European Motorcycles

Motorcycle Museums of the Past

Divided Collections, Closed or Relocated Museums

Haigslea Motorcycle Museum
Queensland, Australia
Closed 2015. More information: Haigslea MC Museum

Saltarelli Collection
Sold at auction, 2012. More information: Saltarelli Collection

Karlsson Museum
Göran Karlsson's Motor Museum had around 200 cars and 100 motorcycles. It opened in 2007 and closed in 2010 after Karlsson's death.

Bradworthy Transport Museum
Devon, UK. Closed

Museo Anni 50
Claudio Chiappini
via Lama, 2 - 47837 Montegridolfo (Rn) museoannicinquanta.it

Believed to have closed around 2008.

Musee de Montjean sur Loire
The museum closed in September 2006. Exhibits included many French cyclos, scooters and motorcycles from the 50s.

Musée D'Automobiles du Forez
Sury Le Comtal
This museum was owned by Jacques Lefranc for almost 60 years, closing in 1981. The collection was purchased by Maurice Marques of Saint Zacherie, who maintained it until 1995. Several from this collection were sold at Retromobile 2018.

Potter Collection
Potter Brothers of Rowgate Garage, Kirkby Stephen
Much of the collection was sold at auction in late 2007. The BMCT acquired a 1921 Revere and this may be seen at the Coventry Transport Museum. The brothers also had a Henderson Four ca.1919.