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Coventry Transport Museum

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

Overspent my time here so much to see Interest rises the minute i walked through the door. Loved... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2016
James C
I must visit attraction

Excellent collection, fine exhibition. Something for everyone regardless of their age. An enjoyable... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2016
Tony S
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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
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Reviewed 5 November 2016

Overspent my time here so much to see Interest rises the minute i walked through the door. Loved the exibits and the history attached to them Well worth a visit

Thank James C
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Excellent collection, fine exhibition. Something for everyone regardless of their age. An enjoyable experience for all the family.

Thank Tony S
Reviewed 3 November 2016

I visited the Transport Museum on a free day I had in Coventry, and I really enjoyed it. There are so many different types of vehicles, all made in Coventry. Every single car, bike, and bus is extremely well maintained and in much better condition...More

Thank James A
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We went earlier this year & this time took our family, so much to see, ven better a second time around, our son, now aged 37 saw his first box bike! We spent ages looking at all the old miniature cars! Our grandson aged 10...More

Thank 428Jenny
Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is such a lovely interesting museum, suitable for all ages,. It's one of my grandchildren favourite places to go.

Thank Susanheer1
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

As my mum worked in so many of the factories we find ourselves in the transport museum quite a Bit through the years. Mum had Alzheimer's but loved being taken around and shown the cars. Earlier in life she would list the places Chrysler, Singer,...More

Thank Beverley L
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

A fantastic place to go that guides you through transport from bikes through to the fastest car in the world. Exhibits are really well signed with interesting information that is readily accessible. It is superbly set out and is a perfect way to while away...More

Thank Skilass142
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

It's been at least 15 years since I last visited and it still doesn't fail to capture the imagination. My favourite area always has and always will be the area dedicated to the land speed record and Thrust 2 and Thrust SSC. These are awe-inspiring...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 29 October 2016

First ever visit to Coventry and pleased we went to this Museum. Really interesting to see the history of the City through its great transport history, this City was certainly a pioneer in engineering in this Country. Staff were all friendly and helpful, How they...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Couldn’t fault this museum telling the history of transport in Coventry. So many exhibits and interesting information to see along the way. It really is a do not miss venue.

Thank HolidayFanWales
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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.
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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!
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diamonds30
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
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