Carole Nash
Content Writer
Published: 16th May 2018

The British National Motorcycle Museum’s free annual ‘Museum Live’ day has been confirmed again for a fifth year, with the 2018 event all set for 27th October.


Held at the National Motorcycle Museum (NMM) in Solihull, the day sees the museum throw its doors open for the day, with a host of other attractions creating a real festival feeling around the West Midlands venue.


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This year’s event is being held in association with the reborn Norton Motorcycles company, with factory test rider, TT winner and occasional TV presenter Steve Plater holding two hour-long chat shows during the day, which will feature a host of Norton race aces from past and present, including current TT star John McGuinness and 1970s star Dave Croxford. Charismatic company owner Stuart Garner will also be on stage with chief designer Simon Skinner, while Norton aficionado Henry Cole, presenter of ITV4 series The Motorbike Show, has also confirmed his attendance – coinciding with the launch of his new book ‘A Biker’s Life’.


Other attractions include ever popular live startups, featuring a number of the rare (and extremely noisy) bikes which have wowed the fans on the Carole Nash stand at recent shows. Race bike collector Phil Morris will bring a selection of machines from his awesome collection, while bike building guru Allen Millyard has commited to bringing along at least four bikes, including the ‘RC374’ six-cylinder machine that starred at the recent Stafford show.


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Museum Live will also feature a large indoor autojumble and live music. Entrance is completely free (although you can make a donation) as is bike parking, making it a great value late season day out.