Museum Complex Closure - Coronavirus Update May 2020
Following the latest Government announcement we are now busy planning for a July opening. Our Social Distancing and Health & Safety policies are in place along with a strict cleaning procedure.
All our April, May and June events haved been cancelled. Some have been rescheduled for 2021 and some of our Ride Ins have been moved to August and September. Please see our Events calendar.
We very much look forward to welcoming you back to the Museum. In the meantime we hope you are enjoying Sammy's videos posted on our Facebook page. Links to these can be found on our Links page.
Museum Complex - Bashley Manor Tearooms, Krafty Korner, Gifts With A Smile and Seahorse Yarns plan to open in July. If you wish to contact Seahorse Yarns regarding orders please leave them a message on 01425 837 310 or email them on firstname.lastname@example.org They will be checking messages regularly and will get back to you.
We would like to thank you for your continued support and look forward to seeing you and your families later in the year.
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.
Juniors 7 - 16 years - £6
6 Years and Under - Free
We offer a Carer and Client discount but proof of identification is required.
Free admission to Tearooms, Shops, Animals & Car Park (Coaches welcome)
We are able to offer use of our wheelchair for Museum visitors. If you wish to reserve the wheelchair for your visit please call the Museum on 01425 620777.
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.
Bashley Manor Tearooms Opening Times
Please visit the Tearooms website for their opening times http://www.bashleymanor-tearooms.co.uk/index.html
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.