Coventry Transport Museum

Coventry Transport Museum: Hours, Address, Coventry Transport Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Coventry Transport Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
If you're looking for a truly unique 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 in public ownership. 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. Moving through the rise and fall of the city's largest industry, you will come face to face with the world's fastest car - Thrust SSC. No where else on Earth will you find such a unique experience for the whole family.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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lizmcc2018
Belfast, UK13 contributions
interesting
Sep 2021
The museum has a large collection. It was disappointing not to be able to see inside most of the vehicles - could some doors be left open as you cant touch them? Cafe was lovely with friendly staff. Only one staff member around to answer questions and she seemed to be there more for security rather thank information.
Written 18 September 2021
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Bev S
1 contribution
Very bad experience
Sep 2021 • Family
Sorry I did not stay to go round it as it is expensive when you are trying to do stuff on the cheap with children I can remember when it was free to go round it I don’t think it is far that people who live in Coventry can go for free I feel you need to look at the price list and make it Avoidable for family’s who are on a budget
Written 18 September 2021
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Wendy P
11 contributions
Visit to Coventry Motor Museum
What an amazing museum. The staff are so welcoming, interested and informative.
I’ve never seen such an incredible variety of vehicles , there must be thousands . The museum is brilliantly laid out , wear comfy shoes - it’s vast , a long walk !
Written 14 September 2021
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Dick G
United Kingdom214 contributions
Excellent value for money.
Sep 2021
This is for all the family as well as enthusiasts and those with a general interest in British transport.

The layout is sensible, easy to follow and the exhibits are clearly identified with lots of useful and interesting supporting information.

The staff are incredibly helpful, knowledgeable and proud of their place of work.

The cafe is basic but good value. The toilet facilities are very good.

The only downside is the lack of good quality and relevant items in the gift shop, a missed opportunity
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Written 9 September 2021
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Chris A
Birmingham, UK145 contributions
More British motors than anywhere else
Sep 2021
Coventry Transport Museum is worth a long meander round. They claim more British transport items than under any other roof; you will see bicycles and cars and record-breaking ground rockets. Slightly confusing signage meant I ended up going out and back in again. If you like shiny cars and industrial history you will like this. I avoided the Blitz exhibit as life is dangerous enough already.
Written 8 September 2021
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Steve Waller
5 contributions
Too expensive for tourists.
Sep 2021 • Couples
Came to Coventry for my son's graduation. Have been to the museum several times before while my son was as University in Coventry. However, £14 entry is just too expensive for one visit. The annual ticket is no use to someone who does not live nearby. A charge of £5 per visit would be far more sensible.
Written 7 September 2021
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hillfieldjp
Gloucester, UK187 contributions
Excellent museum with plenty of cars!
This is a well organised museum with plenty of clear information, but not too much to read, with all the exhibits. There is so much to see and the little videos were very interesting. We spent nearly 3 hours going round. There is plenty to see for children and the play area was busy when we got to that section.
Written 2 September 2021
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Sue L
Worcester, UK42 contributions
Excellent
Aug 2021
I'm so glad to see that Coventry's links with transport have not been forgotten. It was great to see the way bicycles changed over the years and to see a chopper bike which my brother had - I had to have a girlie bike! I also loved the cars especially the TR7 as my husband owned one before I met him as did our Physics teacher. The history and cars of the land speed records were unexpected but interesting. My favourite bit though was the area showing the closing of the car factories - this was very moving and very sad and with the closing of Honda this is still happening in England today. Good to see the Coventry FA Cup bus which brought back memories of Worcester City's win in the FA Cup against Coventry in 2014!
Written 28 August 2021
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Kenn J
Tipton, UK6 contributions
Restricting those in poverty with high entry prices... When was free for years
Nov 2020 • Couples
I posted that this place was once free... Got a reply saying its now charity run and needs to charge to improve the exhibits. That's all well and good if those on low incomes get cheap or ffee tickets... I doubt many can or will afford your charges... From nothing to over ten pounds will have stopped those in poverty from visiting.... Charity is proof of gov underfunding but over charging will restrict those in poverty from seeing the history of the motor industry.
Written 28 August 2021
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Susan L
2 contributions
amazing display
Aug 2021
this was worth the trip from Wales. They have an amazing display. Very friendly people. We overrun 5pm but they very kindly let us carry on to the end
Written 25 August 2021
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Coventry Transport Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00