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The National Cycle Museum

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A must visit for any cycle enthusiast.

Small quirky museum with bikes from iron to carbon-fibre. Friendly volunteer staff. Go there and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
alMossah
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Wiltshire
A pretty interesting hour (and even bumped into the Town Mayor there, for a little natter)

The cycle museum was quite interesting, more so for me than my wife perhaps and we were able to... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2019
rickbon
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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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The foremost cycle collection in the UK. Cycles of all ages and types.Lots of memorabilia and special exhibitions. Guaranteed to bring back memories. Situated in the famous Automobile Palace- an Art Deco Styled building
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The Automobile Palace Temple Street, Llandrindod Wells LD1 5DL, Wales
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small quirky museum with bikes from iron to carbon-fibre. Friendly volunteer staff. Go there and find the bikes from your youth.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank alMossah
Reviewed 7 January 2019

The cycle museum was quite interesting, more so for me than my wife perhaps and we were able to identify with many exhibits from times long gone by. Good for an hour, followed by a visit to the town lake just up the hill. We...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rickbon
Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

It’s like a parody of a museum. But the jokes on you, for going. Give it a miss and go for a walk enjoying the surrounding countryside instead.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MonsignorT
maryWelshpool, General Manager at The National Cycle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2019

Hello MonsignorT Sorry to read you were not happy with your visit to the museum . I'm not sure what the problem was though With the vast selection of cycles and cycle memorabilia on display we try to have something of interest for everyone

Reviewed 5 December 2018

What a fantastic place! The lady on the door was lovely welcoming us. she had an even warmer welcome for our dog which was lovely Nothing was too much trouble and after an intro to the museum we were left to explorer at our leisure...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jane O
Reviewed 8 November 2018

Arrived on a Tuesday - followed the signs - couldn't find an obvious entrance - does it still exist?More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Alix H
maryWelshpool, General Manager at The National Cycle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

Yes definitely . There were various signs including a large yellow Penny Farthing sign outside the building ( The Automobile Palace ) on Tuesday between 9.30- 4.30 .. There are 2 very large green banners with National Cycle Museum name also fixed to the outside...More

Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

It’s located in the relatively small location of Llandrindod Wells in Wales so you may not expect much, however, the museum has a large collection of historical cycling artifacts from early boneshakers of the 1800’s through the 1900’s, penny farthings to more modern racebikes. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rick C
maryWelshpool, General Manager at The National Cycle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Thank you very much indeed for your positive comments Rick We are expecting a Babel Cycle prototype in anyday - it should have been delivered last Friday A rare recumbent- The Poppy Flyer has also been offered and we have accepted it , so hope...More

Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Wonderful gem of a museum, hugely exceeded our admittedly modest expectations. We thouroughly enjoyed our tour of the collection, enthusiastically led by a team of friendly, knowledgable volunteers. Very welcoming attraction with plenty to interest any cycle enthusiast. Well worth a visit!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Anne C
maryWelshpool, General Manager at The National Cycle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2018

Thank you very much Anne for your glowing comments - they make keeping the museum going all worth the efforts for the volunteers and trustees.

Reviewed 31 August 2018

We visited without high expectation, but were really pleased we made the effort. The museum traces the history of cycling and is surprisingly entertaining. For me, the best bit was trying to find examples of bicycles I have owned over the years. Lots of interesting...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Graham D
maryWelshpool, General Manager at The National Cycle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Hello Graham , Thank you very much for your praise of the museum . We try our best to make it an entertaining visit and love chatting to our visitors about cycle history .

Reviewed 28 August 2018

For such a small town, to have a National Museum, is extraordinary. They cram a lot into a fairly small space, and it is very interesting. We were given a free guided tour, which was excellent, and made the visit more memorable. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank footpri
Reviewed 23 August 2018

We spent a very interesting and enjoyable visit to the museum wandering around the many displays of old and sometimes quirky cycles and learning the history of cycling. The staff were enthusiastic and knowledgeable and the experience was well worth the visit

Date of experience: August 2018
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stanlpool
not a question ,, but it gives me the impression doreen that you dont have a partcular interest in cycling, myself i do have an interest albeit a long time ago now, i visited some years ago and enjoyed my visit seeing all the old style bikes from my era (and beyond) the fifties,, i knew the original family a man wife and daughter who had a shop so small in liverpool,, the shop closed and they moved to either frodsham or helsby cant remember which and then to llangollen north wales,there they opened a museum and tea room,, sadly mr dickinson died and mrs dickinson as i understand let a man from birmngham have all the cycle stock, it since moved to its present location in llandindod wells,, sorry you didnt enjoy your visit but as i say if youre not into the cycling bug then i can see how you werent satisfied with take care
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Response from stanlpool |
hi mary,, firstly i must point out my memory bank is ancient these days and digging some things takes a lot of work ha ha, however the chap you mention a mr higman from oswestry ? i cant recall his name but the word oswestry... More
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Pinky K
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please see reply below
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Pinky K
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Response from maryWelshpool |
You cant hire cycles to ride from the museum , but they can be loaned out for display purposes . Cycles to hire can be found at the Elan Valley visitor centre , near Rhayader, about 20 miles from the museum
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