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“Great Free Attraction”

Coventry Transport Museum
Ranked #1 of 72 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: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift
North West England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great Free Attraction”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

Wasn't expecting much from this but was pleasantly surprised. Great if you are a car buff (which I am) but also interesting for casual browsers. Go and have a look you won't be disappointed.

Visited August 2014
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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“coventry's gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

We thought it was worth a look as free and it turned out to be a little gem. Would recommend to all. It is in the middle of renovation so I'm sure it will only get better especially if one gives a little here and there to help. with the right vehicles donated it could become THE vehicle museum and a fantastic historical record for Coventry and the Midlands.

Visited August 2014
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

Visited Transport Museum with my 13 year grandson, excellent displays lots to see, will certainly return when renovations are finished, it's free to get do leave a donation all proceeds go back into the museum, no parking i parked at Belgrade car park 5 min walk and sign posted.

Visited August 2014
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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“transport museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

after a concert we had a few hours to kill in coventry. not ever being here before we didnt have a clue what to do or where to go. just across from the hotel we were staying in i saw the coventry transport museum so even though am not remotely interested in cars etc we decided just to ' take a look ' seeing as it was free entry.
was not disappointed. its a brilliant museum seeing all the old cars like something out of a bonnie and clyde film, and the old-fashioned bicycles were great. best part were the two fastest cars in the world. also there was a simulator of the fastest car which cost £1.50 a go.
all in all i would recommend anyone to visit this museum if they are ever in coventry.

Visited August 2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

Excellent, staff helpful, great displays , great visit and enjoyed by all of my family and free, but please leave a small donation to help fund museum

Visited August 2014
Thank SOG548
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