National Motorcycle Museum Special Norton Summer Raffle.


Following on from their recent winter raffle draw results, The National Motorcycle Museum is pleased to announce the details of their very special Norton summer raffle.

Museum Director James Hewing stated: “Thanks must go to Norton Motorcycles who have been extremely generous in donating a brand new Norton Commando as first prize for our Special Summer 2021 Norton Raffle. The Commando 961 Classic is a blend of Norton’s iconic styling combined with modern components, cutting-edge engineering and expert craftsmanship. You now have the chance to win one hand-built Commando out of a limited series of 40, as well as two other exceptional Norton prizes in this amazing, one-of-a-kind competition.”

Norton Motorcycles Interim CEO John Russell added: “We are delighted to support the National Motorcycle Museum to help them raise the crucial funds needed to return to normal operations. Their heritage collection includes a very significant part of our history, from racing victory to wartime efforts, and it’s important for the direction of Norton’s future, too.”

1st Prize: Brand New 2021 Norton Commando Classic 961cc motorcycle.

A brand New 2021 Norton Commando Classic 961cc motorcycle, which is one of a limited edition of just 40 machines kindly donated by our friends at Norton Motorcycles.

2nd Prize: New/Old Stock 1993 Norton Commander Rotary 588cc motorcycle.

A Brand New/Old Stock 1993 Norton Commander Rotary 588cc motorcycle which has never been run or registered, showing just 12“push” miles only!

3rd Prize: Norton Motorcycles HQ tour.

A VIP private tour & lunch for four around the new Norton Motorcycles HQ in Solihull.

The prize draw for the summer raffle will take place on Saturday 30th October 2021 at The National Motorcycle Museum 'LIVE' event.

Tickets cost £2.00 each & will be distributed during May/June 2021 via subscription copies of the specialist press.

Tickets may also be obtained via the museum or purchased on-line by visiting 

  • 1st Prize: Brand New 2021 Norton Commando Classic 961cc motorcycle.

  • 2nd Prize: New/Old Stock 1993 Norton Commander Rotary 588cc motorcycle.

National Motorcycle Museum Update.

10th March 2021.


The National Motorcycle Museum team wants to thank everyone who has given to both of our Covid-19 appeal raffles over the last year. As promised, following the recent announcement of HM Government’s “roadmap” out of restrictions, the funds raised are being used directly for the purpose of reopening the museum to visitors.

At the present time, and if the “roadmap” goes to plan, we intend to reopen the museum to visitors on Monday 17th May 2021.


Restrictions permitting, the museum collection, shop and restaurant will reopen on Monday 17th May 2021. Please visit for further updates including opening hours.


Whilst the funds raised so far will allow us to reopen in a limited way on 17/05/21, at the time of writing we have still only raised just over half of our original £500k reopening target.

As from Monday 21st June 2021, we would like to return to our normal 7 day a week opening hours.

Therefore we want to remind everyone about our ‘Museum Triumph over Adversity Recovery Appeal Raffle” which will help us achieve that aim.

Details of this important appeal can be seen below, and special thanks must go to our friends at Triumph Motorcycles for donating the brand new 2021 Triumph Trident 660 as a first prize.

1st Prize: Brand new 2021 Triumph Trident 660cc motorcycle.
Stunning new model donated by our friends at Triumph Motorcycles.

2nd Prize: 1978 Triumph Trident T160 750cc motorcycle.
Low mileage and only one previous owner.

3rd Prize: 1956 Triumph Tiger T100 500cc motorcycle.
Fresh from restoration in the museum’s workshop.

The prize draw for the “Triumph Over Adversity” appeal raffle will take place on Friday 25th June 2021 at The National Motorcycle Museum.

Tickets cost £6.00 each and can be purchased online by visiting 


Like the rest of the UK, we are hoping that HM Government’s “roadmap” out of the current pandemic goes to plan, according to the dates set out. However, given the ongoing uncertainty, we will regularly update reopening details on our website and our social media channels.

National Motorcycle Museum Friends.

April 2021.


Friend of the Museum 18yrs-65yrs. The National Motorcycle Museums 30th anniversary in 2014 saw the launch of the most exciting and innovative Membership scheme ever undertaken by a Museum or similar organisation.

For an annual subscription not only do you get to support the greatest Motorcycle Museum in the world but by becoming a friend of the National Motorcycle Museum you receive: Joining pack & membership card. Unlimited free entry to the Museum for one year. 10% discount in the Museum Shop & Restaurant. One Free Bruce Main Smith photocopy set per annum (value can be up to £31.00) Access to regular workshop instruction days provided by the Museums restoration team. Full colour quarterly newsletter. Amazing Friends only competitions and giveaways every year. Discounts at a range of select partners & service providers including perks and privileges at over 4000 Best Western hotels around the world.

To launch the Museum Friends Scheme the first 5000 Members that joined entered into a free draw to win a 1951 500cc Matchless G80 Motorcycle. One member from the first 5000 won a Beautiful Matchless worth over £4000.00. Other benefits include priority access & discounts to- Museum Try a classic bike Training days (including Veteran, Vintage & very very special!) Museum Classic Bike Tours (Escorted Bike Tours riding Vincent, Brough and many more iconic names!) Museum Live Stars on Stage and bike fire up evenings & events. Museum classic bike track days (In association with Mallory Park). Hospitality at selected classic motorcycle third party events in the UK & Europe. Plus save on Classic Motorcycle Insurance- National Motorcycle Museum Insurance (Powered by Footman James). Becoming a Friend of the National Museum entitles you to take advantage of the incredibly low rates that we have negotiated. Incredibly Low Rates for Friends of the Museum. Specialist cover by people who really understand old bikes. Classic Motor Cycle Young Enthusiasts scheme for 18 year olds (Eligible after 12 months NMM Friends Scheme Membership). Hassle Free Agreed Value-no paperwork or photos! With rates from just £64.00 before buying Classic Motorcycle Insurance try us first-call the dedicated insurance hotline (0800) 298 6643 to see just how much YOU can save.

  • NMM Friends April 2021 Newsletter.