National Motorcycle Museum celebrates 30th anniversary

Author: Bike Social Reporter Posted: 31 Oct 2014

The National Motorcycle Museum will open its doors on Saturday

The National Motorcycle Museum celebrates its 30th anniversary this weekend and will open its doors to the public free of charge on Saturday for a special ‘Museum Live’ open day.

Ahead of Saturday’s open day the museum will host former Grand Prix racer and notorious prankster Steve Parrish for a special show as part of his 2014 M.A.D Tour.  

Opening at 8:30am on Saturday morning, the Museum has organised a jam-packed schedule for visitors to enjoy, from opportunities to try riding for the first time to meeting Isle of Man TT racing heroes such as John McGuinness.

You can find out more about the National Motorcycle Museum and the event here.

Saturday 1st November - Schedule

8:30-5:30pm

Free entry to the Museum collection - Halls 1-5

9:00-5:30pm

National Motorcycle Museum Classic Motorcycle Insurance Stand, Footman James - Hall 1

9:00- 4:00pm

Extreme Wheelie Machine - Car Park

9:00- 4:00pm

Wheels "try a bike" motorcycle training - Car Park

9:00- 5:00pm

Large Auto Jumble - Premier Suite

9:00-5:00pm

Trade/Suppliers stands and displays

9:00-5:00pm

Photo opportunity aboard the White Charger - Compton Suite

9:00-5:00pm

'Rebel Read' Book signing - Phil Read - Compton Suite

9:00-5:00pm

'Save the Bonneville' Book signing - John Rosamund - Compton Suite

9:00-5:00pm

'Overland series' Book signing - Gordon May - Compton Suite

10:30-11am

Stars on Stage: 'The Norton Rotary Years' - Brian Crighton, Trevor Nation & Ian Simpson - Imperial Suite

11:30-12pm

Stars on Stage: "Slippery Sam" Mick Grant, Les Williams, Arther Jakeman, John Woodward, Bill Fannon & Norman Hyde - Imperial Suite

12:00-1:00pm

Meet the Museum Restoration Team - Hall 2

12:00-1:00pm

Meet John More (WD Machine expert) - Hall 3

12:00-1:00pm

Meet Bike Bell (Norton Expert) - Hall 3

12:00-1:00pm

Meet Brian Crighton ('Mr Norton Rotary') - Hall 5

12:30-1:00pm

Meet Mick Grant - Norton F750 - Museum Foyer

2:00-3:00pm

Meet Less Williams, Arther Jakeman, John Woodword & Bill Fannon 'Triumph Race Department' - Hall 5

2:00-2:30pm

Meet Norman Hyde, Triumph Experimental plus book signing - Museum Foyer

2:00-3:00pm

Meet Ivan & Grahame Rhodes, Velocette experts - Hall 5

2:00-3:00pm

Meet Fred Walmsley - Ace Race Tuner - Museum foyer

2:30-3:00pm

Stars on Stage: Norton 750 Racers & NVT Challenge: Phil Read, Mick Grant & Norman White - Imperial Suite

3:30-4:30pm

Stars on Stage: 'The TT machines' - John McGuinness, John Cooper, Stuart Garner & Ken Sprayson - Imperial Suite

4:30pm

Grand Prize Raffle Draw Vincent Rapide with John McGuinness

Latest News
  • Vanguard Roadster set for production
    Vanguard Roadster prototype planned for production
  • Benelli 3-cylinder 1200cc scooped
    Big Benelli 1200cc triple scooped
  • Kawasaki Z650
    Kawasaki Z650 - first riding impressions
  • Guy Martin
    For sale: ex-Guy Martin superbike (three not so careful owners...)