After the cancellation of the 2020 event due to Covid-19, Saturday 30/10/21 will see the museum return to hosting our 7th annual free open day when everyone will be invited to visit the museum collection free of charge. Now one of the largest events in the biking calendar, there will also be a host of other free attractions including Henry Cole and Friends live on stage!
Museum Live 2021 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 is invited to visit the museum collection, free-of-charge.
Indoor Autojumble & Trade Area: The event will feature a large indoor autojumble and trade area held within the warm & dry surroundings of the museum. For details of how to book a 2m pitch for just £100.00 (ex VAT) with electric hook up (if required) charged at £25.00, contact Dan Powell by e-mail
The event will also feature trade stands & displays from many well-known names from the wonderful world of motorcycling!
The museum shop will be open throughout the event selling a huge range of classic motorcycling books, clothing & memorabilia.
Meet The Experts:
In attendance will be some of the museum’s specialist suppliers & craftsmen, (including our own restoration team) as well as other classic motorcycling experts who will be available to chat and answer questions.
Henry Cole And Friends Live On Stage:
TT legend & TV presenter STEVE PLATER will host two special free to enter HENRY COLE AND FRIENDS stage shows at 11.00am & 2.00pm.
Held on the stage in the museum’s magnificent Britannia suite, these now legendary free 1 hour chat shows will feature TVs Henry Cole and Sam Lovegrove, as well as whole host of motorcycling personalities from the past & present.
The celebrities joining Henry on stage will be announced in the coming months. Watch this space!
All our guest stars will also be making personal appearances to sign your favorite memorabilia in addition to some special book/memorabilia signing sessions.
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 on our LIVE Start-Up Stage, situated in our Britannia Suite. 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.
Food Court & Bar:
Fantastic catering provided by the museum’s chefs will be available in our Premier Suite food court & bar area.
The museum restaurant will also be open as normal serving a wide variety of hot meals and snacks from breakfast time onwards.
The Draw For The Best Classic Motorcycle Raffle Prize In The World:
Our summer 2021 raffle to win an amazing classic motorcycle will be drawn by Henry Cole live on stage during the afternoon of the event on 30/10/21.
Car parking for the event is just £10.00 per car with motorcycle parking absolutely free.
Like the rest of the UK, we are hoping that normality will have resumed by the date of our event. Any Government guidance which is applicable at the time will be followed to ensure the safety and enjoyment of visitors and museum staff.
For further details and updates on Museum Live 2021 see

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