Raffle – enter for a chance to win a Brand New 2021 Norton Commando Classic 961cc motorcycle. Buy your tickets online!

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