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Coventry Transport Museum

Millennium Place 16 Hales Street, Coventry CV1 1JD, England
+44 24 7623 4270
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Cheap day out with grandkids

It has been some time since I visited the museum. It had undergone a major revamp and improvements... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
LordNoshbat
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Well worth a visit

We drove into Coventry after a visit to the NEC the museum came up as a good place to visit. It was... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
tazmk
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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 9 April 2017 via mobile

It has been some time since I visited the museum. It had undergone a major revamp and improvements thanks to a lottery grant. Well I think it was money well spent. Being a Coventry lad I am proud of our automotive history and the museum...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2017

We drove into Coventry after a visit to the NEC the museum came up as a good place to visit. It was well sign posted and we found parking nearby. After a warm welcome from one of the guide's we began our look around. I...More

Thank tazmk
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

This museum is free admission but some donation will be nice. It is not a fancy car museum but you learn about how bicycle were invented and by who and also how they evolved and so on. Most collections of cars you see here were...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

There is so much to see! Very informative. We didn't realise there were two floors-you need to leave plenty of time to look around properly.

Thank Hannah H
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Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

It still amazes me that it remains free to enter when similar experiences charge. Both my children and I enjoyed the whole experience and even included a go on the simulator (£15ish for the 4 of us). The cars are brilliant and the children loved...More

Thank Harry P
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

Third time here and it never gets old or boring. A few new things added since my last visit and it never ceases to amaze me just how much my home town has given to the world. The cars are fantastic but there is so...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2017

Since i was little, the museum has always been a place for entertainment and learning. The old manikins always did and do scare me but the building such a underrated, brilliant place to go. The re-refurbishment looks really good and i love how no room...More

Thank gp342017
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

I've been to other transport museums but what I really loved about this one was the way that everything was linked to Coventry and the surrounding area. It gave me an understanding of why the local population was so sad to see the decline of...More

Thank SuperCaz1
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

An amazing place. I am of the age where I remember many of the cars. Free entrance . This is a gem in the heart of Coventry. Well worth a visit and very educational

Thank Bridget D
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

free and cheerful , very good for educating adults and children , highly recommend and lovely coffee shop

Thank emily340
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Louise3928
28 December 2017|
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Response from Keith923 | Reviewed this property |
Hi I got the bus in, Parking could be an issue,
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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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