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Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, Birmingham

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4.9/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum encompasses an impressive motorcycle museum and a world-class racetrack. The museum's collection includes over 1,200 vintage and modern motorcycles and race cars, half of which are on display at any given time. You can view bikes from the U.S. and abroad dating back to 1904, as well as top-of-the-line creations from today. Don't miss the Lotus race cars. The racecourse features 3.8 km (2.4 mi) of track and 16 turns. Check online to see if any races are being held during your visit. Before you head to Birmingham, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Birmingham vacation planner, to make sure you see all that Birmingham has to offer, including Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum.
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  • Really enjoyed it. Very organized, clean and lot of bikes to see. You can take pictures. Read all about it. It has elevator to move from floor to floor. You can see old bikes snd new bikes too. A grea...  read more »
  • This is a fantastic motorcycle museum. The layout is very appealing and they have a huge variety of vintage and unusual motorcycles...I am not typically a motorcycle person, but enjoyed my trip to the...  read more »
  • You'll find Nelson Piquet's Brabham here! save a couple hours to see everything. You''' not regret it. 
  • If you are a gearhead and motorcycle enthusiast this place is Nirvana!! Best most complete collection of motorcycles on the planet. Best docent tour anywhere.!!!. Our guide new every bike on display (600+ bikes) down to the carb needle size. They have a representative ( working motorcycle) of every bike and motorcycle development from the late 1800's to date. We spent 5+ hours and had to quit because our brains hurt from all the info. The grounds and building are a work of art and we spent 20 mins just watching the Porshe racing class work on the great racetrack in back of the museum. Worth a trip to Birmingham from anywhere in the world for a true motorcycle lover. PS. also an incredible collection of Lotus's. And classic outboard motors. Who knew?!!!!
  • It is a magical place. Around 700 motorcycles on display at any given time. 144,000 square feet of wonderfully designed displays featuring bikes from every era and discipline. From recent customs to the very oldest bikes that exist, literally motor driven bicycles. It also houses the largest Lotus collection (Cars) in the world. There is a small snack area but do not expect to eat there. Tip: if you have the time the guided tours are well worth the extra 15 dollars, especially if you are in to bikes. I've been dozen of times (member) and will go a hundred or more if I live long enough. It is a wonder and a legitimate source of pride for a city that is more notorious historically for chaos and hate. BVMM lifts up Birmingham and gives it a true attraction that anyone in the world should be able to appreciate.
  • I can't say enough amazing things about Barber. We visited here today & it was truly amazing. After starting on the 5th floor & making our way down I wound up with over 90 photos of phenomenal works of art, which is what they really felt like! We spent hours here checking out all the bikes from the very oldest to the newest Kawi supercharged H2 and H2R, the Lotus collection, & even a couple scooters. My favorite were a couple of military motorcycles the Germans used during Rommel's push through North Africa campaign. If you get a chance, go!
  • This is so awesome. It is like the Guggenheim museum of motorcycles. Agree with above. Best motorcycle museum on the planet. If you love motorcycles you cannot miss this. And bring your leathers and liter bike for a turn around the track.
  • Staff was snarky and uptight. Great museum, lots of cool things to see.
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