Welcome To The Sammy Miller Museum
The Motorcycle Museum is open!
From the 19th July the wearing of face coverings will no longer be a legal requirement. However, in order to keep our staff, volunteers and of course our valued visitors safe, we will continue to encourage social distancing and the wearing of face coverings inside the museum.
When enjoying the Courtyard and outdoor grounds of the Museum there is no requirement to wear a mask.
We ask that visitors to the Tearooms and craft & gift shops respect individual business requests with regards to the wearing of masks.
The Museum will be open from 1000 - 1630 7 days a week. Our last new admission will be 1430
giving visitors time to view all the exhibits.
We are confident that the Motorcycle Museum is COVID secure for our visitors and staff, social distancing is encouraged and strict cleaning procedures are 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 friendly donkeys can be fed a small amount 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 MBE is a motorcycling legend. 11 times British Champion and winner of over 1400 events, with a racing career spanning more than 50 years!
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!