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

Fundraising & Donations

Fundraising and Donations

You might not realise but the National Motorcycle Museum doesn’t receive any form of public funding. The museum is dependent on the success of our conference venue hire and banqueting complex and the support and donations of individuals and industry for the funds to maintain our high standards of display, exhibits and amenities are vital to our work.

Your gift, no matter what size, will make a significant difference to our museum and its collection.

Below are some of the other ways that you can help support the work of the National Motorcycle Museum.



The Museum is licensed by the UK Lottery & Gambling Commission to undertake society lotteries (raffles) which help support the work of the museum. We offer a fantastic motorcycle as a first and second prize in each of our six monthly raffles.

Become a Friend of The National Motorcycle Museum.

The National Motorcycle Museum’s 30th anniversary in 2014 saw the launch of the most exciting and innovative Membership scheme ever undertaken by a museum or similar organisation.

For an annual subscription friends will get to support the greatest motorcycle museum in the world and also receive-

Joining pack & membership card, unlimited free entry to the museum for one year, 10% Discount in museum shop & restaurant, colour quarterly newsletter, one Free “Bruce Main-Smith” photocopy set per annum, access to regular workshop instruction days, our try a classic bike instruction days, museum “classic bike tours” (ride a Brough Superior!), discount insurance services & museum track days amongst other benefits!

For more details of the National Motorcycle Museum Friends scheme including how to join on-line click here

Donate a machine or related artefact

Collecting is the core work that we do with material being added to the collections all the time. Therefore we are always grateful for offers of new items both large & small! Items offered are carefully catalogued and all donations, both large and small, are acknowledged by letter. We have certain criteria that are attached to our accepting motorcycles into the collection.

For further details click here or contact James Hewing, Museum Director