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The National Cycle Museum

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National Cycle Museum

We visited without high expectation, but were really pleased we made the effort. The museum traces... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Graham D
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
A Gem hidden in a little town

For such a small town, to have a National Museum, is extraordinary. They cram a lot into a fairly... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
footpri
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Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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The foremost cycle collection in the UK. Cycles of all ages and types.Lots of memorabilia and special exhibitions. Guaranteed to bring back memories. Situated in the famous Automobile Palace- an Art Deco Styled building
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The Automobile Palace Temple Street, Llandrindod Wells LD1 5DL, Wales
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited without high expectation, but were really pleased we made the effort. The museum traces the history of cycling and is surprisingly entertaining. For me, the best bit was trying to find examples of bicycles I have owned over the years. Lots of interesting...More

Thank Graham D
maryWelshpool, General Manager at The National Cycle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Graham , Thank you very much for your praise of the museum . We try our best to make it an entertaining visit and love chatting to our visitors about cycle history .

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For such a small town, to have a National Museum, is extraordinary. They cram a lot into a fairly small space, and it is very interesting. We were given a free guided tour, which was excellent, and made the visit more memorable. Highly recommended.

Thank footpri
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a very interesting and enjoyable visit to the museum wandering around the many displays of old and sometimes quirky cycles and learning the history of cycling. The staff were enthusiastic and knowledgeable and the experience was well worth the visit

Thank marjorie w
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Not a good display. A lot of money for some not very well explained bikes on racks or, in some cases, hanging up. Why one is different from another or their relevance to history is not always well achieved. A very dull display for children....More

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maryWelshpool, Manager at The National Cycle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Hello Heather , Is it possible for you to call into the museum on a Tuesday or Wednesday , next month ,as you are local , and we can discus how you think the museum could be made more interesting please ?. I do normally...More

Reviewed May 16, 2018

The museum is a collection of old and new bikes and I liked the velodrome bikes but my husband loved the French bike and chopper. it was dog friendly so I didn’t have to go around on my own. You can take pics, so lots...More

Thank Lau A
Reviewed April 13, 2018

Can't review as we did not get in. The area had building work going on, so not sure if this was why it was closed. Looked through the glass door. Plenty to see if you could get in.

Thank Mark J
maryWelshpool, General Manager at The National Cycle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2018

What day and time did you try to visit please?

Reviewed January 31, 2018

A bit expensive to get in for what is on offer here. Just bikes and laid out in quite a boring way. Certainly does not grab the attention. needs someone with vision to make it exciting and interesting.

Thank dorisbronson
Reviewed December 13, 2017

The museum is run by volunteers - the lady who was on duty when we visited was knowledgeable, friendly and more than happy to answer any questions and supply additional information about exhibits or cycling greats from the past. The collection of bikes and associated...More

Thank lesleygriff
Reviewed November 7, 2017

Extensive collection of cycles and memorabilia. Quite a lot to take in. Always makes you feel old when you see the model of bike you used to ride in the 1970's in a museum!

Thank LizStallard
Reviewed November 6, 2017

Visited with my 9 year old granddaughter during half-term. Beforehand not sure if we would both be happy. Fears completely allayed. We both loved it. There were some quirky machines to keep her happy. History spans from hobby horse to modern carbon racing bikes. All...More

Thank efcraig
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stanlpool
not a question ,, but it gives me the impression doreen that you dont have a partcular interest in cycling, myself i do have an interest albeit a long time ago now, i visited some years ago and enjoyed my visit seeing all the old style bikes from my era (and beyond) the fifties,, i knew the original family a man wife and daughter who had a shop so small in liverpool,, the shop closed and they moved to either frodsham or helsby cant remember which and then to llangollen north wales,there they opened a museum and tea room,, sadly mr dickinson died and mrs dickinson as i understand let a man from birmngham have all the cycle stock, it since moved to its present location in llandindod wells,, sorry you didnt enjoy your visit but as i say if youre not into the cycling bug then i can see how you werent satisfied with take care
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Response from stanlpool |
hi mary,, firstly i must point out my memory bank is ancient these days and digging some things takes a lot of work ha ha, however the chap you mention a mr higman from oswestry ? i cant recall his name but the word oswestry... More
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Pinky K
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please see reply below
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Pinky K
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Response from maryWelshpool |
You cant hire cycles to ride from the museum , but they can be loaned out for display purposes . Cycles to hire can be found at the Elan Valley visitor centre , near Rhayader, about 20 miles from the museum
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