GRAND OPENING OF NEW COMPLEX
New Milton is lucky to now have one of the greatest motorcycle museums in the world right on our doorstep! We had a terrific turn out for the grand opening of our new 10,000 sq ft extension to our complex on Thursday 22nd July in glorious New Milton sunshine.
The complex was completed in March 2020 and opened to the public in July 2020, just two days before going back into lockdown and being forced to close our doors once more.
The new complex has German, Italian, BMCT and Japanese examples and the upper floor houses 1930’s and Belstaff collections, along with the Ralph Venables reading area and archive.
The museum now holds 450 bikes, with all but four in working order. That’s no mean feat!
The Duke of Richmond & Gordon officially opened our new complex and we enjoyed an exciting day complete with demonstrations, including four International Six Days Trial bikes!
Invited guests were able to meet the three of the 1958 Ariel Works Riders, Ron Langston, Gordon Blakeway and of course, Sammy!
We are looking forward to our next big event, our Annual Rickman Day, this Sunday 1st August, where we will celebrate the life of the late Derek Rickman.