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HISTORY AND TRADITION COME TO LIFE


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Latest News

18/12/2015 - The Future Of The Museum

The future of the London Motorcycle Museum is in doubt after its landlord, Ealing Council, reduced its rate subsidy resulting in a potential yearly bill of £30,000 for next year. Not only that but they have backdated the demand, meaning the museum is already in arrears to the tune of over £10,000!

Blaming the decision on government cutbacks, the council say it has no choice and it is not singling out the museum, recognising its contribution towards putting the area on the map and bringing tourism income to the area.

However, kind words have not helped and the trustees have come to the difficult decision of raising entrance prices, see here for details, and launching an appeal to help pay the bills for the next year whilst working on other revenue possibilities for the longer term that will allow the museum to remain.

They are reluctant to move outside London, where property prices and rates are cheaper, as museum founder Bill Crosby is passionate about providing a motorcycle museum for the capital – the only one in London. He is fighting to prevent the doors closing and breaking up the collection of nearly 200 bikes including many rarities and prototypes.

The news came as a harsh blow as the museum volunteers recently put in a lot of work improving the inside of the old farm buildings to showcase the Derek Minter collection of trophies as well as being recognised by the National Lottery who had awarded a small sum of money to the museum to allow it to promote itself on a wider scale.

The trustees have vowed to explore all legal options, but in the meantime are asking for donations, however small, to be made to the ‘Just Giving’ page that has been set up, or for people to visit the museum over the next few months and maybe donate directly.

18/05/15 - The Minter Cafe

The LMM is very proud to announce that we are now the home of the fantastic Derek Minter trophy collection……. READ MORE

25/12/14 - Merry Christmas!

The LMM would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

01/12/14 - Entry Fees in 2015

Due to the ever current rising costs of electricity and insurance, the LMM will be putting its entry fees up for the new year to;

Adults: £8.00

Seniors £4.50

Under 15’s £2.00

Under 5’s FREE

BUT FEAR NOT! If you have an LMM flyer from 2014, bring it along with you and until the end of January 2015 you can get in for 2014 prices!

14/09/2014 - ACE CAFE REUNION, BRIGHTON BURN UP

No, I don’t know how we coped this weekend either! But we were also out at Brighton with our Daytona Racer, Velocette Venom Thruxton and Ivy. Another year and another mass of flyers handed out in glorious sunshine and the smell of exhaust fumes and the sea. This year our most popular bike was our little Ivy.


13&14/09/2014 - LONDON TRANSPORT MUSEUM ACTON DEOT OPEN DAY

In a very busy weekend, we were also invited to attend London Transport Museum Acton Depot open day. The open day was based around their B-Type Battle Bus from WW1, so we were asked to bring some similar era machines. We chose our Triumph Model H, Zenith Gradua and also our ABC Skootamota. The bikes were well received among both the visitors and staff, who welcomed the bikes and us, overall a great weekend was had by all.

The LTM has been helping us to apply for a Heritage Lottery Fund WW1 Grant based around our Triumph Model H, updates on that very soon.




13/09/2014 - ACE CAFE THRUXTON LAUNCH

The museum was asked by good friend Mark Wilsmore, of the Ace Cafe, if we could bring our Thruxton Bonneville over for the launch of the Cafe Cafe Thruxton





03/09/2014 - SALON PRIVE

For the second year running the museum was invited to attend the prestigious Salon Prive Show held at Syon Park. This year we went with our new Daytona Racer accompanied by the man who used to race it and who also restored it on behalf of the museum, Peter “Yobo” Bates. Here is Peter at the show on his parade lap.



13/07/2014 - SUPER ROCKET UPDATE!

The Super Rocket is coming along nicely all the chrome is done, wheels rebuilt, paintwork given a clean, looking good, just a few bits and pieces to finish off then its time t try and fire it up.



25/05/2014 - LONG AWAITED RESTORATION COMPLETE

For a while at the museum we have been restoring a 1957 Velocette Venom which has been “Thruxtonised”. And finally today we took it off the ramp and fired it up (after doing the Velocette starting procedure a few times) for the first time! Here it is finished, doesn’t quite count as a new addition, more like a returning exhibit as we’ve had it at the museum for quite a while. Our thanks go out to Roly Crisp whos Sundays have been taken up with restoring the bike at the museum for us.






01/03/2014 - CHECK OUT OUR NEW PAGE

Check out our new page, Tales from the Tarmac, we’ll be updating it with stories over the coming months.


16/02/2014 - BSA SUPER ROCKET

Work on the recently donated BSA Super Rocket is underway by our founder Bill Crosby, we’re going for a cosmetic restoration, but keeping the original paintwork.








GOING TO A  MOTORBIKE SHOW THIS YEAR?, KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR THE MUSEUM AND PICK UP A DISCOUNT ENTRY FLYER


07/01/2014 - Kempton Park

We were at the recent Kempton Park Auto Jumble show day with our Norton 500T, Triumph Strongbow T140 Flat Tracker, volunteer Steves T140 Flat Traker and Moto Minarelli Sprint.










06/01/2014 - Monday Openings

Don’t forget the museum will be open every Monday as well as its normal weekend opening times for the whole of 2014. So if you find yourself at a loose end, come and pay us a visit!


25/12/13 & 01/01/2014 - MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM EVERYONE AT THE LONDON MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM


14/05/2013 - LMM Art Exhibition

The LMM will be hosting a motorcycle art exhibition on Sunday the 9th June 2013 at its West London home.

In addition to the 200 British machines on permanent display, many of which themselves could be classed as works of art, will be a number of classic bike artists displaying their paintings and drawings, along with some other less obvious forms of art. READ MORE


15/02/2013 - LMM at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show

The LMM has taken its 1961 ex-police Thunderbird and 1963 Cotton Telstar racer along to the show. If you are going be sure to check out the bikes and also pick up a museum flyer with a special discounted entry voucher on.

12/01/2013 - 1962 Triumph Tiger Cub

A lovely restored Tiger Cub has just been loaned to the museum, see more in the New Additions section.

06/01/2013 - Twin Bantam Engined Racer

A very rare Hogan race framed twin engined racer has been loaned to the museum, see more in the New Additions section.

01/01/2013 - New Opening Times & Prices

Good news, the museum will now be open Saturday, Sunday and Monday from today! Please see How to Find Us & Opening Times for more info on prices.

09/12/2012 - The LMM on Songs of Praise

The LMM was proud to help the BBC in its filming of Songs of Praise for a special “Christmas in Wartime” episode focusing on Greenford and Ealing. We loaned our 1961 Matchless G3 AFS bike along with ARP wardens helmet and a gas mask. You can watch the episode here.

23/06/2012 - The Home of Triumph Officially Opened

We thought it only fitting that we had our official opening at our Triumph Day special event.  With special guest John Rosamond, ex chairman of the Triumph Works Co-Operative, on hand along with museum founder Bill Crosby to cut the ribbon to open our new Home Of Triumph…. READ MORE