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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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10:00 - 17:00
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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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Great visit well worth visiting

Went for a visit with my mate who's in a wheel chair called up and they arranged onsite parking in a secure car park with the staff. We were greeted by a very helpful guide... read more

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went for a visit with my mate who's in a wheel chair called up and they arranged onsite parking in a secure car park with the staff. We were greeted by a very helpful guide (Geoff)? Who kindly set us off on our way. The access is great and we really enjoyed the visit including the hot rod exhibition its... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Took my 3 year old here today and she loved it "especially the old fire engine" the staff were so friendly and attentive towards her.

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Thank egan92
Burton-on-Trent
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were so impressed with the number of exhibits, the quality of the displays and the information available. There was so much to see and discover. It was busy but there was no feeling of hustle and bustle or haste. The cafe was well-stocked but a little overwhelmed as several of the tables required clearing and there didn't seem to... More 

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Famagusta District, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been to transport museum many times but it always entertains me and my friends with new exhibitions and with the friendly atmosphere. It's a great place to visit with friends and family to see many transport vehicles from different times and how they changed.

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Thank Pelin N
birmingham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

As I am not a petrol head or not really interested in transport I was pleasantly surprised how good this museum is. The videos which tell the history of Coventry are excellent as is the collection of vehicles from all ages plus the interactive displays which are very informative and amusing. The café is also very good and we look... More 

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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had no idea about Coventry's car manufacturing past before visiting this museum last week. It was so interesting to discover a lot of details about the industry, to see beautiful cars, including one that was at the Coronation of King George VI. The bicycle display is very interesting too. The museum is also free and it's within easy reach,... More 

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Thank Anca M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Well for free to get in I'm amazed at how much information was available. From some of the first bikes to the car that broke the land speed record they are obviously loved and well looked after. Unfortunately we accidentally missed out a section so will be back.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very suitable for the school holidays. Its free which is a good start, not too over powering, just the right size for younger children and their grand parents to enjoy. A good assortment of cars and bikes plus extras connected the WW2 and Royalty. Took a while to park but once a shopping centre multi storey located, which was did... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Enjoyed the visit to the museum. A must for all the travellers. Well presented information starting with history of bicycle and motor industry.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited a number of times with my son. Huge selection of cars, bicycles and motor bikes. On my last visit they had the hot rod exhibit, I look forward to the next guest exhibit they have on.

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