Welcome To The Sammy Miller Museum
The Museum Trust welcomes visitors and motorcyclists and would like to assure everyone that we have followed the Government and HSE’s ‘5 Point Plan’ and have undertaken a strict cleaning procedure.
Update: Further to the Prime Minister’s latest announcement and updates from VisitBritain/VisitEngland and Go New Forest, the Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum will fully comply with these new rulings and politely request that all visitors entering the Motorcycle Museum wear face masks while inside the building with effect from 8th August 2020.
Reopening and guidance changes for all of England The plan to reopen remains conditional, and the Government has decided to slow down the reopening of higher risk settings across England. It was announced that the reopening of casinos, bowling alleys and close contact services would be postponed by two weeks to 15 August.
Face covering guidance has been extended for settings such as museums, galleries, cinemas and places of worship, this will become the law on 8 August. The Home Secretary is working with the police to ensure that settings not following guidelines can be closed,band ensure that face coverings are being worn when required.
Payment - Please Note: The Museum Trust have taken the decision that in order to help reduce the risk of spreading Coronavirus the Motorcycle Museum have now ceased taking cash in payment for admission or goods purchased.
To help with social distancing we have a one-way system in operation throughout the Museum. Please note we allow bottles of water in the Motorcycle Museum but no food in the Musuem.
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.
If you’ve enjoyed a visit to our Museum and have enjoyed watching our Restoration File videos on Facebook and YouTube you may wish to help us with the support of our animals, very soon our alpacas coats will need sharing and their toes clipped, our goats, donkeys, sheep and our chickens all need veterinary care on a regular basis to keep them happy and healthy. Our chickens and guinea fowl enjoy running freely around the Complex keeping staff and visitors amused and any help you may be able to give is very much appreciated in these tough times. We also have a huge variety of animals which under normal circumstances we allow our visitors to feed and pet and this brings comfort and much pleasure to families, to young and old, our visitors with disabilities tell us how much they enjoy coming to visit the animals.
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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!