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The National Cycle Museum

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The Automobile Palace Temple Street, Llandrindod Wells LD1 5DL, Wales
+44 1597 825531
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Great array of bikes, loved the velodrome bikes

The museum is a collection of old and new bikes and I liked the velodrome bikes but my husband... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lau A
Museum closed despite notices informing you of opening times.

Can't review as we did not get in. The area had building work going on, so not sure if this was why... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
Mark J
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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The foremost cycle collection in the UK. Cycles of all ages and types.Lots of memorabilia and special exhibitions. Guaranteed to bring back memories. Situated in the famous Automobile Palace- an Art Deco Styled building
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The Automobile Palace Temple Street, Llandrindod Wells LD1 5DL, Wales
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is a collection of old and new bikes and I liked the velodrome bikes but my husband loved the French bike and chopper. it was dog friendly so I didn’t have to go around on my own. You can take pics, so lots...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Can't review as we did not get in. The area had building work going on, so not sure if this was why it was closed. Looked through the glass door. Plenty to see if you could get in.

Thank Mark J
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maryWelshpool, General Manager at The National Cycle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

What day and time did you try to visit please?

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Reviewed 31 January 2018

A bit expensive to get in for what is on offer here. Just bikes and laid out in quite a boring way. Certainly does not grab the attention. needs someone with vision to make it exciting and interesting.

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Reviewed 14 December 2017

The museum is run by volunteers - the lady who was on duty when we visited was knowledgeable, friendly and more than happy to answer any questions and supply additional information about exhibits or cycling greats from the past. The collection of bikes and associated...More

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Extensive collection of cycles and memorabilia. Quite a lot to take in. Always makes you feel old when you see the model of bike you used to ride in the 1970's in a museum!

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Reviewed 6 November 2017

Visited with my 9 year old granddaughter during half-term. Beforehand not sure if we would both be happy. Fears completely allayed. We both loved it. There were some quirky machines to keep her happy. History spans from hobby horse to modern carbon racing bikes. All...More

Thank efcraig
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

We had a couple of hours to spend in Llandrindod Wells on a rail trip through the mid- Wales line. We decided to visit the museum which they specially opened on a Saturday. A really interesting and well laid out museum which showed the development...More

Thank Ian S
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

Called in on a Monday in the Summer and pleased to find the museum open, although with a slightly shorter opening hours (10-2) it was all we needed. I thought I knew a lot about old bikes, but there was plenty to learn here. It...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Very interesting and well-laid out collection. Nice to see everything so well labelled and the owners obviously take pride in their exhibits.

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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

A really excellent museum packed with a range of bicycles. Staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. Amazing to find the first ever bicycle had no pedals and no breaks. Well worth a visit

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stanlpool
not a question ,, but it gives me the impression doreen that you dont have a partcular interest in cycling, myself i do have an interest albeit a long time ago now, i visited some years ago and enjoyed my visit seeing all the old style bikes from my era (and beyond) the fifties,, i knew the original family a man wife and daughter who had a shop so small in liverpool,, the shop closed and they moved to either frodsham or helsby cant remember which and then to llangollen north wales,there they opened a museum and tea room,, sadly mr dickinson died and mrs dickinson as i understand let a man from birmngham have all the cycle stock, it since moved to its present location in llandindod wells,, sorry you didnt enjoy your visit but as i say if youre not into the cycling bug then i can see how you werent satisfied with take care
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Response from stanlpool |
hi mary,, firstly i must point out my memory bank is ancient these days and digging some things takes a lot of work ha ha, however the chap you mention a mr higman from oswestry ? i cant recall his name but the word oswestry... More
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please see reply below
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You cant hire cycles to ride from the museum , but they can be loaned out for display purposes . Cycles to hire can be found at the Elan Valley visitor centre , near Rhayader, about 20 miles from the museum
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