Museum rejig

There’s been a big move around of motorcycles at the National Motorcycle Museum.

Words: JAMES ROBINSON Photographs: Gary chapman

The National Motorcycle Museum houses the largest collection of British motorcycles in the world, with over 1000 machines from 170 different manufacturers spanning no less than three centuries. Of the 1000-plus machines in the collection there are around 850 on display at any one time.

There are some amazing motorcycles grouped together in hall two, with 22 prototypes.

During the latter part of 2016, the five display halls of the museum were reconfigured. While there to photograph machines for our Gold Star supplement, we took the opportunity to take a look round.

So what’s on display and where?

Museum foyer

The Foyer of the museum is free to enter and also contains a large number of machines as well as the museum gift shop and admissions desk.

At the moment, it contains the following special displays – the museum’s collection of sidecar outfits and Velocette road machines.

Read more in the April issue of TCM – out now!

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