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Coventry Transport Museum
Ranked #1 of 72 things to do in Coventry
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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, Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities
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“Love it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

Have been so many times and loved it every time. Very well managed and displays are fantastic and well looked after. Cars,toys, bikes, the blitz, thrust. +more great day out 4 all

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“Excellent, extensive and free”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

There is an extensive collection of cars made in Coventry from 1880's to date and a very good section reflecting Second World War. great for young children to adults

Visited August 2014
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“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'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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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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