We all like to support the kind of causes that we’re really interested in, or in which we have a vested interest, and the warm-hearted feeling brought by supporting such ventures is made all the better when you get something back in return.
The National Motorcycle Museum’s scheme – Friends of the NMM – involves a year’s membership that not only entitles you to unlimited free entry to the museum, 10% discount in the museum shop, a free Bruce Main-Smith photocopy set and a quarterly newsletter, but also access to a number of specific events through the year.
For 2019, these include workshop training days (which are free), classic bike tours using some of the museum’s own bikes (with a ‘hire’ fee that varies depending on the machine being used), a ‘try a classic bike’ day in March with a selection of veteran and vintage bikes on the museum’s grounds at a nominal fee of just £12.50 for half a day, and other days yet to be announced.
The cost is something of a bargain for any diehard classic fan, as you only need visit the museum three times in one year and you’ll have got your money’s worth, even without taking the other advantages into consideration!
For adults between 18-65 it’s £29.95, senior citizens of 65+ it’s £27.45, for juniors up to the age of 18 it’s £19.95, and a family (two adults and two children) is £49.95. You can join on 01675 444123, at www.thenmm.co.uk or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, videos of the Friends events can be viewed at the website.
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