National Motorcycle Museum
National Motorcycle Museum
4.5
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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The National Motorcycle Museums award winning facilities provides a truly unique venue for your conference, seminar, banquet or function. Breathtaking displays of literally hundreds of fully restored British motorcycles are on hand to provide an extra attraction to your delegates. We aim to offer more than a unique venue, however. We know that the success of any function is dependent upon the backing and support of an experienced and caring staff. 13 luxuriously appointed and newly renovated suites, ranging from just 5 to up to 1000 delegates offer the flexibility to suite most requirements. The National Motorcycle Museum is at the hub of the country’s motorway system and rail network, with Birmingham International railway station just five-minutes taxi ride away. Access from everywhere within the UK is direct and overseas visitors praise the excellent international services provided at Birmingham Airport, which is less than two miles in distance away. The National Exhibition Centre is also near the Museum complex and we offer vast car parking facilities.Many of our clients are ‘blue-chip’ companies from home and overseas. They come back to us time after time – we know you will too, and look forward to seeing you to discuss your requirements in the near future.
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John R
2 contributions
Dec 2022 • Friends
Visited Saturday 3rd December and enjoyed a leisurely stroll reminiscing about the bikes I rose in my earlier years, approaching lunch time and feeling very hungry and in need of lunch, my cousin and I made for the cafe, I found a table for 4 while my cousin and his wife went for something to eat, as it was after noon, I anticipated a wait, however upon their return, they said they could only find a roll, the counter staff would not make anything fresh eve for a diabetic who needed it.
Not the kind of attitude one expects toward health.
Museum thumbs up, cafe let it's self down.
Written December 6, 2022
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Russell Harty
Geneva, Switzerland33 contributions
Feb 2023
I had a very enjoyable visit. The museum is packed with all the leading British motorcycle models since the 1880s to the present. The collection deserves to be housed in a larger building to allow visitors to view the motorcycles from 360 degrees but the huge quantity of motorbikes was magical. I would have liked the information panels to be in much bigger font. I found myself picking up the panels by the motorbikes in order to have a good read.

The atmosphere is laid back and friendly. There is a cafeteria which serves hot tea, sausage rolls and pasties; as well as a shop selling motorbike clothes, books and trinkets.

Unlike the Harley Davidson museum in Milwaukee there are no interactive exhibits, animation or museum quality panels to explain the history and development of the UK motorcycle industry. Notwithstanding this, the collection itself is absolutely wonderful.

I look forward to a second visit later in the year.. Definitely a collection to be visited and savoured over and over.
Written March 1, 2023
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jheesom
Runcorn, UK27 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
One of the perks of being a member is that you can ride a classic bike when the event is held on numerous days of the year . I booked my ride for the afternoon of the 6th August at a cost of £20.00. I was expecting to ride a bike for about 10 minutes. There were 10 bikes to choose from but about 14 people so there was a bit of waiting. You can ride all of the bikes over a period of two hours around a circuit of the carpark. It is a great experience and highly recommended and great value for the money.
Written August 8, 2022
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Mandi S
18 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
I regularly attend the conference facility for the craft show which occurs a few times a year. I attended today with friends and was informed that apart from the craft show, there was a football room set aside for spectators and the usual visitors to the museum. Knowing these things are arranged well in advance, why does the cafe completely run out of everything except cake by 2pm! On previous visits the choice of hot food has been limited due to availability but today there was none. You lost quite a few potential customers today as several people left the show early to get food. There were staff on duty serving drinks etc but no sandwiches, no jackets, no pies or rolls....nothing. the cake did look nice but its not a meal. Everything else about the museum is very good. Just don't try and eat there!
Written November 26, 2022
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Piers W
3 contributions
Mar 2022
I took part in a Classic Tour organised by the museum and open to Friends of the Museum. It is a unique opportunity to ride one of the bikes from the collection for a day on some spectacular local roads. The event was very well organised and professionally led ensuring all participants had a safe and, above all, enjoyable experience.

Cruising along in the spring sunshine on a 1950s BSA surrounded by picturesque scenery - absolutely fantastic. Worth becoming a Friend of the Museum for this experience alone.
Written March 29, 2022
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Carmen F
Preston, UK69 contributions
Feb 2023
We have finally find a museum that will keep our 10 year old interested for the entire duration of a visit.
We visited as a family of 4. The family ticket is good value. The museum is interesting for all ages and there is plenty to see and do. There is a good 'dress up' area for the young ( and not so young).
Husband happy as he had set the kids a challenge to see if they could find a Matador, thinking that there wouldn't be one. There was :)
The cafe is pretty good too.
Written February 17, 2023
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KRM877
Guisborough, UK10 contributions
Sep 2022
I contacted James Hewing regarding some information of a motorcycle from the very early 1900's. James response was swift and very informative, he also sent a photo of a similar bike.

Fantastic support and shows a true enthusiasm for bikes.

Thank you.
Written September 27, 2022
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Jason B
1 contribution
Sep 2021 • Friends
Did the "Try a Classic Bike" day yesterday afternoon, my second one since 2019. They are an excellent experience and introduction to British classic bikes, for both novices and seasoned riders, and the team of volunteers at the National Motorcycle museum supported by members of the Vintage Motorcycle Club do a fantastic job bringing these machines to life with such great knowledge. If you get the opportunity, I recommend their "Classic Bike Tour" days set around the beautiful Warwickshire countryside. Thanks again for such a wonderful experience.
Jason.
Written September 26, 2021
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Martin64
Redditch, UK5 contributions
Jul 2022
I asked the museum if they coudl identify a vintage Matchless from a couple of verfy old pictures taken inthe late 1920's. The motorcycle belonged to my Grandfather.

James Hewing responded within a matter of hours with an accurat identification and links to information on that particular model.

Great service and definitely poistions the museum as a trusted advisor for vintage motorcycles.
I use the museum generally quite regulalrly and the exhibits are always excellent and the staff always on hand and knowledgeable and very willing to share their knowldge.
Highly recommended.
Written July 25, 2022
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SteveL
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Solo
Fantastic day on Saturday. Having been given a year's friends membership for Christmas I was able to go to the museum and ride a brilliant selection of classic motorcycles, the staff were very friendly and helpful. Thank you, looking forward to other events at the museum.
Written April 7, 2022
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