How big is a Penny Farthing's wheel? And just how uncomfortable were those early bikes compared with today's hi-tech versions? Journey through the lanes of cycle history and see bicycles from 1819, such as the Hobby Horse, Boneshakers and Penny Farthings up to the most modern Raleigh cycles of today. See historic shop replicas including early lamp collections. Photographs, posters and enamel signs from days gone by. The Dunlop tyre story. Cycles through the ages on video. Displays on past racing stars such as Tom Simpson, Barry Hoban, Bill Bradley, Billie Dovey, Barry Clarke and George Fleming. Bicycle collections from the National Cycle Museum, Tom Norton, David Higman, Raleigh and more. Over 250 machines on display at any one time with a similar number held in the reserve collection or awaiting conservation and preparation for display, all with a story to tell.
March - October: Open 5 days a week. 10am - last admission 4pm November - Marcfh variable. Please ring for details, available 24 hrs a day.
Adults: £4 Senior Citizens: £3.00 Children: £2.00 Group rates available
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