A NEW Forest motorcycle museum has been placed in the top 10 per cent of worldwide attractions to visit and has won an accompanying award.

The Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum in Bashley, New Milton, has been honoured with the Travellers’ Choice Award which places the New Forest-based museum firmly on the world map as a destination of choice.

Museum founder and namesake Sammy Miller MBE said: “I am extremely proud that our Motorcycling Museum has been honoured with this award and that motorcycling itself has been recognised as a world famous attraction.”

Bournemouth Echo: Motorcycle legend Sammy Miller riding well into his 80sMotorcycle legend Sammy Miller riding well into his 80s

The museum itself is crammed full of interesting exhibits – including plenty of trial icons, collector motorcycles and racing machines.

The Travellers’ Choice Award celebrates attractions that consistently deliver fantastic experiences to visitors from around the globe, gathering reviews from 878 million reviewers, viewed in 49 countries and 28 languages.

The museum’s recent 10,000 sq ft extension, officially opened by the Duke of Richmond and Gordon in July this year, has only added to the presence of this great attraction.