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Coventry Transport Museum

Millennium Place 16 Hales Street, Coventry CV1 1JD, England
+44 24 7623 4270
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Historic line up of transport from bikes to buses.

A free to enter museum of transport related to the local area from early bikes to motor vehicles... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Very interesting and free!!

Great place to spend a couple of hours. Exhibits were presented well and full of information. For a... read more

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If you're looking for a fantastic FREE day out for all the family, you can't beat Coventry Transport Museum. In the heart of Coventry city centre, this huge Museum is home to the world's largest collection of British road transport, and a visit whisks you away into a world of stories of real people, real passions and real hope.You'll discover the stories behind the people who made Coventry the centre of the world's motor and cycle industries, and get up close and personal with the actual vehicles that defined some of history's most important moments. The Museum is laid out as a journey through time - you'll wander 19th Century streets and discover the first bicycles, carriages and cars, then explore the first car factories and gasp as you witness their wartime destruction in the Blitz Experience. The journey continues through the Boomtown, Spirit of Speed and Ghost Town galleries to bring you right up to the present day.A visit to the Museum brings you face to face with Royal cars, military vehicles, and cars that played vital parts in their drivers' life stories - none more so than the current Land Speed Record holding vehicle, ThrustSSC, which lives at the Museum. Not only can you marvel at this spectacular piece of British engineering, you can experience for yourself what it's like to travel through the sound barrier at over 760mph in the ThrustSSC Simulator. ***Please Note*** Coventry Transport Museum is undergoing a major redevelopment programme during 2014 and the early part of 2015. The Museum remains open throughout this work but you are advised to check the Museum's website to see how your visit may be affected.***
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Millennium Place 16 Hales Street, Coventry CV1 1JD, England
+44 24 7623 4270
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A free to enter museum of transport related to the local area from early bikes to motor vehicles you will remember from your childhood. Don't miss the larges model/toy car display.

Thank DolloNorthNotts
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to spend a couple of hours. Exhibits were presented well and full of information. For a free attraction it’s amazing

Thank amanda_scott76
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was not expecting it as good as it was and free, very interesting and exhibits of how the industry started from bikes, and cars to its decline and how it survives today

Thank Keith923
Reviewed 1 week ago

First timer since the place was refurbished ,and wow Coventry has done it again well done for the great and hard work to present a great bit of motoring history

Thank ivorgreen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place, plenty of things to look at and a few interactive sections for young children. Parking can be a bit of an issue if you don't get into one of the pay and displays close by (Bishop St is good) but should be...More

Thank JefB68
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very extensive museum on the development of modern private transportation linking to the Coventry bicycle and car industry. Very impressive and it is totally free. A prefect way to spend an afternoon thinking how city rise and fall in history

Thank Triggerfish-HK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day out lots to do craft for the children treasure hunt cafe cars was good value very well catered for children very messy art play haha

Thank Sue W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum has so much history you can spend hours there. Its also free. You can also see The Sky Blue bus when Coventry City won in 1987;

Thank emily879
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hadn't been for many years, was well worth a visit. Interesting for all ages. Good free activity with lots to see.

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My first visit to Coventry to friends who recommended this museum. Two hours there and I learnt a lot about Coventry's transport history from the 1800's onwards - even that the UK was the world's largest car exporter in the 1950's, although after that it...More

Thank kirklycl
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Katie L
12 April 2017|
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Response from annemariemctavish | Reviewed this property |
There are a number of ones in easy reach including a Premier, Ibis, Ramada and lots of guest houses. Premier Inn at Belgrade Plaza is less than a 10 minute walk away. Hope that helps.
Katie L
19 March 2017|
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Response from Ric S | Reviewed this property |
I would imagine there is disabled parking bays nearby but I would also warn of the bus lanes if not local to Coventry as had to appeal (successfully) against a penalty for driving in a big s lane by mistake!
12 December 2016|
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Response from tbarlow1943 | Reviewed this property |
Coventry Transport Museum is not open Dec 24-25-26 nor Jan 1st otherwise 10am-4pm 7days per week