Museum Winter Opening Times
From Monday 3rd December 2018 we will be closed weekdays, open at weekends, until fully re-opening 7 days a week on Monday 18th February 2019 for the half term break. See our Christmas closing times below.
The Museum will be closed from Monday 24th December 2018 until the weekend of Saturday 5th January 2019.
The Museum is open 10am until 4.30pm.
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 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.
M27 Total Road Closures!!
April 2019: 26-29 April 2019
October 2019: 18-21 October 2019
Above are dates of the projected renovation work needed on the M27 at Nursling, Southampton in the next 15 months.
In short, two bridges over the M27 at that location need to be replaced. This will necessitate the total closure of the M27 in both directions between Jct. 3 and Jct. 5 from 2000hrs on the Friday until 0600hrs on the Monday through the above dates.
The main diversion route for this closure is around 58 miles and takes you through Salisbury and onto the A303/A36.
There is a local diversion, which is shorter, but will soon be subject to traffic jams. This is what the locals will use and there may be alternatives that they think of. Remember, official diversions can only be signposted on to equivalent roads to those being closed!
Special arrangements are in place for emergency vehicles throughout the closures, it is inevitable that long queues of traffic will occur in all directions at peak hours.
All the relevant Local Authorities and emergency services are aware of the closures and are putting provisions in place to alleviate any problems including dedicated numbers to phone for issues relating to the closures.
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 Tea Rooms Opening 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.