Museum Collection To Remain Closed Due to The Covid 19 Pandemic
Currently no date has been set for the reopening of the museum collection following the recent lifting of restrictions on museums and galleries.
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 have 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.
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”.
Museum COVID-19 Appeal Raffle
Online sales and bookings.
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/confirm all goods ordered as soon as we are able.
Conference bookings and wedding enquires remain unaffected, please contact our team as normal www.nationalconferencecentre.co.uk
We will continue to update this page regularly to keep you informed of when we plan to re-open the museum collection to visitors.