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

THE MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM COMPLEX WILL OPEN IN DECEMBER                                                                                                                                  

The Museum Trust is pleased to announce that the Motorcycle Museum will be fully open from Wednesday 2nd December until Wednesday 16th December, when the Government reviews the new Tier levels.

The Museum will be open from 1030 - 1500, last new admission will be 1330 giving visitors an hour and half to view the exhibits.

The Museum will be open 7 days a week during the above dates. 

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

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

Also open on the Complex until 16th December are:

Bashley Manor Tearooms
0930 - 1500, 7 days a week

Krafty Korner
1100 – 1500 from Thursday 3rd December, closed on Wednesdays

Seahorse Yarns
1000 - 1500 from Wednesday 2nd December, closed on Mondays

Gifts With A Smile
1000 - 1500, 7 days a week from the 2nd December

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.

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!

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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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Racing Hall

Racing Hall

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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Sports Bike Hall

Sports Bike Hall

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 Arrivals At The Sammy Miller Museum

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

1959 Panther Model Red Devil

1959 Panther Model Red Devil
Villiers 325 Twin Two Stroke Motor
16.5 bhp @ 5000 RPM   7.25:1
Leading Link Front Forks
4 Speed Villiers Gearbox made by Phelon & Moore in West Yorkshire

1958 Ducati Elite

1958 Ducati Elite
200cc 4 Speed
One of the greatest Sports Bikes of the 1950’s and 1960’s and the start of
Ducati’s great success of manufacturing Sports Motorcycles

Sammy rode a Ducati in the1958 TT finishing 4th in the 125 Class. 

This was Ducati’s first year at the TT Races

1938 Zundapp K800

1938 Zundapp K800
800cc Flat Four
4 Speed Chain Gearbox
Pressed Steel Frame

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

Sammy's latest workshop restoration project

A recent restoration workshop project
1931 Triumph Silent Scout Model A 550cc
now fully restored
and on display in the Musuem.

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!

Sammy's restoration for a customer

Sammy Miller MBE won the 1st road race in Cookstown on the19th May 1954 on his superb 1949 AJS 7R.

Here he is, showing his bike from the motorcycle museum, to use as a reference to refresh and service another of these iconic bikes back to its former glory. Sammy will be using some of his original AJS 7R tools to complete this job on behalf of a customer.