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“Great experience and collection”

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: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase
England
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great experience and collection”
Reviewed November 16, 2013

Very impressed with the collection, the museum is literally stacked with motor bikes many of which I have never seen before or heard of. You are really up colse and can really see the bikes and learn the history behind the name. Well run, nice food in the restaurant, easy parking, nice people make this visit a must if you are into motorbikes, even if you are not theres a lot to marvel at. Its great that museums like this keep these bikes in such a condition and on display, well done all round.

Visited November 2013
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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“First visit for a 70 year old.”
Reviewed October 28, 2013

Along with a friend of similar age we made the 200 miles journey to the museum recently.

We are both interested in competition and road bikes and found the collection outstanding as we had been told by many friends prior to our visit.

It cannot be compared to any other museum, it really is unique.

The member of staff on duty (Bill) was very knowledgeable and went out of his way to help us make the most of our visit.

Alongside is a pleasant café serving tea, hot meals etc.

Sammy was on site and had a few words, the standard of the exhibits is on par with Sammy's riding, aiming at perfection.

Well worth the long journey.

Visited October 2013
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Zaventem, Brabant, Belgium
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“Great atraction - Worth visiting”
Reviewed October 25, 2013

This is a very nice museum with a large & well displayed collection.
For motorcyclist or motorcycle lovers, this is an absolut must stop. During spring & summer time a nice bike ride to this museum can be a great day-out plan. I've stopped by chance on my way to purchasing a 70's motorcycle in Christchurch and was thrilled with what I found.
If you are nearby, do not hesitate to visit.

Visited April 2013
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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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“Great restaurant next to the motorcycle museum”
Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

Try this restaurant for lunch great homemade selections cooked right in the kitchen.
All day breakfast is one of the best around.


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London, United Kingdom
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“Best Motorcycle Museum in England”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

Fantastic for bike fanatics ! great that you can get up close to bikes for photos etc much more viewer friendly than most motorcycle collections. Great building ! vast collection of automobilia set along side all bike exhibits, from leather coats, oil cans, enamel signs,trophies,petrol pumps,models, photographs, newspaper cuttings etc
The food in the tea rooms is good, nice big portions, great for a bikers breakfast !
Loved the animals in the surrounding fields, donkey's, alpaca's, chickens and salt and pepper the turkey's. Great day out. Loved it.

Visited October 2013
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