Museum Spring & Summer Opening Times
From Monday 12th February 2018 we will open 7 days a week until early December when we open weekends only until mid February.
The Museum is now open 10am until 4.30pm.
The Workshop/Office is open weekdays only 0830 - 1630 and can be contacted on 01425 616644 during these times.
BIKERS!! Travelling from Lyndhurst, if you set your sat nav to 'quickest route' this might take you along Beckley Lane which is not an easy road to ride with pot holes and sharp bends! Keep going on the A35 until you see the brown sign for the Motorcycle Museum using the B3055 on your left.
Congestion at Lyndhurst
When travelling to visit us please be aware of the congestion that often occurs at Lyndhurst - there are alternative routes around Lyndhurst to the Museum.
In adverse weather conditions or if you are travelling any great distance please contact the Museum on 01425 620777 to check that the Museum is open.
The Museum Trust is very sad to hear that Luigi passed away at the weekend after a stroke.
Born 19 September 1929 in Horgen) Luigi was a Swiss former motorcycle road racer. He was three times world champion in the 125 cc class of the Grand Prix road racing championship, in 1962, 1964, and 1966. Taveri made his world championship debut in the 1954 season, racing in the 500 cc class on an Norton motorcycle. In 1955, he took his first win in the 125 cc race at the Spanish Grand Prix. He took one more win in 1955, in the 250 cc class at the Dutch TT. He participated in the Isle of Man TT on several occasions from 1955 to 1966 with three victories and several second placing amongst his results. During his career he rode for MV Agusta, and became a works rider for Ducati, MZ, Kreidler and in 1961 for Honda.
Our thoughts go to his family and friends.
Bashley Manor Tea Rooms Winter Closing Times
Please visit the Tea Rooms website for their opening times http://www.bashleymanor-tearooms.co.uk/index.html
As from Monday 12th February 2018 admission charges into the Museum will be:
Adults - £9
Children - 0-5 years Free 6-14 years £4 15 and over £9
Free admission to Tea Rooms, Shops, Animals & Car Park (Coaches welcome)
Dogs are allowed in the Museum grounds but must be kept on leads at all times as our chickens and guinea fowl run freely around. There are plenty of areas to exercise your dog but please do clear up after them. Guide and assistance dogs are welcome in the Museum.
Parking and Bike Hard Standing
There is plenty of free parking in the rear car park with hard standing for bikes. Please watch out for our chickens and guinea fowl who run freely around!
Download the Sammy Miller access statement here
There are over 385 bikes in the Museum. Most exhibits are displayed on the ground floor with wheelchair access. This list (Bikes on the First Floor) details the exhibits displayed on the first floor which are not accessible to wheelchairs or those with limited mobility. Download it here
NEW FOREST PONY OWNERS’ PLEA TO DRIVERS:
#ADD3MINUTES TO YOUR JOURNEY FOR THE WINTER
New Forest commoners and organisations are appealing to all drivers to slow down as the clocks go back, to prevent the usual huge rise in animal deaths and injuries in the longer nights. Nearly 100 free-roaming animals were killed or injured in the New Forest last year.
A quarter of these, 25 animals, were killed or injured on just four key routes in the evenings in the two months after the clocks go back. Sadly about three quarters of the accidents involved local drivers.
New Forest commoners, the families who own the animals that maintain the Forest, have teamed up with other organisations to focus efforts on reducing accidents this winter.They are asking locals and visitors to add just three minutes to their journeys and drive slowly across the Forest. Thank you.