A Thrill Ride through Motorsports History

Admission, Tours, & Hours

You’re in for an unparalleled museum experience.

Where else in the world can you see 600-700 mint-condition motorcycles on exhibit at one time? Nowhere. The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum is recognized by Guinness World Records as the world’s largest motorcycle collection. With over 1,400 motorcycles spanning over 100 years of production, the Barber collection represents 200 different manufacturers from 20 countries. Showcasing the unique design of each individual piece, this epic display reveals the fine art of the motorcycle. But that’s not all. The museum also features the world’s most extensive collection of Lotus cars, plus an assortment of rare, celebrated cars.

Located in Birmingham, Alabama

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*The museum will have normal business hours on Memorial Day, May 29, 2017*

The Museum will be closed July 4, 2017, Independence Day, and September 4, 2017, Labor Day.

ADMISSION

Adults: $15
Children ages 4–12: $10
Children 3 and under: FREE

Pets are not allowed. 

*If you choose to visit during a major event weekend, you will need to purchase an event ticket to access the park, along with regular admission to the Barber Museum. Please go to www.barberracingevents.com for schedule.*

TOURS
PREMIUM MUSEUM TOURS

Premium Museum Tours can be added to your admission for $15. This includes a docent-led museum tour and a visit to the Restoration Level. Premium tours are offered Fridays and Saturdays at 11am and Sunday at 1pm. Tours are available on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive early to reserve your spot. To inquire about group rates please call 205-699-7275. 

*Starting June 1, 2017, Premium tours will begin at 10:30am on Friday and Saturday.*

PREARRANGED GROUP TOURS

Groups of 10 or more adults can schedule customizable, docent-led tours that highlight special features of the museum, such as the restoration level and pedestrian bridge, as well as Barber Motorsports Park. Groups must call at least one week in advance to arrange a tour. For more information and pricing, email or call 205-699-7275.

PREARRANGED FIELD TRIPS

We provide prearranged student tours of the Barber Museum to groups of 10 or more children. For groups of children under the age of 12, museum policy requires one chaperone per four children. Groups must call at least one week in advance to arrange a tour. For more information or pricing, email Jennifer Moody at jmoody@barbermuseum.org or call 205-702-8713. *Field trips can only be scheduled Monday - Friday*

Customize your field trip below!

Pick a tour:

  • Rolling Through Time - (Social Studies) - People, places and events. This tour will take you from the Industrial Revolution through WWII and beyond. Discusses how motorcycles were developed and utilized, as well as how they impacted Alabama, the U.S., and the world. 
  • Wheels of Technology (Science, Technology, Math & Engineering) - Students will learn how science, technology, engineering, and math are all heavily used in the exciting world of racing.
  • Wheels in Motion - Learn how math, science, social studies, English language arts, technology & character education are all used in motorsports.

 

Pick an activity:

  • Build-a-Bike Challenge - Students will work together with one of the museum's restoration crew to build a motorcycle that's ready to roll!
  • Scavenger Hunt - Students will participate together in self-guided groups in a scavenger hunt in the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum.
MUSEUM HOURS

April 1–September 30
Monday–Saturday: 10am–6pm
Sunday: Noon–6pm    

October 1–March 31
Monday–Saturday: 10am–5pm
Sunday: Noon–5pm


CLOSED MAJOR HOLIDAYS

New Year's Day, Easter, July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

If you plan to travel to the museum during other holidays such as Memorial Day or Labor Day, please call to confirm museum hours.

MUSEUM PHOTOGRAPHY POLICY

To protect the objects being photographed, and for the safety of other visitors, there are certain guidelines that must be followed when photographing at the Barber Museum. Photography must be conducted without disruption to museum operations, and without limiting the accessibility of exhibitions, entrances/exits, doorways, pathways and high traffic areas.

Do not climb, lean, or sit on any exhibits. Do not place props or equipment on the exhibits. Flash photography, tripods, monopods (including “selfie sticks”) and other photographic equipment are not permitted in the galleries.

Photography is permitted for private, noncommercial use only. Photographs may not be published, sold, reproduced, distributed, or otherwise commercially exploited in any manner.

Unless otherwise noted, photography of temporary exhibitions or borrowed works of art is not permitted.