Any motorbike enthusiast who dreams of revving up a Harley Davidson or cruising around town on a Vespa won't want to miss a visit to Birmingham's National Motorcycle Museum. Home to the world's largest collection of British motorcycles, the five exhibition halls span 344,445 square feet (32,000 square meters) and house more than 1,000 motorcycles, including iconic and vintage models.
An impressive 171 marques are represented in the collection, with famous names like BSA, Norton and Triumph, as well as vintage classics and 21st-century superbikes. Highlights include an early pioneer vehicle dating from 1898; the famous Triumph 'Slippery Sam;' the rare Brough Superior Golden Dream; and the pre-World War I Wilkinson Luxury Tourer.
The National Motorcycle Museum is located in Solihull in east Birmingham and is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Admission is £8.95 for adults, £6.95 for children.