FREE National Motorcycle Museum open day

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The National Motorcycle Museum are throwing open the doors to their phenomneal collection on Saturday 31 October for their second annual FREE open day. All visitors will be able to view the Museum collection free of charge, be entertained by Foggy and Whit, find elusive parts at the autojumble and learn from some of the best restorers and bike builders in the UK, including the Museum’s own team.  

So what’s going on?

Free Museum Entry: Everyone will be invited to visit the museum collection, free-of-charge.

Indoor Autojumble: The event will feature a large indoor autojumble held within the warm & dry surroundings of the National Motorcycle Museum’s conference facilities. 

Museum Partners & Trade Displays: Throughout the day there will be special features showcasing some of the specialist suppliers and craftsmen (including the Museum’s own restoration team) who will be available to chat and answer questions. The event will also feature trade stands & displays from many well-known names including Bonham’s Auctioneers and Footman James Insurance brokers.

Stars On Stage-Hosted by Carl Fogarty & James Whitham: Carl Fogarty & James Whitham will host two special features at 11.00am and 2.00pm on Saturday.

Held on the stage of one of the Museum’s magnificent suites these free 1 hour chat shows will feature Carl & James as well as other motorcycling personalities and live fire-ups of some of the most iconic race machines from the Museum. The afternoon show will also feature the handover to Foggy of his very first motorcycle which has just been restored by the Museum’s workshop.   

‘Try a Bike’ Training: Wheels Motorcycle Training will be giving visitors the chance to try a bike free of charge during the day. Everyone from just 16 years of age will have the opportunity to learn to ride in a controlled environment. Because of this features popularity you can pre-book by contacting Wheels Motorcycle Training on 0121 328 9906 or e-mail

Celebratory Book Signings: Various motorcycling personalities will be available to sign copies of their books in the Museum shop during the event.

Museum Shop & Restaurant: The Museum shop and restaurant will be open throughout the day serving breakfast, lunch & a range of hot meals & snacks.

PLUS The Draw For The Best Classic Motorcycle Raffle Prize In The World: The summer 2015 raffle to win a Shadowised 1947 Vincent Series B Rapide worth over £40,000 will be drawn by Foggy & Whit live on stage during the afternoon. There’s still time to win this amazing prize with raffle tickets available to purchase on-line from the National Motorcycle Museum shop or by calling the Museum on 01675 444140 

For further details and updates of Museum Live 2015 head to the National Motorcycle Museum website.

The National Motorcycle Museum, Coventry Road, Bickenhill, Solihull, West Midlands, B92 0EJ – TEL: 01675 443311

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