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National Cycle Museum

National Cycle Museum

National Cycle Museum

Museum - Transport, £5

The Automobile Palace,
Temple Street ,
Llandrindod Wells ,
Powys ,



The National Cycle Museum in Llandrindod Wells has approximately 250 machines on display spanning 200 years of cycling within the 6,000 square feet of floor space at any one time, with a similar number held in the reserve collection.

Journey through the lanes of cycle history. A copy of the first bicycle made by Johnson of London 204 years ago is displayed. Exhibits include an 1818 Hobby Horse, Boneshakers and Penny Farthings, Victorian solid-tyred machines and the latest carbon fibre racing models. The Dunlop tyre story sets the stage for the entrance of the tyred bicycle.

The museum have developed a workshop section where visitors can see first hand how repairs and maintenance are carried out on exhibits and newly donated bicycles.

The exhibition hall contains displays on past racing stars such a Bob Maitland , Olympic medal winner , Bill Bradley winner of the Milk Race in 1959/60, Billie Dovey the keep fit lady of the 1930's who rode just under 30,000 miles in one year, Eileen Sheridan who set many long distance records, Barry Clarke National Mountain Bike Champion of 1996 and George Nightingale who rode the 25-mile in under an hour in 1938, to name but a few.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeMobility Accessibility FacilitiesDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed

Opening details

Days open are:
Mondays and Tuesdays: 10am - 4pm
Saturday: 10am - 2pm
Closed Sunday.
There are no onsite refreshments.


All adult entry is £5
1 child free entry with each paying adult, otherwise entry is £1


The Automobile Palace,
Temple Street ,
Llandrindod Wells ,
Powys ,

Location and nearby places


Plan route to National Cycle Museum using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SO 060609  Lat: 52.23831 Long: -3.37751


By car:- turn off A483 at roundabout in town centre , follow signs for lake but turn right at rear of the Automobile Palace , car park is on left

By public transport:

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Llandrindod Wells station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking provided for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is:
    • YesSolid ie tarmac / concrete etc
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
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