The museum was excellent, even for the non bike enthusiast - there is lots of memorabilia and related paraphernalia around, you can appreciate the aesthetics of the machines. Its a great repository to keep motorcycle history at one place and its staff are friendly and knowledgeable. It doesn't advertise a picnic site (as far as I could see), but one review mentions it. We took a picnic as the on site restaurant doesn't cater for all dietary requirements. There were 2 picnic benches in a small child's play area, abutting the car park - not the nicest spot . Both looking rather old and one covered in bird droppings. You cant use the restaurant's outside benches, and there arn't really any patches of grass you can sit on, so if you intend taking a picnic, look for somewhere else nearby off site. You can always come back to the museum later as you are given a sticker to gain re-admittance. I don't think the admission fee is unreasonable in view of the number of bikes there, taking into account the cost of keeping the place going and the ongoing work to maintain,restore and buy new machines to keep these accessible to the public and enthusiasts.