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“Full of interest and nostalgia”

Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum
Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in New Milton
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Sammy Miller MBE is a motorcycling legend, 11 times British Champion, winner of over 1400 events and still winning competitions more than 50 years after his first victory. The Museum houses one of the finest collections of fully restored motorcycles in the world, including factory racers and exotic prototypes, with the collection constantly evolving as new bikes are acquired. There are over 400 rare and classic motorcycles on display in four galleries - one of which showcases the fabulous Norton Collection. The museum is set within an attractive courtyard, with tea rooms, craft shops and children's play area. It is also home to many chickens, donkeys, goats, alpacas and two aviaries.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
totton
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Full of interest and nostalgia”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

Visited recently,was amazed at the full content of the exhibits.It really makes you think of the wonderful pieces of engineering that made us the workshop of the world.Not forgetting the great contributions that other countries have made to this wonderful collection.
The adjacent restaurant is also a credit to this attraction.

Visited September 2012
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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Sammy was one of my heroes”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

I used to make special trips to Sammy's motorcycle dealership because there was always something to see, the Museum is a logical extension of the whole ethos, fabulous old bikes and so many rare ones!

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Never knew that type of M/c.”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

A couple of weeks ago I visited Sammy Millers Trust Museum in the New Forest in Hampshire. It had about 300 bikes but what a selection !!!! There where some types of engines that I had never heard of, a single cyclinder twin piston, two stroke engine?? By three different makers. Five cyclinder radial engine, similar to areo-engines.
As you know the New Forest is a lovely part of England and is well worth a visit. The museum buildings look modern, so they are bright and airy, which makes taking photoes much easier. As in all museums space is limited but by putting the bikes at an angle to the walkways you can isolate most of the bikes in one shot. It is arranged into groups, racing, very old, after WW1, WW2 modern etc. In each group there are last or last machine workable of it's type. This rings me to the standard of restoration, which is of the highest order. They have photoes of "How found" and then you see the finished produced before you, wonderful. Yes it is well worth a return visit and please dont forgether the cafe, maybe a limited menu but the stardard of cooking is excellent. DEB.

Visited October 2012
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“What a Gem”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

Brilliant Day out. Great for wet or dry days. Excellent displays and super volunteers who are really knowledgable & pleased to see visitors. Lovely tearooms, Really good value allround. Definately a place for all ages.

Visited October 2012
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Cowes Isle of Wight
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143 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Brilliant place, friendly staff, kid friendly as well”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

loads of superb exhibits with full provenance and history, kid friendly reasonable prices, a good day out.

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