.Senior Citizens: £.4.00
Children 6-16: £.2.00
.groups £.discount for groups of 10+ visiting normal open days/times .
.groups £.minimum group booking charge of £50 if visit is out of normal open days/times
We regret we cannot accept debit or credit cards.
.Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays
.Open all year
Open 10 am-2pm on Saturday 6th May
.Days can usually be flexible for large groups depending on availability of staff
National Cycle Museum
The Automobile Palace
Powys - Mid Wales
Tel: 01597 825531
. The first machine to integrate the three main elements of the bicycle, balance, steering and propulsion, was invented and patented in 1817 in Mannheim, Germany by Karl von Drais. This was the Laufmaschine (English: Hobby Horse).
The machine had two wheels in line and therefore demanded effort from the rider to balance it. This was achieved by steering and the movement forward of the machine by the rider pushing along the ground with his feet. These machines and variants were made in Germany, France and England for a short period at the end of the second decade of the nineteenth century.