London Motorcycle Museum

London Motorcycle Museum The London Motorcycle museum is the capital's only motorcycle museum, opening in 1999 with a display of around 60 exhibits and now have around 200 exhibits on display including a wide range of bikes & memorabilia as well as knowledgeable staff.
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It is with great sadness we have to announce the passing of our founder Bill Crosby.After running his business, Reg Alle...
30/03/2020

It is with great sadness we have to announce the passing of our founder Bill Crosby.
After running his business, Reg Allen Motorcycles, for 60 years and amassing a collection of bikes to open his own museum that grew to house over 200 exhibits few people can deny his impact on British motorcycle history. To us, the family and the volunteers of the LMM he will be missed but never forgotten.
William Charles Crosby
28.4.1932 - 29.3.2020

28/01/2020

Only a few days to go.
We will be open from 10am-3pm there will be an entry fee of £1 and most importantly we will have more stuff to add on the Sunday.

The LMM will be holding a CLOSING DOWN SALE on the 1st & 2nd February.We have been busy sorting and everything must go!W...
16/01/2020

The LMM will be holding a CLOSING DOWN SALE on the 1st & 2nd February.
We have been busy sorting and everything must go!
We've got everything from posters, books and advertising to helmets, jackets, trousers and gloves not to mention oil pumps, motorbikes, engines, auto jumble, no end of odds and ends we even have an accordion.
Please share and tag your friends to get the word out.
Here are a few pictures to wet your appetite.

07/10/2019

And that's it ladies and gents.
Our last day is over and we are now CLOSED.
Thank you from all of the Crosby family and all our volunteers for all the words of support and the hundreds that made it for one last visit. This page will stay open to document the history of the museum and update on any future news.

05/10/2019

Just a reminder that this weekend is your last chance to visit before we close for good on Monday 7th Oct.
Also as tomorrow (the 6th) will be our last Sunday and we will be firing up the BBQ one last time so you can come for one last look round and if you want you can grab a hot dog or burger while your at it.
Thank you to everyone who has sent messages of support and everyone who has visited since the announcement leading to record numbers through the door.
Let's go out with a bang not a wimper.

21/09/2019

The London Motorcycle Museum would like to announce that the doors will close for good at 4pm on Monday 7th. October 2019.
In May we celebrated 20 fulfilling years of sharing our rich and varied British motorcycle history and culture with visitors from around the globe. Our visitors’ books are full of enthusiastic comments and encouragement but sadly those do not pay the bills and we are now at a point where we are not able to continue. We would like to whole heartedly thank all our dedicated volunteers over the years and everyone who has ever visited or expressed their support.
For those of you interested, part of the Crosby Collection from the museum will be sold at Bonham’s Stafford auction on Saturday 19th. October.

05/07/2019

We at the LMM are very saddened to hear of the passing of one of our dear friends and supporters Mr. Les Williams.
Les was one of our guests of honour at our grand opening and has remained a supporter and honorary member since.
His history with Triumph is something of legend and he will be missed by many. Our thoughts go to his family and friends at this time.

02/05/2019

Happy Birthday to us!
20 years ago today was our grand opening.

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17/11/2018

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04/11/2018

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On this day last year our Chairman James Crosby set off from the museum on his plucky little 1964 Triumph Tiger Cub on w...
07/10/2018

On this day last year our Chairman James Crosby set off from the museum on his plucky little 1964 Triumph Tiger Cub on what turned out to be a 2821 mile trip Lands End to John O'Groats and back taking in all four point of the compass on the UK mainland all 3 countries and a fair few breakdowns. Today James has come to the museum on his cub to mark the occasion.

01/07/2018
Reg Allen closing and London Motorcycle Museum struggling
14/06/2018
Reg Allen closing and London Motorcycle Museum struggling

Reg Allen closing and London Motorcycle Museum struggling

Due to unprecedented increases in business rates and other expenses Reg Allen, a well known and loved motorcycle dealership and parts source, is set to close its doors in the near future. The London Motorcycle Museum, run by Reg Allen, is continuing to suffer Ealing Council's decision to reduce its....

19/05/2018

All of us here at the museum would like to congratulate TRH The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. and of course safe riding to both Prince Harry and Prince William. #royalwedding

Did someone say Royal Wedding?
19/05/2018

Did someone say Royal Wedding?

Last weekend we attended Edurance Legends at Donington park along side our friends the TR3OC. It was a great event enjoy...
17/05/2018

Last weekend we attended Edurance Legends at Donington park along side our friends the TR3OC. It was a great event enjoyed by all and we came away from it with awards for best club stand and our 24 hour entrance Daytona won best competition machine.
We will be at Kempton Park this Saturday so if your there come by see some amazing and unique machines and say hi.

31/03/2018

We are open as normal Saturday, Sunday and Monday over Easter.

Yesterday we had a visit from a fellow museum man, Sammy Miller. Sammy came down to have a look around our bikes and cha...
12/02/2018

Yesterday we had a visit from a fellow museum man, Sammy Miller. Sammy came down to have a look around our bikes and chat about all thing bikes and museums with our founder Bill Crosby.

Today TT rider Bruce Anstey paid a visit to pick up his 2003 Supersport 600 Triumph as it goes off to a new home. While ...
28/01/2018

Today TT rider Bruce Anstey paid a visit to pick up his 2003 Supersport 600 Triumph as it goes off to a new home. While he was here he had a good look round and admired some of our more classic race machines.

25/12/2017

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM EVERYONE HERE AT THE LONDON MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM.

CUB NEWS: thanks to all your very kind donations our chairman James has reached his total of £2500. You can still donate...
23/12/2017

CUB NEWS: thanks to all your very kind donations our chairman James has reached his total of £2500. You can still donate so if you have a couple of quid left after the Christmas shopping and want to help James smash that amount head over to just giving. In other news James has added a new tattoo to remember the trip.

20/12/2017

FESTIVE OPENING TIMES:

Saturday 23rd Dec OPEN
Sunday 24th Dec CLOSED
Monday 25th Dec CLOSED

Saturday 30th Dec OPEN
Sunday 31st Dec OPEN
Monday 1st Jan CLOSED

London Motorcycle Museum's cover photo
18/12/2017

London Motorcycle Museum's cover photo

Tiger Cub News: If you have been following this page for a while you will have seen the news and photo's of our chairman...
29/11/2017
Read James's story

Tiger Cub News: If you have been following this page for a while you will have seen the news and photo's of our chairman, James Crosby riding his 1964 Tiger Cub from Lands End to John O'Groats and a lot in between to raise funds for the Museum.
This Saturday (2nd Dec) James will be riding his Cub to Kempton Park for the Autojumble and show and will be on our Museum stand where you can see the bike hear the tales and drop a donation in the bucket to add to his total.

James is raising money to help London Motorcycle Museum

Lest We Forget
11/11/2017

Lest We Forget

CUB NEWS: James has made it back to London after 3 1/2 weeks 2821 Miles taking in Lands End to John O'Groats, the 4 poin...
01/11/2017

CUB NEWS: James has made it back to London after 3 1/2 weeks 2821 Miles taking in Lands End to John O'Groats, the 4 points of the compass of the UK mainland, all 3 country's of the mainland, the highest altitude roads in both England and Scotland and a trip around Loch Ness. HE HAS DONE IT!
A huge Thank you to everyone for following his progress on the trip, for liking and sharing his posts and in particular everyone who has donated so far. We still have a way to go to reach that total so the work will continue.
Also a big Thank you to everyone who helped along the way with a bed for the night or a workshop to fix (or bodge) the bike.
And lastly Thank you from everyone at the museum to James and his plucky little Cub for taking on this epic ride.
www.justgiving.com/fundraising/one-man-and-his-cub

CUB UPDATE: OUR chairman James Crosby and his plucky little 200cc Triumph Tiger Cub are on the last leg of his epic trip...
01/11/2017
Read James's story

CUB UPDATE: OUR chairman James Crosby and his plucky little 200cc Triumph Tiger Cub are on the last leg of his epic trip that took him from Lands End to John O'Groats taking in the highest altitude road in both England and Scotland, riding around Loch Ness and the points of the compass with most Southern, Easterly, Northern and Westerly points of the UK Mainland. This has all been to raise money for our Charity after recent bill increases. James set off planning to do at least 2500 miles and set the goal of £2500. He is just over 50% of the way so any donations on this his last day of riding are hugely appreciated. We will continue collecting after his return so if you have an odd £1 on payday think of us.
www.justgiving.com/fundraising/one-man-and-his-cub

James is raising money to help London Motorcycle Museum

Engineering of two kinds.
31/10/2017

Engineering of two kinds.

Today James and the Cub set off from Bristol taking in the amazing sight of Clifton Suspension Bridge before heading sou...
31/10/2017

Today James and the Cub set off from Bristol taking in the amazing sight of Clifton Suspension Bridge before heading south to Sourton Cross the sight of his first break down when the valve got bent. This time no Halloween horror and bike is all ok. James has now surpassed the 2500 mark and is just over the 50% to the £2500 target so and donations are very welcome.
www.justgiving.com/fundraising/one-man-and-his-cub

31/10/2017

What is a spookyist motorcycle you can think of this Halloween?

Today James and the Tiger Cub did another 161 miles briefly crossing the border in to Wales so he can now say this trip ...
30/10/2017

Today James and the Tiger Cub did another 161 miles briefly crossing the border in to Wales so he can now say this trip has taken him to all 3 country's of the mainland. Sorry Wales we know you got a bit neglected but maybe next trip. From there it was further south to Bristol for his stop for tonight. Tomorrow should see him travel further south back to the sight of his first break down when he bent the exhaust valve on a very long hill a few hours after leaving lands end. James will be redoing this leg of the trip and that bent exhaust valve will be with him as it was glued to the inside of the oil cap and has been acting as a dip stick ever since.
James trip will soon be coming to an end but he still has some work to get to the £2500 total he was aiming for so any donation No matter how big or small is welcome.
www.justgiving.com/fundraising/one-man-and-his-cub

A productive few days for James and and Tiger Cub. Friday he ride south heading for England and to meet a friend who has...
29/10/2017

A productive few days for James and and Tiger Cub. Friday he ride south heading for England and to meet a friend who has picked up a new clutch to cure the worsening clutch slip problem. As you can see the clutch caused some problems as you can see how much he had to stop along the way. The next day saw him carry on this journey with a plan to swap the clutch roadside and carry on his way but a weirdly timed electrical fault lead to the bike being worked on back at the workshop instead. New clutch fitted and he was back on the road heading south passing through the Yorkshire dales on 164 miles ride.
James has covered 2318 miles so far on the Cub and is nearly home.

With all the excitement and pretty pictures I almost forgot to post the map. Yesterday James rode to the most westerly p...
27/10/2017

With all the excitement and pretty pictures I almost forgot to post the map. Yesterday James rode to the most westerly point of the UK mainland completing the set after previously visiting southern easterly and northern points.
Now to head south.

Address

29 Oldfield Lane South
London
UB6 9LB

Less than a mile from Greenford station (Central Line), only 4 miles (1 bus E1 bus ride) from Ealing Broadway (Mainline, Central and District lines), and less than 4 miles from the famous Ace Cafe. Just minutes from the main bus routes, (E1, E2, E6, E7, E10,105,92). PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE INSIDE THE LONDON LOW EMISSION ZONE ( http://www.tfl.gov.uk/roadusers/lez/17700.aspx#tkt-tab-panel-3 )

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 16:30
Saturday 10:00 - 16:30
Sunday 10:00 - 16:30

Telephone

020 8575 6644

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So wish I had seen this when it was still operating. Just joined group now in case of future posts of interest - thanks.
Told myself for ages I would get along and see the place, finally made it on your last weekend....far from being a bike expert...so.....took pics but no idea what half the machines actually are. I’ve seen inventory lists but no idea what’s what. Don’t suppose anyone has a floor plan kind of thing saying what was where?
I'm happy that I made it up today with the family to see the museum intact one last time, but sad that things have come to this. All the best with your auctioning & I hope that the items go to good homes that are happy to continue sharing.
You have an email from me already. You are holding a 1925 BSA Round Tank motorcycle on loan from the Wimbledon & District MCC, which restored it some years ago. I am putting you on notice that we want it back! We are quite happy to collect before you close your doors on October 7.
One of Best British Bike Museum ever! Rock on!
How do I become a member?
I would like to thank Gary and all the guys from the museum for looking after our gazeebo, loading it up and bringing it to the Ace, and taking it back. It was a big saver for us and I know you had a long day as it was, so a big thank you guys. From West Middlesex Tigers TOMCC.
Hi there, hear you're a bit strapped for cash. Would you know of a TRW engine unit for sale, please? WD SURPLUS, from ~1948, green? paint
Hi Can you please advise of your opening times. Thanks
Had a great day out at the museum. Well worth a visit.
This is an amazing place and a must for any motorcycle enthusiast. There is so much to see, the volunteers are very friendly and very knowledgeable. I loved it.