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“very interesting collection”

Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum
Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in New Milton
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Sammy Miller MBE is a motorcycling legend, 11 times British Champion, winner of over 1400 events and still winning competitions more than 50 years after his first victory. The Museum houses one of the finest collections of fully restored motorcycles in the world, including factory racers and exotic prototypes, with the collection constantly evolving as new bikes are acquired. There are over 400 rare and classic motorcycles on display in four galleries - one of which showcases the fabulous Norton Collection. The museum is set within an attractive courtyard, with tea rooms, craft shops and children's play area. It is also home to many chickens, donkeys, goats, alpacas and two aviaries.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
hadleigh suffolk
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“very interesting collection”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014 via mobile

An excellent little find especially if you know the history of sammy miller the bikes are beautifully displayed with some really interesting memorabilia there's something to see it every nook and crany I probably wouldn't take small children as id be petrified they'd climb all over the bikes though they do have lots of animals out side. the cafe was amazing outside only wish we could of stayed for lunch as it was all home made nice little selction of craft shops too glad we went.

Visited June 2014
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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“Excellent Value for Money”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014 via mobile

Spent the afternoon here with my elderly father and husband and thoroughly enjoyed myself. The range of bikes is incredible and very well presented. Will definitely be back

Visited June 2014
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“Recommended”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

A great array of bikes from the very beginning of biking right up to the late 1980's, all in simply superb order and in nice surroundings. Some of these bikes were so incredibly rare that I had no idea that they'd every been built in the first place. Superb!

It's one for the enthusiasts for sure, but perhaps a little too static to attract the attention of younger visitors and the simply curious. All credit to the work that has gone into these displays, but it would have been nice if there could have been something to spark the interest of younger and non "motorcycle hardcore" visitors. Something interactive and visual. Considering that the newest bike there was the very worthwhile Norton Interpol (Interplod?), something to bring the story right up to the present day, particularly for the British bike industry, would have been a great addition too.

Food at the Cafe was superb and well priced The experience of a recent visitor, that the food was served by disinterested staff, I am pleased to say is definitely no longer the case; they were very professional and attentive.

There were a handful of interesting shops open and the animals were nice for the family to see too. Parking was free, safe, plentiful and very close by. I will be calling by again soon.

Visited May 2014
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Poole, United Kingdom
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“good for motorcyclysts”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

motorcycle heaven. Old motorcycles galore, if you remember these machines of yesteryear its for you. You have to see to appreciate these wonderful machines.

Visited May 2014
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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“A MUST SEE FOR THE CLASSIC BIKE ENTHUSIAST”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

A really worthwhile visit if you have any interest in classic motorcycles the collection is just brilliant I particularly enjoyed the Vincents but all the bikes were in fabulous condition .Some really quirky models were on show and questions were readily answered by the helpful staff this was my second visit and I will be going again there is so much to see .

Visited May 2014
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