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“great visit for big n small kids”

Coventry Transport Museum
Ranked #2 of 83 things to do in Coventry
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.***
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 11 August 2014

A fantastic depiction of vehicles over last century. Amazing cars, land speed record simulator , its FREE as well although well worth a donation.
Love it ,

Thank jane p
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"old cars"
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"fastest car"
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"well worth a visit"
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"motor vehicles"
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"all ages"
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"classic cars"
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"on display"
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"couple of hours"
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"free attraction"
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

Excellent afternoon spent at the Coventry transport museum.

From bicycles to the Thrust 2 it is well worth a few ours out of anyone's day.

Thank Badgerlad
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

worth a visit for couples and families for a good nostalgic trip. only need couple of hours but very interesting. good for a rainy day to entertain children.

Thank Susancater
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Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

This was a very good experience for me and my boyfriend. We found it easy to get to due to the amount of sign posts. For a museum that is free entry it was lovely to see the variety of old cars and how the process of making them has changed over the years. We loved what they have done with each phase really was like being in that era. We found the worlds fastest car the best with also going on the simulator did cost £1.50 pp but this wasn't a problem we got in for free after all!! Would recommend

Thank Lauren H
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

My husband toured the Museum and thought it excellent. Such a lot of history relating to transport. He enjoyed a couple of hours in the display. Worth a visit

Thank Krisherron
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