Must See Birmingham: Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

The goal of the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum is to preserve the history of motorsports. Offering an incredible selection of motorcycles over the years, the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum gives visitors something to behold – even when they first step through the door and see the magnificent collection.

The Museum Today

Home to over 1,400 motorcycles and 650 bikes, the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum attracts visitors from all over the world who want to see motorcycles that span over 100 years of production. In fact, the Guinness World Records recognized Barber as the world’s largest motorcycle collection in 2014. The museum is located at 6030 Barber Motorsports Parkway, Birmingham, AL 35094. For questions, feel free to call (205) 699-7275.

Hours & Cost

The cost of admission is as follows:

  • Adults: $15
  • Children ages 4-12: $10
  • Children 3 and under: Free

As always, the prices don’t include applicable taxes. The Museum hours are slightly different throughout the year, so be sure to reference the following schedule:

  • April 1 – September 30: Monday to Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6:00 p.m.
  • October 1 – March 31: Monday to Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Where it All Began

In the 1980s, George Barber began collecting and restoring classic cars. It wasn’t until 1988 when Barber decided to switch gears and started collecting motorcycles instead. As the years went by, Barber procured more motorcycles, therefore adding to his collection. In 1994, he established the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum as a non-profit organization.

As Barber and his team continued to restore motorcycles, they created the Barber Racing Team which competed in the American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association in Daytona in 1992. Afterwards, the team continued to compete, traveling across the United States and Europe. The team brought home seven national championships.

Part of Birmingham Culture

The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum has become part of the Birmingham, Alabama culture. This museum is perfect for field trips or group events. Plan a trip with your class or group today. There are programs for Boy Scouts of America as well. If you’re looking for ways to get involved, you can get a membership or become a volunteer.

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