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Following the continued growth of Museum LIVE over the past four years, Saturday 27/10/18 will see the museum host our 5th annual free open day when everyone will be invited to visit the museum collection free of charge. Now one of the largest events in the biking calendar, there will also be a host of other free attractions including our amazing “stars on stage” feature. This year, we are proud to announce that “stars on stage” will be presented in association with Norton Motorcycles Ltd.

Museum Live 2018 Timetable: To assist visitors, everyone arriving on site will be given a free timetable with a full list & timings of all the day’s exciting, free, events.

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

Indoor Autojumble & Trade Area: The event will feature a large indoor autojumble held within the warm & dry surroundings of the National Motorcycle Museum’s conference facilities. For details of how to book a 6ft pitch for just £40.00 (ex VAT) contact Dan Powell on (01675) 444112 or e-mail [email protected]

The event will also feature trade stands & displays from many well-known names including H&H Classic Auctions, Central Wheel Components Ltd, Footman James Insurance Brokers, Triumph, Norton, Bonhams Auctioneers and many more.

The museum shop will also be open throughout the event selling a huge range of classic motorcycling books, clothing & memorabilia.

Meet The Experts presented in association with Central Wheel Components Ltd: In attendance will be some of the museum’s specialist suppliers & craftsmen (including our own restoration team) as well as other classic motorcycling personalities who will be available to chat and answer questions. Don’t miss the LIVE wheel building demos by Central Wheel Components Ltd. 


Stars on Stage Presented In Association with Norton Motorcycles Ltd

TT legend, TV presenter & Norton factory test rider STEVE PLATER will host two special FREE TO ENTER “stars on stage” features at 11am and 2pm.

Held on the stage in the museum’s magnificent Britannia suite, these free 1 hour chat shows have a Norton theme this year as they will feature current works Norton Rider JOHN McGUINNESS as well as Norton CEO Stuart Garner & chief designer Simon Skinner. The latest Norton TT race machines and stunning new road going V4s will also be fired up live on stage during the show!

1970s Norton race ace DAVE CROXFORD has also confirmed he will be appearing on stage alongside other Norton race personalities from the past & present. More star names will be announced in the coming weeks. 

All our guest stars will also be making personal appearances to sign your favorite memorabilia. There will also be special book signing sessions with TV personality HENRY COLE who will be signing his newly published book “A Bikers Life” at the event. More guests will be announced prior to the event-see for details

LIVE “Start Up” Feature Presented by the Brackley Festival of Motorcycling:

See & HEAR some of the most famous race machines in the world started up in our LIVE Start-Up zone, situated in our external fountain courtyard area. Bikes old and new will include some of the museum’s famous racing inventory as well as ex-Moto GP bikes courtesy of the Brackley Festival of Motorcycling & Phil Morris Racing.

Not only this but genius special builder Alan Millyard will be bringing along no less than 4 of his stunning creations including his recently completed Millyard RC374 six cylinder.


Food Court, Bar and Live Band

Fantastic catering provided by the museum’s chefs will be available in its new fountain courtyard food court & bar area location. This external covered area will also be the venue for our live band providing musical entertainment over lunchtime.

The museum restaurant will also be open as normal serving a wide variety of hot meals and snacks from breakfast time onwards.

Plus The Draw For The Best Classic Motorcycle Raffle Prize In The World:

Our summer 2018 raffle to win a 1969 Royal Enfield Interceptor 750cc Series II worth over £12,000 will be drawn by one of our celebrity guests live on stage during the afternoon of the event on 27/10/18.

To win this amazing prize, raffle tickets are available to purchase on-line from or by calling the Museum on 01675 444123


Car parking for the event is just £5 per car with motorcycle parking absolutely free. Given the events huge popularity, the museum encourages car sharing which makes this nominal parking charge even better value.  

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