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Coventry Transport Museum

Millennium Place 16 Hales Street, Coventry CV1 1JD, England
+44 24 7623 4270
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Plenty to see and very interesting

There certainly a lot more to see than we expected, really good place to visit, lots of exhibits... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2016
Wellingborough, United Kingdom
Fab and Free!!!

Visited today with my 8 year old son and was highly impressed.... Especially as we had come to... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2016
Sarah S
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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 22 August 2016

There certainly a lot more to see than we expected, really good place to visit, lots of exhibits, from the pennyfarthing bikes to the inventions of motorbikes and car manufacturers of Coventry

Thank BMG626
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Visited today with my 8 year old son and was highly impressed.... Especially as we had come to Coventry especially to visit. Greeted by friendly and informative staff the museum was spotlessly clean and well laid out... Really enjoyed looking at all the vehicles and...More

1  Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 21 August 2016

On a wet Friday in August 2016 it was the ideal place to visit. Free of charge to get in and so much to see especially the Thrust SSC which is a British-designed and built World Land Speed Record car. Great coffee shop at the...More

Thank Malcolm M
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Yes, it's free. And it's by no means rubbish. It's massive. There are loads of cars, motorbikes and bicycles. They are well presented, shiny and polished where appropriate. Loads of interactive and multimedia presentations via projectors and computer screens. There are some great exhibits: Model...More

Thank Jeremy C
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

I last went to the museum 30 ish years ago with my aunt, this time I took my niece and nephew. Probably the best collection of British cars through the ages I have seen, the fact they had a local collection made it even better....More

Thank Derbyshirewalker76
Reviewed 20 August 2016

The museum is a must for anyone interested in transport history, especially automotive. The museum takes you on a journey through transport history starting with the very earliest forms of transport and ending with the latest technology. The transport theme in interspersed with the history...More

Thank lonewayfarer
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent place that doesn't charge to enter although there are places to donate dotted around, and it's well worth a donation, children & adults love it, it's so interesting

1  Thank Ralphybum
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Kids get bored so easy, take them here and enjoy the time here, activities for the kids to do and a trip down memory lane for mums and dads all sorts of cars, section on the blitz with air raid shelter to try. Try the...More

1  Thank Neil M
Reviewed 18 August 2016

easy to access, I suppose you could claim a negative to have to pay a car park fee, but it is minimal and the attraction is free. Great story, great exhibits, and really well presented, an easy and enjoyable half day. All the staff were...More

1  Thank chubchubbanana
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Great couple of hours. Can be teamed with visit to Herbert Art Gallery for longer trip. Good for motor enthusiasts and children. Kids love the simulator at the end (small charge).

Thank ns1Rugby
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Katie L
is there any hotels near transport museum.
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
disabled parking near museum
19 March 2017|
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Response from lynnc185 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, we came in on a day coach trip so cannot answer your question about nearby parking. Didn't appear to be any in the immediate vicinity of the museum, although multi storey not too far away
What are the opening times for Xmas and New Year
12 December 2016|
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Response from tbarlow1943 | Reviewed this property |
Coventry Transport Museum is not open Dec 24-25-26 nor Jan 1st otherwise 10am-4pm 7days per week