NW200 – Museum Services Programme 2023

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15th May 2023
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23rd May 2023

NW200 – Museum Services Programme 2023

Helmets belonging to many well-known riders pictured at the The North West 200 - Then & Now exhibition held Ballymoney Museum. Council.Picture Sammy McMullan /McAuley Multimedia

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Ballymoney MuseumCCGBC Museum Services


17th May 2023

Our NW200 exhibitions are open in Ballymoney Museum and Limavady Museum at Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre.

The NW200 – Then and Now in Ballymoney Museum features bikes, including the Robert Dunlop, photographs and profiles on local riders including George Brockerton from Coleraine, Dick Creith from Bushmills, and James McKane from Dervock. The museum is open Monday to Saturday 9.30am – 1pm & 1.30pm – 4.30pm. Admission is free and the exhibition runs until Saturday 26th August.

The NW200 Through the Lens in the Ritter Gallery, Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre features, in partnership with Ian Foster, a display of road bikes dating from the 1924 Triumph 350 LS to the 2014 Moto Guzzi V7 Special. Photographs from the Chronicle and Constitution Archives portray many aspects of the NW200 over the years, capturing the excitement and atmosphere of the event. The exhibition is open until 24th June and admission is free.


Oral history interviews with Len Ireland, Dick Creith and Billy McCosh can be found on Causeway Coast and Glens Museum Services’ YouTube channel.

Click here to watch the interviews

What does the NW200 mean to you?

From road racers and their teams, to emergency services, race organisers, and members of the public, the video below compiles a swathe of interviews from 2017-2018 (sometimes in less than ideal recording conditions) answering the question: “What does the NW200 mean to you?”

Click here to find out more


Capture The Moment Photographic Competition

Entries submitted by members of the community to Capture The Moment competitions can be viewed by clicking on the ARCHIVE links below.

Capture the Moment 2017

Capture the Moment 2018

Capture the Moment 2019