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Iver Johnson

Vintage American Motorcycle

The Iver Johnson design was unconventional in many respects. The top and middle frame tubes were bent to arch over the engine, and the front fork was an interesting leading link, leaf spring design.

The side-valve singles and twins had two different valve mechanisms. The belt-drive single featured a longitudinal camshaft driven by worm gears, the shaft extending forward through the case to drive the magneto. The twin was rated at eight horsepower, and the single at 4.5 hp.

Veteran Motorcycles

Pre-WWI Machines

The museum has a good collection of very early motorcycles from the early years of Twentieth Century.

Some of the bikes are restored, and others are in orginal condition, just as they were when last used on a regular basis 100 years ago.

Museum Layout

Three Main Sections

The museum is laid out in a U section with the entrance at the base and two long hallways set at rightangles.

Although it is possible to see quite a lot in a couple of hours, for the dedicated enthusiast at least half a day should be set aside. The 700 motorcycles on display are accompanied by thousands of other interesting items - memorabilia, models, posters...


Nabiac Automotive and Motorcycle Swap Meet - Annual Event.
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The National Motorcycle Museum

National Motorcycle Museum Nabiac


Australia's largest collection of vintage, veteran, and classic motorcycles.

Around 800 Motorcycles on Display

The Museum is in Nabiac NSW, 140km north of Newcastle before Taree on the Pacific Highway. More directions...

OPEN EVERY DAY
(Christmas Excepted)
9am - 4pm
Last entry 3.30pm
 

 MAKES ON DISPLAY INCLUDE:
 

ACME
ABW
AJS
ARIEL
BENELLI
BMW
BSA
CHANG-JIANG
CORGI
COTTON
COVENTRY EAGLE
CZ
DKW
DOT
DOUGLAS
DUCATI
EXCELSIOR
FRANCIS-BARNETT
HONDA
INDIAN
KAWASASKI
KENILWORTH
LEVIS
LILAC
MATCHLESS
MORBIDELLI
MOTO MORINI
MOTO GUZZI
MV AGUSTA
NORTON
NSU

PANTHER
PUCH
RIGA
ROVER
ROYAL ENFIELD
SCOTT
SUNBEAM
SUZUKI
TRIUMPH
URAL
VELOCETTE
VINCENT
WARATAH
WARRIOR
YAMAHA

ADMISSION CHARGES (inc GST)

  • ADULTS $12.00
  • CHILDREN UNDER 14 $4.00
  • SCHOOL STUDENTS 14 to 17 Years $8.00
  • FAMILY (Parents + dependant children under 17 years) $30
  • Group Prices


HISTORY OF THE AUSTRALIAN MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM

Motorcycles formed a very important part of Australia's transport history, as they provided relatively inexpensive method of motor transport. Fifty years ago, for many Australians their introduction to the roads was by way of the motorcycle. 

Brian and Margaret Kelleher have been motorcycle enthusiasts for decades and developed their passionate interest in the sport as members of the motorcycle industry.... read more


DONATIONS & LOANS
The museum is an organisation funded by the Kelleher family, donations, and volunteer labour. Many of the motorcycles on display are on loan to the museum, and we seek old and unusual bikes either unrestored or restored for display. 

It is better to have the bike cleaned and dusted regularly than to have it sit in a shed somewhere where no one can see it. Loaned bikes may have a sign placed near them identifying and thanking the person who has loaned the machine. Bikes may be placed on long or short term loan, and may be removed by the owner at any time. If you have a machine that you think you would like to have on display please contact us.
 

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We have an extensive library of motorcycle books and magazines, and are looking for donations of any old motorcycling literature. Items of particular interest will be restored, if necessary, and the donor's name and thankyou notice placed inside the front cover.

If you are able to assist us preserve Australia's motorcycling heritage, please contact us


Nabiac Motorcycle Swap Meet