One of the crew overnights in Tamworth and discovers The Powerhouse Motorcycle Museum


Recently, Walter had occasion to visit the beautiful town of Tamworth which is located inland in the Great Dividing Range in New South Wales, Australia and about 5 hours north of Sydney CBD.



While there, Walter took some time out to visit The Powerhouse Motorcycle Museum where he was shown around by the very entertaining ‘Billy from the Bike Shop’.

Billy with the bikes.

Billy with the bikes.

Surprisingly, the museum is a private collection and showcases more than 50 motorcycles in pristine working order spanning the decades from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s and includes a range of brands including Ducati, Triumph, Honda, Norton, BSA, Velocette, BMW and Harley Davidson.



The museum is well laid out with ample lighting and it seems that Billy had a story to tell about every bike in the room which was fantastic.

When the British ruled.

When the British ruled.

For a modest $7.00 entrance fee (which included a cup of coffee cheerfully made by Billy) this a ‘must stop’ for anyone with even a passing interest in motorcycles. There is ample parking and the museum is part of the Quality Hotel Powerhouse complex about a 3 minute drive to the centre of Tamworth.

BMW K1600. 6 cylinders on riding pleasure.

BMW K1600. 6 cylinders on riding pleasure.

Location: 250 Armidale Road, New England Highway, Tamworth NSW 2340

Open 7 days, from 9am to 5pm. Closed Christmas Day.

Motorcycle and car clubs can request longer opening times for special events.

Admission is $7 adult, $6 pensioner, $4 child and $16 family.

  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Air-conditioned showroom
  • Easy access and parking
  • Wheelchair access