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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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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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 if you like cars

Free to get in. They should charge, I'm sure no one would mind paying £3 per person and it would help the museum! It's pretty big and great if you like looking at cars. They are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Free to get in. They should charge, I'm sure no one would mind paying £3 per person and it would help the museum! It's pretty big and great if you like looking at cars. They are missing a trick here with interactive exhibits. Some more interactive stuff would be great, especially for older kids and adults. E.g. I went to... More 

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Thank travelshe12
Dudley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum traces the roots of car and bicycle manufacture through the years,but not in an anally retentive way like top gear. Well worth a visit,I will be going back

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Thank monkeytum1
Bridport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the transport museum on a Wednesday morning. The weather was dire and was not looking forward to plodding around looking at vehicles in cold soggy waterproof clothing and dripping everywhere. We walked in and there was a locker area just off the foyer - oh my mood lifted. For £1 - non refundable - we got a locker... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent venue and service Very customer friendly- Adequate breakfast and drinks Great location for meetings and seeing the motor museum

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Thank Fasttrack2015
Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is a nice museum, informative and you wouldn't regret spending the morning or the afternoon there, kids love it.

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Recently upgraded, this offers a great place to spend a couple of hours if you are into various forms of transport. The changes made recently have improved the experience and it is at least on par with other car museums who charge significantly more for entrance than the suggested donation.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

good local information with a twist for old car enthusiasts. could do with bit more interactive materials though.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been a few years ago but decided to go back as it had changed and they had the hot rods in very interesting if you like cars and bikes which luckily we love the hot rods looked amazing. They have some very interesting cars here worth a visit and it's free

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Thank tazzlybear
Coventry, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Really good for spending time with the kids, looking at the different transport used through the years.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a look nice friendly staff Takes about 45 minutes to go around Open on Sunday too You can take photos but can't touch Some really different cars and bikes

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