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Coventry Transport Museum
Ranked #2 of 63 things to do in Coventry
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Two hours of fun looking at history of the cars i loved the air raid show. Facillities clean . All the children there were enjoing themselves .Brilliant piece of history well worth a visit

1  Thank Tina F
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"old cars"
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"free entry"
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"fastest car"
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"well worth a visit"
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"all ages"
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"classic cars"
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"couple of hours"
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"free attraction"
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Was amazed this museum was free there was so much to see, cars around every corner. We we however have to find another car park as the one recommended was very small and a pay and display rather than ticket then pay when you come back. We parked in the NCP car park called Belgrade Plaza Car Park (6 min walk 60p per hour) as we could go for food elsewhere and not worry about getting back for the carpark. Great day out loads of various aged cars, bikes and anything with wheels.

Thank LittleLarge_13
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

We visited this very interesting , well-laid out and entertaining museum on a rain soaked Bank Holiday. The museum is free to enter and relies on donations to keep going. It is superbly well signed and all the cars, motor cycles, bicycles and other exhibits are immaculately presented. There is plenty to occupy and interest all ages-our party ranged from 91 years to 19 months! I was wary of visiting when it was suggested as a Bank Holiday day out but was very glad that we went and would happily revisit-there is so much to see.

Thank Bea_K186223
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

What a brilliant museum! Well presented models of yesteryear - bikes, motorbikes and cars. Ran out of time, so will return later this year.

Thank eltel31
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

The staff were very accommodating, we were a few minutes late which wasn’t a problem for them.
Matthew was our excellent tour guide who made sure we could all hear his commentary and took us through the history of Coventry and transport manufacturing through the years.
The exhibits are just fantastic with a huge range of vehicles bikes motor bikes and lots of associated vehicles.
Nice coffee shop with very pleasant staff and delicious snacks. There’s also a JD Wetherspoon within 5 minutes walk as well as a couple of other pubs coffee shops etc
Parking was troublesome with smaller than average spaces in the nearby car park our car had a double door chip!

Thank WalkingBry
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