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Coventry Transport Museum

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Address: Millennium Place 16 Hales Street, Coventry CV1 1JD, England
Phone Number: +44 24 7623 4270
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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 day out with interest to all the family

A really interesting and informative walk through the city of Coventry's contribution to history of engineering and transport. Free entry was an unexpected bonus.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A really interesting and informative walk through the city of Coventry's contribution to history of engineering and transport. Free entry was an unexpected bonus.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited in November for the first time in years. I love the new lay out and upgrade. It made me even prouder to be born and live in Coventry. What a history. I found the different ways that information is delivered to you was great. I have dyslexia so the auditory info was brilliant to listen to. I am... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have to say, what a great place this is. I must admit I was dragged along by my husband but once there, I really enjoyed it. Right in the middle of Coventry, the display tells the history of the earliest bicycles made in Coventry leading on to motorbikes (even a few sewing machines) then on to the cars. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The most interesting part of this museum is seeing the progression from bicycles, motor bikes three wheelers and cars that formed the base of Coventry manufacturing over the years.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A real treat with interactive guides to help you on your way, excellent exhibits and a real sense of an historic journey from the first bicycles to the last Jags.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a fantastic museum with thoroughly interesting displays and exhibits. If you are remotely interested in cars it is a must. I went in at 3.30pm on a Sunday so it was lovely and quiet but I didn't have enough time to appreciate everything fully it shuts at 5 on sun. I think you need a bare minimum of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited today with my husband and 11 year old son and 7 year old daughter with special needs we went on Santa's sleigh which was brilliant and looked around the rest of the museum the kids loved it we also went on the land speed simulator which they loved too differently worth a visit

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my 2yr old to see santa today on the old coop sleigh ride. The santa there was so friendly and put my son at ease. It's great that the children are able to choose their own toy rather than a wrapped random present.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of vehicles from every era. The land speed record rocket-o-car was something you don't see every day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Coventry Transport Museum with my wife and we both found it extremely interesting, educational and enjoyable. The museum is situated in the heart of the city and although it doesn't have its own car park there are plenty nearby. We visited on a Sunday and on the car park at the rear of the museum the charge was... More 

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