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The Coventry Music Museum

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Address: 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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+44 7971 171441
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10:00 - 16:00
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Thu - Sun 10:00 - 16:00

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Mrs Kearns

A fascinating place bringing back so many childhood memories. A must see place for any music lover not just fans of 2 tone music. A very inexpensive day out for families with a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Leonie K
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Smethwick, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For someone formerly resident nearby is was interesting to revisit my past. The Museum is a little overwhelming as there is a lot crammed into a small space. There is no room to swing a cat let alone a telecaster. I would say they desparately need premises of at least twice the size, probaby more and with expansion it could... More 

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Thank Keith M
Godiva12, Director Curator at The Coventry Music Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback, very disappointed by your comments. Are you really saying, "There's too much in this museum" surly that has to be a good thing? Out of 13,000 visitors, you are the first to make such a issue of our size. Yes we are small, but we pack a punch, and its all there to see. Did our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A fascinating place bringing back so many childhood memories. A must see place for any music lover not just fans of 2 tone music. A very inexpensive day out for families with a cafe and shops to buy memorabilia all in one place. Visit you don't know what you are missing.

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Thank Leonie K
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fantastic collection of music memorabilia - very smart that the collection has been expanded beyond the 2-Tone origins to encompass all artists from (or with a connection to) Coventry. Delia Derbyshire...who knew! Good way to spend an hour in music memories - once you find the place... as it's a fair walk from the station! Nice to have a knowledgeable... More 

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Godiva12, Director Curator at The Coventry Music Museum, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the review, glad you liked it on the whole. As for the sounds in the museum, we have only a small space as you know. We can't afford expensive audio equipment like some museums, we all work for free, so it has to be like it is, and out of 13,000 visitors, you are only the... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This small museum is tucked away on the outskirts of Coventry, but it's worth hunting out. The volunteers are friendly and knowledgable, and there's lots to learn about the history of music in Coventry. I didn't know anything about Delia Derbyshire, who created the Dr Who theme tune, until I went here.There's also a small music room with instruments to... More 

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Thank Chris142857
Godiva12, Director Curator at The Coventry Music Museum, responded to this review

Great words, so glad you enjoyed your visit and got to know about Delia Derbyshire. See you again Pete and the team More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent exhibitions with excellent music from within Coventry and around. We were made to feel very welcome and were shown around by the lovely volunteers that work there. So proud to be born in Coventry!

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Godiva12, Director Curator at The Coventry Music Museum, responded to this review

Very clever heading there, we love it. What we like about your review is "everything". More 

Ventnor, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a quirky place, with enthusiastic volunteers. Mainly focused on ska and the 80s but stuffed with memorabilia of older music and local singers, bands, etc

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Godiva12, Director Curator at The Coventry Music Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, would have to say that only 50% of the museum is actually about 2-Tone though, but glad you enjoyed the trip. More 

Chesterfield, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is run by volunteers who are passionate about music that has originated from coventry. We had such a great time and everybody who works there are friendly and helpful .... even taking our photos, Thankyou! recommended for anyone who has a genuine interest in music!

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Thank kazarmani
Godiva12, Director Curator at The Coventry Music Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for some great words! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must see for those who wish to relive their youth and the music that inspired them....... lovely knowledgable guides. ⭐️

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Godiva12, Director Curator at The Coventry Music Museum, responded to this review

Short but sweet, many thanks More 

Ballymoney, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must see for music lovers of the Two Tone era. Although there are lots of other memorabilia within this small compact venue, if you like bands like the Specials, Selecter, Madness etc this is the place to be. The Rude Boy bedroom will bring back so many memories if you come from that era. Very friendly staff and not... More 

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Thank Ulsterman
Godiva12, Director Curator at The Coventry Music Museum, responded to this review

Many thanks for a great wee review, we loved it More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent place with lovely people who volunteer. Well worth a visit for any music fan especially 2 tone

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Godiva12, Director Curator at The Coventry Music Museum, responded to this review

An excellent review too, many thanks.. Pete More 

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