Following the massive success of Museum LIVE over the past four years, Saturday 27/10/18 will see the museum host our 5th annual free open day when everyone will be invited to visit the museum collection free of charge. There will also be a host of other free attractions including our amazing “stars on stage” feature which is presented in association with Norton Motorcycles Ltd.


Museum Live 2018 Timetable: To assist visitors, everyone arriving on site will be given a free timetable with a full list & timings of all the day’s exciting, free, events.

Free Museum Entry: Everyone will be invited to visit the museum collection free-of-charge.

Indoor Autojumble & Trade Area: The event will feature a large indoor autojumble held within the warm & dry surroundings of the National Motorcycle Museum’s conference facilities.

The event will also feature trade stands & displays from many well-known names including Central Wheel Components Ltd, H&H Classic Auctions, Footman James, Triumph, Norton, Bonhams Auctioneers and Sealey Tools.

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

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.

Stars On Stage presented in association with Norton Motorcycles Ltd:

TT legend, TV presenter & Norton factory test rider STEVE PLATER will host two special FREE TO ENTER “stars on stage” features at 11.00am & 2.00pm.

Held on the stage in the museum’s magnificent Britannia suite, these free 1 hour chat shows have a Norton theme this year featuring current works Norton Rider JOHN McGUINNESS as well as Norton CEO Stuart Garner & chief designer Simon Skinner. The latest Norton TT race machine and stunning new road going V4 will also be fired up live on stage during the show! Not only that, but Norton road race stars from past including TREVOR NATION & MICK GRANT will join this exciting question & answer sessions.

Other motorcycling personalities from the past and present will also be in attendance including road race legends ALEX GEORGE & JOHN “MOONEYES” COOPER.  

There will also be special book signing session with TV personality HENRY COLE who will be signing his newly published book “A Bikers Life” at the event

LIVE “Start Up” Feature Presented by the Brackley Festival of Motorcycling:

See & HEAR some of the most famous race machines in the world started up in our LIVE start-up zone, situated in our external fountain courtyard area. Bikes old and new will include some of the museum’s famous racing inventory as well as ex-Moto GP bikes courtesy of the Brackley Festival of Motorcycling & Phil Morris Racing.

Not only this but genius special builder ALAN MILLYARD will be firing up no less than four of his stunning creations including his recently completed Millyard RC374 six cylinder.

Food Court, Bar & Live Band:

Fantastic catering provided by the museum’s chefs will be available in our new, undercover, food court & bar area situated adjacent to the LIVE start-up zone. This area will also be the venue for our live band providing musical entertainment over lunchtime.

The museum restaurant will also be open as normal serving a wide variety of hot meals and snacks from breakfast time onwards.

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

Our summer 2018 raffle to win a 1969 Royal Enfield Interceptor 750cc Series II worth over £12,000 will be drawn by John McGuinness live on stage during the afternoon of the event on 27/10/18.

There’s still time to enter to win this amazing prize with raffle tickets available to purchase on-line from or by calling the Museum on 01675 444123.


Car parking for the event is just £5.00 per car with motorcycle parking absolutely free. Given the events huge popularity, the museum encourages car sharing which makes this nominal parking charge even better value!

For further Museum Live 2018 updates/timetable see

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