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Coventry Transport Museum

Millennium Place 16 Hales Street, Coventry CV1 1JD, England
+44 24 7623 4270
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Surprising Insight into Coventry's Past Manufacturing Might

Never visited Coventry before - I am glad that this museum was my first stop. [Good Points... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Rod C
Great Museum and FREE!

If you have even the slightest interest in British Cars and Bikes, then this is a must see... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Phil C C
Rushden, United Kingdom
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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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Millennium Place 16 Hales Street, Coventry CV1 1JD, England
+44 24 7623 4270
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Reviewed yesterday

Never visited Coventry before - I am glad that this museum was my first stop. [Good Points] Free Entry - though you do feel a little pressured to buy the £5 guide. Vast range of exhibits from the earliest bicycles to the latest vehicles. Nicely...More

Thank Rod C
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you have even the slightest interest in British Cars and Bikes, then this is a must see. Definitely on a par with Gaydon, with plenty of well laid out exhibits. Was expecting to, and would be happy to pay £10+ entry fee, so very...More

Thank Phil C C
Reviewed 1 week ago

As visitors from Surrey ( Mum & Daughter) we found this museum so very interesting and informative . Would certainly will be recommending a visit to any friends visiting Coventry in the future.

Thank Pat P
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to visit whatever the weather. Free entry. Lots of cars,motor cycles and bicycles as you would expect considering Coventry's transport history. Some other historical exhibits. Easy walking, split over 2 levels(lifts are available).Eating area,Cafe,gift shop and children's activity/learning area. Some interactive displays.Exhibits...More

Thank Stewart A
Reviewed 1 week ago

me and my friend went there, its very good and it tells you all about the old days and the old transport, the staff are friendly

Thank dangerdonna007
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our kids love this museum in our city, and with good reason. Well laid out exhibits with a story flow and theme for each area. It has several land speed record cars, including the current Thrust SSC, the current holder. There are interactive exhibits for...More

Thank Steven F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent, 89 year old father really enjoyed this, thanks for access AIDS such as parking and wheelchair loan. Cafe was very good. Nearby parking would have been difficult but we used disabled next to Museum.

Thank Brian A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here in December six of us. the oldest 68 and the youngest three. I had been before but not for a few years. There is so much to see and do. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I liked the clocking in machine and...More

Thank Helen K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with friends and with our grandchildren (12 & 10). FREE entry for at least a couple of hours of fantastic displays of transport through the ages. Bonus of a WW2 display which happened to be our granddaughter's school topic! Extremely well laid out and...More

Thank Janipan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dad (82) loved looking at the cars and reminiscing. He found layout confusing likely due to his early dementia which didn't help but was a good visit. Stairs etc rather awkward for him but is a lift but wasn't immediately obvious

Thank MissJLI
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27 December 2017|
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Response from Keith923 | Reviewed this property |
Hi I got the bus in, Parking could be an issue,
Katie L
12 April 2017|
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Response from annemariemctavish | Reviewed this property |
There are a number of ones in easy reach including a Premier, Ibis, Ramada and lots of guest houses. Premier Inn at Belgrade Plaza is less than a 10 minute walk away. Hope that helps.
Katie L
19 March 2017|
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Response from Ric S | Reviewed this property |
I would imagine there is disabled parking bays nearby but I would also warn of the bus lanes if not local to Coventry as had to appeal (successfully) against a penalty for driving in a big s lane by mistake!