Sammy Miller

One Of The World's Largest
Motorbike Museums

One Of The
World's Largest
Motorbike Museums

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Welcome To The Sammy Miller Museum

Update 9th April 2021: 
Following the Prime Minister's announcement on the 29th March we are now planning to open on the 17th May.  We look forward to welcoming you here.

We are confident that the Motorcycle Museum is COVID secure for our visitors and staff with social distancing and strict cleaning procedures in place.

There is no need to pre book admission to visit the Museum.
 

Please Do Not Feed The Goats or Alpacas.  All our animals are suitably fed daily and too much food is making them unwell as they are unable to digest some of the food which is fed to them during the day.  Our donkeys can be fed small pieces of carrot or apple.  Thank you for helping us look after the health of our animals.

The Museum Trust is pleased to annouce that as a registered We’re Good to Go business, we are eligible for the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) “Safe Travels” stamp.    This enables travellers to recognise destinations around the world that have adopted global standardised protocols so they can experience ‘Safe Travels.’

 

 

Sammy Miller is a motorcycling legend, 11 times British Champion, winner of over 1400 events and still winning competitions more than 50 years after his first victory.  The Museum houses one of the finest collections of fully restored motorcycles in the world, including factory racers and exotic prototypes, with the collection constantly evolving as new bikes are acquired. This is a living museum with almost every motorcycle in the museum in full running order.  Sammy demonstrates and parades the bikes at race circuits in the UK and at Museum event days.

In November 2014 Sammy was presented with the FIM (Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme) Legend Award in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain and in October 2016 Sammy was for the second time awarded Motor Cycle News’s David Taylor Lifetime Achievement Award. Perhaps all the more significant was that this award was accorded to Sammy by the younger generation of journalists at MCN who are not always aware of Sammy’s momentous achievements over the years!

In 2014 Sammy wanted an area which would enhance the Museum allowing him to display even more motorcycles and motorcycling memorabilia.  Completed in January 2015 and officially opened in March 2015 by John Surtees OBE and Murray Walker OBE, the two story glass fronted extension has certainly given the Museum Complex the entrance it deserves!

We are looking forward to welcoming our visitors to our new 10,000 sq ft  extension.  This two storey extension has enabled Sammy to display more bikes and motorcycle related memorabilia but unfortunately two days after opening in 2020 we had to close due to lockdown restrictions. We are certain our visitors will be very impressed!

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Racing Bikes

Racing Bikes

One of the biggest collections of exotic racing bikes in the world, and all are runners! Including the V8 Moto Guzzi, 1950 Bicilindrical, Moto Villa, Nortons, AJSs, Excelsiors, Velocette & 100s more!

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Vintage and Classic Bikes

Vintage and Classic Bikes

Probably the most exotic collection of running bikes in the world. Including Sammy’s ex-works 1957 250cc DOHC Mondial in which he raced to third on in the World Championships.

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Road Bike Hall

Road Bike Hall

This Hall contains one of the greatest collections of factory prototypes in the world!  These machines include the 3 cylinder Scott to the 1000cc Grindlay Peerless V Twin sleeve valve engine machine.

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British Road Bikes

British Road Bikes

The wonderful collection of bikes in this hall vary from the enigmatic 1958 500cc Gold Star to the prototype 4 cylinder Wooler.  The Hall also includes machines from 1898 until the mid-1960's.

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New Extension

New Extension

The new ground floor includes displays of German, Japanese and Italian bikes together with an astonishing array of motorcycle related artefacts and memorabilia that Sammy has collected over the years including a dedicated British Motorcycle Charitable Trust display area with the 1955 4 Cylinder Wooler, 1st World War despatch rider bike on display.

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New Arrivals At The Sammy Miller Museum

On display in the Museum are three of Sammy's new arrivals

Sammy's 1956 350 Royal Enfield Bullet

Sammy’s 1956 350 Royal Enfield Bullet, his first ISDT in Garmisch, southern Germany.

The bike is now in the Workshop under full restoration and will also be on display at the launch of the ISDT bikes, this photoshoot will happen - with all 3 riders present - once lockdown retrictions are eased.

 

 

1938 OK Supreme Flying Cloud Deluxe

1938 OK Supreme Flying Cloud Deluxe

Sammy has completely restored this beautiful bike and it is now on display in the Museum.  

New arrivals in April

Honda Super Sport 400 Four

Royal Enfield Continental GT

175cc Puch

Moto Guzzi Falcone

THE CHILDREN'S PLAY PARK IS NOW CLOSED

THE CHILDREN'S PLAY PARK IS NOW CLOSED

The area has been redeveloped as an animal enclosure.

Bashley Manor Tea Rooms

Bashley Manor Tea Rooms

Homemade Cakes, Breakfasts, Light Lunches, Courtyard Cream Teas, Vegetarian Selection. Children’s portions available. Private functions welcome. Coaches' welcome.

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Norton Collection

Surely the most wonderful collection of Norton motorcycles including the Norton Kneeler, Norton (F) Flat, Norton Low Boy and many Norton prototypes.

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Engines

Engine displays can be seen throughout the Museum but the majority of them are on the first floor of the new extension. 
Engines of note are the Vincent boat engine and the sectional Barr & Stroud sleeve valve engine.

Restorations

1926 Swiss Zehnder

Our 1926 Zehnder is undergoing complete restoration in our Workshop; it is a very rare and interesting bike purchased from Joe Ryan’s collection. 

1956 NSU Max

1956 NSU Max
247cc Single Overhead Camshaft Eccentric Drive
Bore 69mm   Stroke 66mm   Comp 7.4.1
4 Speed Gearbox
Unit Construction. Leading Link Forks
Cantilever Swinging Arm, Rear Suspension
Quality bike of the 1960's donated to the Museum Trust by Mr Roger Lyes
who was very impressed with the restoration work carried out!