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National Motorcycle Museum

Coventry Road, Bickenhill, Solihull, West Midlands, B92 0EJ
National Motorcycle Museum

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Important and famous machines are forever being added to our collection.

It is a place where ‘Legends Live On’ and it is a tribute to and a living record of this once great British industry that dominated world markets for some sixty years.

It is a place where an older generation can once again view with nostalgia the machines they rode in days gone by, and younger generations can study the development of the motorcycle from its earlier days to the golden years of the 1930s-60s, when British motorcycles ‘ruled the world’.

A fully licensed self-service restaurant and a bike museum gift shop is available throughout opening hours, but it is the motorcycles that most visitors will come to see, and we wish them a very happy time with us amidst the glittering paint, chrome and nickel of the past.

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

The award winning conference and banqueting facilities grew out of interest in the museum and followed on in 1985. The venue soon started to attract many of the countries most famous and important machines.

The Biggest & Best
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 650 plus machines, fully restored to the manufacturers original specifications.

At some point over the past 20 years every classic bike enthusiast would have spent an afternoon browsing through the museums halls, and many clubs and organisations have held rallies and events in the grounds. The National Motorcycle Museum has developed into a focal point for the British motorcycle movement.

Rising From The Flames...
On 16th September 2003 , the museum suffered a devastating fire, resulting in damage to 75% of the structure and some 400 machines. Due to the determination of ownership, staff and contractors, the museum doors re-opened on 1 st December 2004 . Today the museum is home to more than 650 machines, with new acquisitions arriving daily. The conference and banqueting facilities have also been rebuilt with facilities second to none, all suites are lavishly appointed and offer state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment.

I am proud of our unique collection of British Motorcycles and hope that you will find much to interest you in your visit.

The motorcycle industry was until recently one of Britain ’s great engineering achievements and we have done our best to create a comprehensive collection of historic machines.

We are always changing our exhibits so hope to see you here at the museum in the near future.


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Driving Directions
You can follow these simple directions:

The National Motorcycle Museum is located directly on the J6 island of the M42, directly opposite the NEC.

Sat Nav caution – some systems inaccurately position our post code several miles from our actual location. If your system does not include us as a “special location” you may be wise to use B92 0ED as your destination. This is the post code of the Esso Petrol Station which is close to our site. Once you are on the A45 and in the vicinity of the NEC and Airport, please be vigilant for our highway brown signs.



  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp / Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • On-Site café/restaurant

Languages spoken

  • Spanish spoken

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Diners Club accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Conference facilities
  • Staff Fluent in Languages - Other
  • Toilets

Provider Features

  • In countryside
  • Indoor Attraction

Target Markets

  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted

Travel & Trade

  • Wi-fi available

Tel: 01675 443 311

Fax: 01675 443310

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Opening Times

1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019

* The National Motorcycle museum is open from 9:30am to 5:30pm - seven days per week.

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