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Coventry Transport Museum

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Address: Millennium Place 16 Hales Street, Coventry CV1 1JD, England
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+44 24 7623 4270
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If you're looking for a fantastic FREE day out for all the family, you...

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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Great day out for the family old and young, a very well cared for museum. Free entry and good access for all ramps / stairs and lifts. My two children love it here and my older... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 June 2016
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Great day out for the family old and young, a very well cared for museum. Free entry and good access for all ramps / stairs and lifts. My two children love it here and my older generations do too as it's a blast from the past for them. Highly recommend for a rainy day activity!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Spent a great day with children walking round this lovely exhibition well worth a visit so much to see

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Three generations of our family visited the museum, and tbh my expectations weren't all that high. I'm not all that into vehicles - or so I thought. Actually, it was fascinating, and the cars, bikes, motorbikes, tractors, snowmobiles etc were beautifully displayed, explanations were well done and my husband and I found the make of car he had (Triumph Herald)... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

This is a Fantastic Car Museum, million times better than i imagined, The cars were superb to look at, can't believe the admission was FREE, NOT TO BE MISSED, open 9-5 .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Nice few hours at this museum. Nice to have a museum with a specific route around it which adds to the interpretation. Huge range of exhibits and nice theme areas such as WW2. Great to see the land speed cars Thrust 2 and Thrust SSC in the flesh. Think hard about the simulator though. It's good fun but quite expensive... More 

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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

I spent a great couple of hours walking round the transport museum. The museum has a wonderful collection of vintage bicycles, motorbikes, cars, and other vehicles. A great way to spend an afternoon.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed the museum. Lots to see and it's completely free. Took about 1 hour 30 to walk around. We really enjoyed it.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

If your looking for a few hrs to kill and your in the area it's great. Fantastic as it's free, history of Coventry transport. Great little cafe for a coffee after.

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Coventry, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

I have visited the transport museum on many occasions due to it being very informative for my Automotive Design course I am studying at Coventry University. It has just had a big refurbishment which really smartens the place up. There is a great selection of vehicles from the past right into the future concept cars. Definitely worth a visit! I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Been to Coventry Transport Museum many times but still find things to look at that I haven't seen before. Well worth a visit.

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