The National Motorcycle Museum
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 W.R. (Roy) Richards. Roy passed away in 2008 but his work continues under the guardianship of Roy’s Widow Christine and her sons Simon and Nick. The Museum collection now boasts some 1000-plus machines, fully restored to the manufacturer’s original specifications.
From ABC to Zenith, the collection comprises 171 different marques, with the earliest machine dating back to 1898. With larger manufacturers such as BSA, Norton or Triumph there can be many dozens of machines of a particular make on display.