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National Motorcycle Museum Live Open Day Sat 31-10-20

Published: 16/01/2020

Following our biggest Museum LIVE ever in October 2019, Saturday 31/10/20 will see the museum host our 7th annual free open day when everyone will be invited to visit the museum collection free of charge. Now one of the largest events in the biking calendar, there will also be a host of other free attractions including our amazing “stars on stage” feature.  

Museum Live 2020 Timetable: To assist visitors, everyone arriving on site will be given a free timetable with a full list & timings of all the day’s exciting, free, events. 

Free Museum Entry: Everyone is invited to visit the museum collection, free-of-charge.

Indoor Autojumble & Trade Area: The event will feature a large indoor autojumble held within the warm & dry surroundings of one of the museum’s display halls. For details of how to book a 6ft pitch for just £70.00 (ex VAT) with electric hook up (if required) charged at £25.00, contact Dan Powell on (01675) 444112 or e-mail danp@nationalconferencecentre.co.uk

The event will also feature trade stands & displays from many well-known names including H&H Classic Auctions, Central Wheel Components Ltd, Footman James Insurance Brokers, Triumph Motorcycles, and many more.

The museum shop will also be open throughout the event selling a huge range of classic motorcycling books, clothing & memorabilia.

Meet The Experts presented in association with Central Wheel Components Ltd: In attendance will be some of the museum’s specialist suppliers & craftsmen (including our own restoration team) as well as other classic motorcycling experts who will be available to chat and answer questions. Don’t miss the ever popular LIVE wheel building demos by Central Wheel Components Ltd. 

Stars on Stage Feature:

TT legend & TV presenter STEVE PLATER will host two special FREE TO ENTER “stars on stage” features at 11.00am & 2.00pm.

Held on the stage in the museum’s magnificent Britannia suite, these now legendary free 1 hour chat shows feature a whole host of motorcycling personalities from the past & present.

Our mega star names will be announced in the coming weeks. Watch this space!   

All our guest stars will also be making personal appearances to sign your favorite memorabilia in addition to some special book/memorabilia signing sessions.  

LIVE “Start Up” Feature Presented by the Brackley Festival of Motorcycling:

See & HEAR some of the most famous race machines in the world started up in our LIVE Start-Up zone, situated in our external fountain courtyard area. Bikes old and new will include some of the museum’s famous racing inventory as well as ex-Moto GP bikes courtesy of the Brackley Festival of Motorcycling & Phil Morris Racing.

Food Court & Bar:

Fantastic catering provided by the museum’s chefs will be available in our Premier Suite food court & bar area.

The museum restaurant will also be open as normal serving a wide variety of hot meals and snacks from breakfast time onwards.

The RealClassic Car-Park Concours:

Real Classic magazine editor Frank Westworth will choose his top three bikes from all the “ridden-in” motorcycles to the event at noon on 31/10/20. Prizes will be awarded to the winners and be featured in a future edition of the magazine. 

Plus The Draw For The Best Classic Motorcycle Raffle Prize In The World:

Our summer 2020 raffle to win an amazing classic motorcycle will be drawn by one of our celebrity guests live on stage during the afternoon of the event on 31/10/20. 

Parking:

Car parking for the event is just £10.00 per car with motorcycle parking absolutely free. Given the events huge popularity, the museum encourages car sharing which makes this nominal parking charge even better value!

For further details and updates on Museum Live 2020 see www.thenmm.co.uk

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