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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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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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A trip back in time.

I had visited the museum a great many years ago, but had never visited it's new home. I was totally amazed by how much it has grown in stature and exhibits. My time was limited... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 April 2016
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

I had visited the museum a great many years ago, but had never visited it's new home. I was totally amazed by how much it has grown in stature and exhibits. My time was limited today, but will definitely be going back again soon to try and take it all in. Considering that entry is free this is a must... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

The transport museum in cov is one to visit admission is free walk in and see wonderful cars tractors bikes everything since a very long time back The experience to have a feel of how the fastest car is is amazing must go

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Thank Amir079
Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Was great to see old transport and a laugh when you see the cars you grew up with. A good trip and well go again.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

For all ages .One of the finest Collections of different types of transport in the world under one roof for free .Some very interesting interactive displays makes the History of Coventrys transport easy to understand.

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Visited transport museum on an organised day with friends. There is lots to see + many wonderful exhibits. Vehicles well looked after, all v clean + shining. Outside exhibits on the day we went as well. We used 1 of the many coference rooms for a club AGM with tea + biscuits afterwards. There is a café + a nice... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Went here during my lunch break...so much to see, will need to go back tomorrow! Well organised and well presented.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

Visited this museum and there was a lot more to see then expected. Admission is free and parking nearby. Really worth a visit.

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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

Visited here with a group of autistic young people during the half term term What a fantastic place. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Loads of interesting exhibits to look at. Paring close by. A small picnic area just behind the Coventry City Football bus. I shall certainly return with my husband and again with my grandkids. They should charge... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

Great day out for kids and adults. Free admission and cheep parking. This museum is bigger than you can imagine. Incredible amount of vehicles. Would go back again.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

This museum turned out to be both larger and more interesting than I expected. It IS a history museum of bikes (motor and push) and cars but it focusses on what is associated with Coventry. I visited with a friend and many of the exhibits were younger than we were !! It was a Saturday and there was an auto... More 

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