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Museums in United Kingdom

A.R.E. Classic Motorcycle Collection

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 Old Vicarage, where the collection is housed, is a stunning building that’s over 250 years old.

Aldershot Military Museum

Housed in the only surviving brick-built barrack blocks left in Aldershot, the museum tells the story of daily life for both soldier and civilian since 1854. The story of Aldershot Military Town and the civil towns of Aldershot, Farnborough and Cove is told using our vibrant collections within the fascinating, original buildings. Explore the site, admire the tanks, jeeps etc. and join in with the hands-on activities.

Amberley Working Museum

Amberley Museum is a 36 acre open-air site set in the South Downs National Park dedicated to the industrial heritage of the south east. Take a ride around the Museum on the narrow-gauge railway and historic bus. Exhibits include the telecommunications hall, electricity hall, working printshop, lime kilns, road steam engines, radio and TV exhibition, stationary engines and more. The Museum is also home to traditional craftspeople, such as the woodturners, wheelwrights and blacksmith, with a café, gift shop, nature trails and numerous picnic areas.

Anglesey Transport Museum - Tacla Taid

Tacla Taid, the Anglesey Transport and Agriculture Museum, is the largest of its kind in Wales. It features displays of cars, motorbikes, commercial and farm vehicles and static engines. Walk back in time and see over 60 gleaming classic cars and vehicles from the 1920s onwards. Set in a replica of a 1940s cobbled village street, which includes two houses a garage and a shop, with a window displaying old merchandise.

Atwell-Wilson Motor Museum

​We are a small friendly museum situated in the heart of Wiltshire. The majority of our 100+ exhibits are cars from the 1920s onwards. We also have a collection of motorcycles, mopeds and bicycles. You can also see interesting motoring memorabilia, our Jack Spittle Model Lorry Collection and a reconstructed 1930s style garage complete with vehicles.

Battlesbridge Motorcycle Museum

his little museum evokes an ambience of motorcycling through the ages with assorted memorabilia scattered between the classic and vintage motorcycles. A must for any motorcycle enthusiast, come and view the extensive range of vintage motorcycles and accessories housed in the museum. Staffed by a really friendly group of guys who all ride their vintage bikes down to the museum rain or shine!

Beamish Museum

Beamish is a world famous open air museum telling the story of the people of North East England at two important points in their history – 1825 and 1913. Beamish stands in 300 acres of beautiful County Durham countryside, eight miles south west of Newcastle upon Tyne, twelve miles north west of Durham city. It is not a traditional museum. Most of the houses, shops and other buildings have been dismantled, brought to Beamish and rebuilt here. Some - Home Farm, Pockerley Manor and the Drift Mine - were here already.

Bexhill Museum

Bexhill Museum offers something for everyone from local history and archaeology to fashion and Bexhill's motor heritage The Technology collection is devoted to celebrating Bexhill’s role as the birth place of British Motor racing. You can see three vehicles representing different eras and technology: a reproduction steam driven 1902 Serpollet or ‘Easter Egg’, a 1958 mk III Elva sports racing car and the 1993 world record breaker Volta electric car. There are hands on displays so you can have a go at changing a car’s tyre, installing spark plugs and see how engines work.

Black Country Museum

An immersive experience from start to finish, Black Country Living Museum is an award-winning open air museum that tells the story of one of the very first industrialised landscapes in Britain. Set across 26 acres, you'll explore over forty carefully reconstructed shops, houses and industrial areas that represent the Black Country's story. You'll learn how steam power, human ingenuity and an increasingly interconnected world transformed this region into a manufacturing powerhouse.