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The Coventry Music Museum

7 The Courtyard 74-80 Walsgrave Road | Unit 3, The 2-Tone Village Courtyard, Rear of 74-80 Walsgrave Road, Coventry CV2 4ED, England
+44 7971 171441
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you must see this place , if you like ska and two tone music. there is so much to see here and lots... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dave H
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London, England, United Kingdom
A real back to my childhood experience,fantastic!

Thanks to the lovely Ruth,who’s daughter is Tracy from the primatives ,a brilliant guide around my... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
batty1967
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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Our multi awatd winning museum celebrates music from Coventry and Warwickshire in all its forms. Not just 2-Tone. From Delia Derbyshire to King, from The Specials to The Enemy, Hazel O'Connor, The Primitives and even the famous John Lennon Yoko Ono visit to Coventry are all exhibited here. We are open 10 to 3.00 (last entry ar 2.30) on every Bank Holiday Monday BTW.
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7 The Courtyard 74-80 Walsgrave Road | Unit 3, The 2-Tone Village Courtyard, Rear of 74-80 Walsgrave Road, Coventry CV2 4ED, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

you must see this place , if you like ska and two tone music. there is so much to see here and lots of reading. all the staff the museum and shops are great people and if you are lucky you will get meet band...More

Thank Dave H
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Thanks to the lovely Ruth,who’s daughter is Tracy from the primatives ,a brilliant guide around my childhood musical memories Love the vibes in this place ,so much to look at,between the original clothes,gold discs ,lyrics posters ,instruments Don’t get back to cov often but this...More

Thank batty1967
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't recommend this place highly enough. We had the best time there couldn't believe we were there for two hours so much to see and everyone there was so helpful and friendly. A great walk down memory lane. Will definitely be back if I ever...More

Thank Jenni B
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Godiva12, Director Curator at The Coventry Music Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow, what great words, thanks so much, and we thank our volunteers too.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Kind, friendly and enthusiastic volunteers, interesting displays packed with memorabilia plus instruments to play and karaoke. We were lucky enough to be introduced to Neville Staple who generously gave my daughter gifts and kindly had lots of photos with her. Delightful, memorable visit - really...More

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Godiva12, Director Curator at The Coventry Music Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Amazing review, we love the words "Kind, friendly and enthusiastic volunteers", means so much..Thanks again.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is mine and Gunta's third trip to the city's museum that celebrates Coventry's contribution to popular music and culture. Our first visit was to a modest display in the Lanch. This was followed by a visit to the new location in Walsgrave Road when...More

1  Thank Adrian A
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Godiva12, Director Curator at The Coventry Music Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow, love this, and Ruth will be so pleased, we love our guests..

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place to visit. It is small but full of blasts from the past. There is so much to look at. Really friendly, knowledgeable people run this gem of a place. I grew up in Coventry and it was great taking this trip...More

1  Thank carolwff
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Godiva12, Director Curator at The Coventry Music Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Great review, we like blasts from the pasts....

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't really know what to expect and thought I'd only be there for 10 mins, however this place is incredible!!! My greatest thanks to Simon for showing me around, also to Pete and Julie. The amount of exhibits, the autographed door, the BBC Radiophonic...More

Thank Scott B
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Godiva12, Director Curator at The Coventry Music Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

AMAZING!!! 100 mile round trip, we are so very humbled, thanks so much, and to top it off with this wonderful review. See you again...SOON..

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The music museum is an interesting if a bit small place. The staff are very friendly, from the person at the entrance collecting the entrance to the people wandering around explaining and answering questions. If you have an interest in the 2Tone record label, this...More

1  Thank solidbond67
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Godiva12, Director Curator at The Coventry Music Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for dropping in

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Museum is small and not easy to find but well worth a visit. The locals will know where it is “if you say it’s on ball hill” There some artefacts but ask the staff to get the real story of the SKA music and...More

Thank Hugh M
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Godiva12, Director Curator at The Coventry Music Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks, have to say nearly 18,000 people have found us.LOL Yes we are on Ball Hill...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely worth a visit if you are interested in music and in particular the Coventry music scene. Great tea shop next door.

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Godiva12, Director Curator at The Coventry Music Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Fascinating review too... many thanks

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Helen A
May 19, 2018|
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Response from Godiva12 | Property representative |
Thanks all, it's well been answered on here.
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Nasonss
April 11, 2018|
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Response from Godiva12 | Property representative |
Sadly not very..we have a stairclimer for access to the main museum as it's up a flight of stairs. but users must transfer to use it. plus are skilled operators are unable to use it due to injury. very sorry. Peter
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elainebaker2018
April 8, 2018|
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Response from Brum-tony | Reviewed this property |
As long as you want but it is not a big place . YOPU could visit the whole village shop coffee shop and museum in a couple of hours
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