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Coventry Transport Museum

Millennium Place 16 Hales Street, Coventry CV1 1JD, England
+44 24 7623 4270
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Great Free Museum

I have seen this museum develop over the years. When I first went it was a great collection of cars... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Carl P
Coventry, United Kingdom
A part of Coventry's history

We have been many times to this museum as we have a classic car and links with the Coventry's late... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Coventry, United Kingdom
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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 yesterday

I have seen this museum develop over the years. When I first went it was a great collection of cars but with minimal interpretation. When I returned this week I felt that its transformation into a great museum with great exhibits and lots of historical...More

Thank Carl P
Reviewed 2 days ago

We have been many times to this museum as we have a classic car and links with the Coventry's late lamented Motor Industry and always find something new, now Coventry will be The City of Culture 2021 it will play an even bigger role. It...More

Thank Angellous
Reviewed 4 days ago

the main reason i came to coventry on a stop over. this place and a meal i had was the better side of what was overall a dull weekend . i spent 3 and half to 4 hours looking around the place . i probably...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 5 days ago

Ive been watching American Pickers on TV and love it when they find an old car or motorbike I'm fascinated to hear the history behind them so when i found out there was a Museum in Coventry that was free to attend i jumped at...More

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 5 days ago

Took our daughter on saturday to see santa. Terribly organised. Timed tickets do not work. Staff no idea what they doing,sending you to the wrong queue. Meant to see santa in 30 minutes of waiting but after 45 minutes we moved no where so left....More

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CultureCoventry, Director of Marketing and Communications at Coventry Transport Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello We are really sorry that you were disappointed by your experience while visiting Santa. We prioritise customer experience, and introduced the timed tickets after the queues last year were felt to be too long. So far this season they have been working really well,...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Don’t go here to see Santa on a Saturday. It is poorly organised. Arrived at 1158 and were given 1215 tickets. What a nightmare. We queued from 1215 until 1355 to get on the sleigh ride with our granddaughter. By the time we’re finished it...More

1  Thank Phil R
CultureCoventry, Director of Marketing and Communications at Coventry Transport Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Phil I am very sorry that your visit to our Visit Santa experience on Saturday was disappointing. Customer experience is very important to us, especially at this magical time of year. Unfortunately, several of our Elves were poorly on Saturday, and we were very...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the first time I have been here since it moved from cook street, I was pleasantly surprised it utilises space very well and is packed with cars from the past with many in very good condition, it was nice to see some Proper...More

Thank Sillybait1329
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really interesting exhibits, lots of History, I have been 3 times and still find it interesting. Helful staff - good amenities

Thank smjones0947
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was in Coventry for a conference and thought of dropping at the museum with some friends. It was conveniently located near one of the main bus stations and had chic little coffee shop to cater to people caffeine need. The museum was interesting showing...More

Thank 830amanim
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always loved the museum. Been taking my son for years and will never forget the times we had there. Highly recommend taking the kids.

Thank John W
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Katie L
13 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
20 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!
13 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