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Coventry Transport Museum

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Address: Millennium Place 16 Hales Street, Coventry CV1 1JD, England
Phone Number: +44 24 7623 4270
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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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It was a fun trip. A friend recommended it to me and some other friends of ours. I will definitely go there again with my family next time.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 March 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

It was a fun trip. A friend recommended it to me and some other friends of ours. I will definitely go there again with my family next time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Fantastic few hours spent here with a really cheap admission price,zero,free entry.lots of vintage cars on show.really recommend paying the museum a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

There is something for everyone and its free. Take a pack lunch as you will find yourself in here for a lot longer than a few hours.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

Incredible! As grown-ups we enjoyed too much. It is full of fun inside and with each activity and historical part of the evolution of cars. Highly recommended for everyone and anytime

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

Me, my wife(no interest in cars) And my two small children visited, all I can say it was great you learn a lot and see some great cars and bikes would recommend to any one, even my wife enjoyed it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

Cannot recall the amount of times I have been here but it's always a great day/afternoon out. Favourite parts alway there but lots of new things all the time. Highly recommend

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

There is something for everyone and its free. Fantastic collection of cars old and not so old We always take visitors to our home to the museum

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

So much information. Totally fascinating, slightly sad as the boom ended and the focus left Coventry. Leaves you thinking...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

There's something about vintage vehicles that, in some cases, causes people to go weak at the knees. Unfortunately, I'm one if those people... Visiting today, we were completely overwhelmed with the variety and selection of exhibits. Even our 18 month old boy was impressed with his pointing and remarks of "oh wow" (granted, he also did this to the pigeons... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

Sad to admit but as I local this was my first time at the Transport Museum and it took a visit from my brother in-law from South Africa to motivate me to go, this was a good idea. We both really enjoyed the visit and were there for two hours and could have spent longer but had time constraints. \the... More 

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