Coronavirus – Important information

The museum collection remains closed to visitors, 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

Classic Bike Tours

Museum Friends Classic Bike Tours

One of the most important aspects of the National Motorcycle Museum Friend’s scheme is giving its members the chance to take part in some unique activities that just wouldn’t be possible otherwise. Some of this unique content includes the Museum’s  “Classic Bike Tours”.

Sunday 19/04/15 saw Museum Friends scheme members having the opportunity to ride some of the most exciting and valuable classic motorcycles from the Museum’s inventory in our inaugural Museum “Classic Bike Tour”.

Those taking part received an induction and “off road” training before being escorted by ex-police motorcyclists around the beautiful Warwickshire countryside. Riding via Henley in Arden in the morning and Stratford upon Avon in the afternoon, five riders enjoyed various exotic machinery including a Brough Superior SS100, Vincent Black Shadow and a BSA Rocket Goldstar! Each class of machine attracts a different “hire” fee which includes insurance cover and lunch in the Museum restaurant.

Friend of the Museum Mrs Tracey Messer (pictured riding the ex-George Formby 1947 Norton International) commented: I had always wanted to have a go on British bikes & I’ve always loved Norton’s. I ride a Suzuki Gladius 650cc normally but it’s incredible to be able to have a go on something as valuable as this”.

The Museum will be offering up to four of these exciting days to Museum friend’s scheme members every year with full details being made available via their quarterly newsletter.

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How to become a Friend of The National Motorcycle Museum

Phone:Call the National Motorcycle Museum on 01675 443311
Online:Click here