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Coventry Transport Museum

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Address: Millennium Place 16 Hales Street, Coventry CV1 1JD, England
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+44 24 7623 4270
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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If you're looking for a fantastic FREE day out for all the family, you...

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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Brilliant museum

I am not a huge fan of transport museums but I found this one to be very good. Information well presented, the sequence of the route is excellent and the items on display are very... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I am not a huge fan of transport museums but I found this one to be very good. Information well presented, the sequence of the route is excellent and the items on display are very interesting. Well worth a visit.

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West Bromwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent 2 hours here and could easily have spent more time enjoying the exhibits. Signs around the place could be a bit better to help you find your way around but we would happily return. Free to visit too!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

At times I found it a bit hard to know what was special about each of the cars on show and can only assume a car expert would know Really enjoyed the bits that showed the technological developments and future designs Even had a little exhibit on the bombing on coventry which was good

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Really good day out, free and very educational as well my son loves it and nicely located so parking is easy

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Although there is a lot to see and do I found that the children got bored after a couple of hours so it wasn't a full day out. However for a free attraction it is definitely worth a visit.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So much more than a collection of vehicles. It tells the history of Coventry's industrial development in a fascinating way that can be appreciated by all ages. I've lived in Coventry all my life and over the years heard of many different aspects of the City's diverse history but suddenly there it all was, presented in a logical sequence and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent Venue With Or Without Children/Grandchildren. No Entrance Charge Is A Great Bonus Especially In The School Holidays-----Where Prices Seem To Double ! I Had To Remind My Grandchildren We Were Rather Late For Lunch To Wish My Grandson Replied " Its Ok Nanny Noo We Can Have 'Brunch' !

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A very interesting museum in the heart of the former British car industry. A lot of very good information and a great display of cars from different ages. The visit took longer than I expected - it is possible to spend a whole 1/2 day at the motor museum. I will be revisiting again soon.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Looking for a family activity on a rainy day in UK with 2 teenagers, we took a chance and visited - first surprise was free entrance, what a relief, meaning if we like it, we will be back, and we were. The staff made us most welcome despite entering an hour before closing. The history of living in UK in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum provides a great half day out for all ages. It's interactive, lots of things for children to do. Nostalgic and informative for all including WW2 experience. for those seeking excitement there is the Thrust Experience. Good refreshment facility. Its free!

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