The British Motorcycles Museum announce the launch of our new Website!
The National Motorcycle Museum is recognised as the finest and largest British motorcycle museum in the world and originally opened its doors in October 1984 with a collection of 350 motorcycles on display. The Museum owes its formation to the drive and ambition of one man, Mr WR (Roy) Richards. Roy passed away in 2008 but his work continues under the guardianship of Roy’s Widow Christine & Son’s Simon and Nick with The Museum collection now boasting some 1000 plus machines, fully restored to the manufacturers original specifications.
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 British 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.
The 171 different marques that make up the 1000 plus British motorcycles in the museum collection are listed below. To get an overview of just how spectacular the National Motorcycle Museum is click here to watch the video & take a brief virtual tour.
With our earliest pioneer machine dating from 1898 through to the latest British superbikes of this century the museum collection highlights both the development of the motorcycle as well as showcasing the UKs proud motorcycle manufacturing heritage.
From ABC to Zenith the collection has at least one example of the 171 marques in the inventory covering every period including the pioneer, veteran, vintage and post war eras. With larger manufactures such as BSA, Norton or Triumph there can be many dozens of machines of a particular make on display.