Situated on the former RAF Jurby in the sunny north of the Isle of Man, the privately funded Isle of Man Motor Museum was purpose designed and houses over 400 vehicles. Opened in May 2015, it has become a petrolhead’s paradise with something for everyone to enjoy. Starting with the 1904 Gordon Bennett Trials, the Isle of Man occupies a unique place in both motoring and motorsports heritage. Every year, TT riders take on the fearsome 37.73 mile Mountain Course now averaging well over 130mph.
The industrial heritage of the North West is brought to life before your very eyes at Bury Transport Museum. Through stunningly restored vehicles, original artifacts and interactive exhibits, your family can explore the lives and jobs of people in the early 20th Century.
Located in Kirk Michael on the west coast of the Island this is an exemplary private collection of vintage motorcycles. The collection includes over 100 motorcycles – many rare and valuable – with names including Triumph, AMC, BSA, Vincent and Moto Guzzi to name just a few. There is a particular focus on machines from the 1930s and all machines are kept running and in pristine condition. Additionally there are usually a few bikes undergoing restoration to bring them back to their former glory.
The Alcázar, a military academy in the 18th and 19th centuries, and a notorious symbol of nationalism in the Spanish Civil Wars, has since 2010 has been the site of Spain’s army museum, an amalgamation of several institutions. It has a huge collection, totalling more than 35,000 items including knives, swords, firearms, artillery pieces, flags, uniforms and medals. It includes leather shields and breech-loading shotguns used by the army.
A foundation at Alcalá de Henares is trying to put together a museum for Spanish motorcycles. A small portion of this collection is shown at a nearby hotel: "at the Hotel Alcalá Plaza they share our passion for two wheels. The result is a unique exhibition that condenses specialties, decades and trends. A cocktail that invites you to imagine the immense possibilities of the future Motorcycle Museum. More than 40 classics from different periods and origins in a pleasant, lavishly decorated space. And only 30 km from Madrid"
Enjoy this unique experience travelling back in time to savor Madrid in the early 20th century through the hotel´s magnificent collection of vintage and classic cars, surrounded by genuine photos of Madrid at that time period. This exclusive guided tour around our quaint museum will fascinate both, car lovers and all audiences; where you will feel like gangster during the prohibition, you will learn how to start a 1915 Ford T Model or you will take a picture in a 1950s microcar the “bubble car” (Isetta). It will be an unforgettable experience for all the family.