Museum Live 2022

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NMM “Live” Open Day – Sat 29th & Sun 30th October 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.

*Car parking charges apply.

National Motorcycle Museum Live event

2022  Highlights

Free Museum Entry: Everyone is invited to visit the museum collection free-of-charge!

Meet The Experts presented in association with Central Wheel Components Ltd:

In attendance will be some of the museum’s specialist suppliers & craftsmen (including our own restoration team) as well as other classic motorcycling personalities who will be available to chat and answer questions.

Don’t miss the LIVE wheel building demos by Central Wheel Components Ltd.

Meet Experts

Museum LIVE “Start Up” Feature:

See & HEAR some of the most famous race machines in the world started up in our LIVE start-up feature which will take place on stage in the museum’s Britannia Suite.

Bikes old and new will include some of the museum’s famous racing inventory as well as ex-MotoGP bikes courtesy of feature coordinators Roger Charlesworth, Dominic Copas & Phil Morris Racing.

Back again for 2022, genius special builder ALLEN MILLYARD will be firing up his monstrous Millyard Viper V10 with its 8 litre Dodge Viper engine producing 500 BHP!


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When Ernst Degner defected from East Germany in 1961, bringing with him the secrets of Walter Kaaden’s 2 stroke tuning at MZ, GP racing was destined to become 2 stroke powered. Yamaha, Suzuki, Tohatsu, Kawasaki , Bridgstone , Rotax and Villiers all piled into GP racing with 2 strokes, yet it was 1975 before all classes were won by 2 strokes. The reason for this was Honda & MV Agusta still believed in 4 strokes, and their determination and ingenuity kept the 2 stroke tide at bay for more than a decade.

They went about it in very different ways.


Honda threw money at developing progressively more complicated multi-cylinder engines giving higher and higher rev limits and thus more power. The result was the incredible RC166 six-cylinder 250cc which in Mike Hailwood’s hands was almost unbeatable.

MV went in a different direction, lighter, narrower ,more agile, and ultra-reliable with its 3-cylinder 500cc machine . From 1965 till 1974 these bikes were dominant in the larger classes in the hands of Giacomo Agostini and Phil Read.

Beautiful examples of each of these iconic machines will be running as part of our LIVE start up feature at NMM Live 2022.

You will not just see these fabulous winners , and hear their stories, you can also hear them running TOGETHER at near max revs in the indoor warmth of the museum’s magnificent Britannia Suite.

Come and hear them and take the memory away with you to help you through the dark, cold, and motorcycle-free winter months ahead.

Once heard never forgotten!

Indoor Trade Area:

The event will feature a large indoor trade area held within the warm & dry surroundings of both the National Motorcycle Museum and our conference facilities.
The event will also feature trade stands & displays from many well-known names including Central Wheel Components Ltd, H&H Classic Auctions, Sealey Tools, with no less than five manufacturers in attendance; BSA, Triumph, Langen, Norton and Royal Enfield.

The museum shop will be open throughout the event selling a huge range of classic motorcycling books, clothing & memorabilia.


We are very excited to welcome back TV star HENRY COLE to our LIVE stage.The most popular event feature by far, “HENRY COLE & FRIENDS” will feature popular personalities from Henry’s TV shows including HENRY COLE, SAM LOVEGROVE, GUY “SKID” WILLISON and ALLEN MILLYARD.


Held on the stage in the museum’s magnificent Britannia suite, TT legend & TV presenter- rider STEVE PLATER will host these two brilliant FREE TO ENTER stage shows at 11.00am & 2.00pm which will take place on BOTH DAYS of the event.

Other motorcycling personalities from the past and present will also be in attendance including the legendary STEVE PARRISH (Saturday) and 8-time TT Winner PETER HICKMAN (Sunday).


Henry Cole, Allen Millyard, Sam Lovegrove, Steve Plater, Steve Parrish and Peter Hickman will be holding special signing sessions at the event when they will all be autographing your memorabilia.

Exciting new TT Milestones Book Launch & Calendar Feature.

Live on the Britannia Stage on both Saturday & Sunday at this years ‘Museum Live’ will be our superstar host, Steve Plater interviewing the amazing Rachael Clegg – to chat about her work creating and appearing in the famous “Milestones” TT Calendars and new book which will be launched at the event.

RC Book

The new 260-page book, simply known as Rachael Clegg: Book One (the Isle of Man TT), features a striking collection of photography celebrating the island’s unparalleled racing heritage.

Pop and see this wonderful and informative discussion (10.40am – 11.00am on Saturday & Sunday).

Rachael will also be appearing as part of our “meet the experts” feature where you will be able to purchase both the new book and TT Milestones calendars from her stand situated in the museum’s Compton Suite.

Plus, The Draw For The Best Classic Motorcycle Raffle Prize In The World:

Our summer 2022 raffle to win a gorgeous 1958 BSA DBD 34 Gold Star will be drawn by Henry Cole live on stage during the afternoon of Sun 30/10/22.

Raffle tickets available to purchase on-line or by calling the Museum on 01675 444140


Car parking for the event is just £15.00 per car with motorcycle parking absolutely free. Given the event’s huge popularity, the museum encourages car sharing which makes this nominal parking charge even better value!

Food Court & Bar:

Fantastic catering provided by the museum’s chefs will be available in our Premier Suite food court & bar area. This area will also be the venue for our live band, providing musical entertainment over lunchtime.

Our famous breakfast BBQ will be available, plus the museum restaurant will be open as normal, serving a wide variety of hot meals and snacks from 8.30am onwards.

Summer Raffle 2022

Plus, The Draw For The Best Classic Motorcycle Raffle Prize In The World:

Our summer 2022 raffle to win a gorgeous 1958 BSA DBD 34 Gold Star will be drawn by Henry Cole live on stage during the afternoon of Sat 30/10/22.

Raffle tickets available to purchase on-line

Or by calling the Museum on 01675 444140