National Motorcycle Museum

About The National Motorcycle Museum

The National Motorcycle Museum first opened its doors in October 1984 with a collection of 350 motorcycles on display.

Since opening, this magnificent centre has become the largest motorcycle museum in the world and attracts around 250,000 visitors a year. One of the biggest attractions for many guests is the comprehensive cross-section of machines, spanning the "60 Glorious Year" of motorcycle manufacturing in this country. The museum’s aim is to preserve these pieces of history for future generations to come, as a reminder of this great nations industry, engineering prowess and work ethic. Within the five exhibition halls will be found some 1000 plus machines, fully restored to the manufacturer's original specifications.

As a member of the Friends of the National Motorcycle Museum, you will have access to our Footman James exclusive Friends of the National Motorcycle Museum scheme.

Footman James Friends of the National Motorcycle Museum scheme*

  • Young enthusiasts from aged 18 (holding a full UK licence for at least a year)
  • Bikes covered from 20 years old
  • Maximum mileage allowance of 10,000 miles


Contact Details


Tel: 01675 443311

Why not visit the National Motorcycle Museum's website for more details on both the Museum & the perks of being a friend of the museum.

Visit the National Motorcycle Museum's website