National Motorcycle Museum Live Open Day

Jamie Whitham & Carl FogartyUtilizing both the Museum and our extensive conference facilities Saturday 31/10/15 will see the National Motorcycle Museum host our 2nd annual free open day when we will throw open the doors of the Museum and everyone will be invited to visit the Museum collection free of charge.  Not only that but there will be a host of other free attractions including two amazing “stars on stage” events hosted by Carl Fogarty & Jamie Whitham.

Museum Director James Hewing commented: “Utilizing our conference venue that adjoins the Museum we are planning another great open day event in some of the most prestigious surroundings you can imagine. After the huge success of our first Museum Live event in 2014 we decided to make this an annual free day for all the family to enjoy”.

Museum Live 2015 Timetable.

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

To assist visitors everyone arriving on site will be given a free timetable with a full list & timings of all the day’s events!

Indoor Autojumble: The event will feature a large indoor autojumble held within the warm & dry surroundings of the National Motorcycle Museum’s conference facilities. For details of how to book a 6ft pitch for just £30.00 contact Steve or George on (0121) 704 2784 or e-mail

Museum Partners & Trade Displays: Throughout the day we will have special feature “tables” showcasing some of the specialist suppliers & craftsmen (including the Museum’s own restoration team) who will be available to chat and answer questions. The event will also feature trade stands & displays from many well-known names including Bonham’s Auctioneers and Footman James Insurance brokers.

Stars On Stage-Hosted by Carl Fogarty & Jamie Whitham: Carl Fogarty & Jamie Whitham will host two special “stars on stage” features at 11.00am & 2.00pm on Saturday 31/10/15.

Held on the stage of one of the Museum’s magnificent suites these free 1 hour chat shows will be hosted by Carl & Jamie featuring other motorcycling personalities & live “fire ups” of some of the most iconic race machines from the Museum’s inventory.

The afternoon show will also include the handover to “Foggy” of his very first motorcycle which has just been restored by the Museum’s workshop.

Motorcycle “Try a Bike” Training: Wheels Motorcycle Training will be giving visitors the chance to “try a bike” free of charge during Saturday 31/10/15. Everyone from just 16 years of age will have the opportunity to learn to ride in a controlled environment. Because of this features popularity you can pre-book by contacting Wheels Motorcycle Training on

0121 328 9906 or e-mail

Celebratory Book Signings: Various motorcycling personalities will be available to sign copies of their books in the Museum shop during the event.

Museum Shop & Restaurant: The Museum shop and restaurant will be open throughout the day serving breakfast, lunch & a range of hot meals & snacks.

Plus The Draw For The Best Classic Motorcycle Raffle Prize In The World: Our summer 2015 raffle to win a “Shadowised” 1947 Vincent Series B Rapide worth over £40,000 will be drawn by Jamie Whitham & Carl Fogarty live on stage during the afternoon of the Museum’s open day event on 31/10/15.