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Coventry Transport Museum

Millennium Place 16 Hales Street, Coventry CV1 1JD, England
+44 24 7623 4270
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What a Gem and Totally Brilliant.

Totally brilliant and free. It is a MUST see place to visit and will visit again & again. Loved... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2017
Benfleet, United Kingdom
Christmas visit from Dallas, Texas

While on vacation visiting family with my Husband (who is from Coventry, now living in Dallas) we... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2017
Shannon S
Frisco, Tx
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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 12 January 2017

Totally brilliant and free. It is a MUST see place to visit and will visit again & again. Loved the Jaguar stand. If any Yanks are reading this, JAGUAR is pronounced JAG-U-AR not Jagwarr.

Thank UK J
Reviewed 11 January 2017

While on vacation visiting family with my Husband (who is from Coventry, now living in Dallas) we went to see Santa at the Transport Museum. I couldn't believe it was FREE to enter! What was supposed to be a 1/2hr trip to see Santa turned...More

Thank Shannon S
Reviewed 10 January 2017

From the outside you would be mistaken from thinking this building could only house a few vehicles, however, as you walk into the 'tardis' with its never ending halls and floors, you will be enraptured by the vast array of motors on display. Could have...More

Thank Andy B
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

One of coventry's best attractions, celebrating Coventry's automotive history. Lots of interesting historical artefacts, chance to see world record setting fast cars. Definitely worth a visit

Thank intrepidworldtravell
Reviewed 8 January 2017

really good day out, lots to look out loads of vehicles to look out, only down side you need more then 2 hours to visit here, never tryed the cafe, which is at the start

Thank lsgworldl
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

How can they survive without charging entrance money. All this for free. Something for everybody. From cycles,motorcycles, cars, thrust cars,stuff for the children.etc,etc. Thank you for the day.

Thank Martin G
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We were at the Coventry to take a hotel nap because there was no Hotel rooms in Birmingham. Decided to take a peek at the museum, it was a great 2 hours inside, a lot of old bicycles, old & new cars. Definitely worth checking...More

Thank Wojtek F
Reviewed 5 January 2017

we enjoyed a lot our visit, spent a couple of hours or so, best part of it... it's free! recommended for both family visit and solo visit.

Thank noeliasp
Reviewed 4 January 2017

If you are visiting or passing through Coventry, the Transport Museum is not to be missed. A huge collection of cars and bikes with a few commercial vehicles thrown in.and completely free entry. Pleasant cafe in foyer.

Thank colincC4139QV
Reviewed 4 January 2017

If you don't like cars, vans, bikes, history of british manufacturing, great venue or something for free then avoid this museum. Honestly, as this was free and in Coventry (and let's face it, the City is not the nicest of places) I wasn't expecting much....More

Thank Bob D
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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!
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