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Coventry Transport Museum

Millennium Place 16 Hales Street, Coventry CV1 1JD, England
+44 24 7623 4270
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Fun even for non car lovers

This is a very interesting and fun place to visit - even if - like me - you are not very... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
Heather P
Coventry, United Kingdom
Amazing fun place

Very friendly staff, good location! One of the first places that needs to be visited in Coventry... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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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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Millennium Place 16 Hales Street, Coventry CV1 1JD, England
+44 24 7623 4270
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a very interesting and fun place to visit - even if - like me - you are not very interested in motor vehicles

Thank Heather P
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Very friendly staff, good location! One of the first places that needs to be visited in Coventry. (Especially if you have kids)

Thank TomNeelan
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We go here regularly, a great museum. Full of past present and future vehicles, some history of Coventry and always some special exhibitions. Interactive too, don't miss it!

Thank Ros J
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We visited Coventry primarily to see the cathedral and whilst there we decided to visit the Transport Museum and we are so glad we did. Such a fantastic display of cars, bicycles, motorbikes and anything transportation related! The history of the transport industry in Coventry...More

Thank Debs27
Reviewed 9 September 2016

The Coventry Transport Museum must be one of the best free attractions in the Midlands. The displays are well arranged, the story boards put most of the exhibits in context. The displays around the land speed record cars are particular good - so glad that...More

Thank Dave H
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

This place is well worth a visit and its free but I all ways buy a museum magazine or drop money in the box.There is so much to look at ,it's not all about transport but of Coventrys industrial past and the war years I...More

Thank ashaCoventry
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We come to the museum regular as my two young boys love cars and it's a cheap trip out. We hadn't been since they had renovated some of the areas and it was refreshing to come and see it slightly different with new things to...More

Thank Cassie P
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Its a great place to take the kids. Free to get in and the exhibits are fab. Especially liked the 4D experience at the end.

Thank Granty22
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We have been before so we just spent a couple of hours there after lunch. The exhibits are really good and varied the information that goes with them is interesting and is presented in a very accessible way. There is a lot of local history...More

Thank Graham J
Reviewed 5 September 2016

An outstanding museum with full of automobile history. Much better than expected. Museum contains the first bicycle to the fastest ground speed car. One special section for Jaguar cars. I really enjoyed my visit. There is no entry fees for the Museum.

Thank Kashif475
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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