Coronavirus – Important information

The museum collection will reopen to visitors on Monday 17/05/21, please click here for key information.

The museum is currently closed, but 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 all goods ordered as soon as we are able. For any queries please contact

Collecting Policy


The National Motorcycle Museum collection is 100% British only & actively collects items of all types to help increase the Museum’s inventory.

Our collection policy focuses on  material & motorcycles  relevant to, or manufactured by, the British motorcycle industry.

The collection also includes motorcycles and material relating to all types of motorcycle sport with a British connection.

The collection is managed by the Museum team and looked after by our three mechanics who maintain the running collection & restore and conserve motorcycles for display.

The oldest machine in the collection dates from 1898 & with an increasingly successful & resurgent British Motorcycle industry the collection also includes machines manufactured during recent years. We are pleased to work closely with current British manufactures like Triumph & Norton with reference to their proud manufacturing history.

We are happy to share our knowledge with both private individuals, heritage groups, clubs & other bodies.

For any enquiries about the Museum Collection email or call 01675 443311