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Coventry Transport Museum

Millennium Place 16 Hales Street, Coventry CV1 1JD, England
+44 24 7623 4270
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The best Transport Museum in the Midlands

This place is a must for children and adults alike...the range of vehicles they have is amazing and... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
Ian S
Transport through the ages

Well worth a visit a fascinating insight in the role that Coventry played in the development of the... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
Paul G
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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
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

This place is a must for children and adults alike...the range of vehicles they have is amazing and second to none. I love looking at old vehicles and my wife and son were a bit sceptical at first about coming along but they thought it...More

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Well worth a visit a fascinating insight in the role that Coventry played in the development of the Internal Combustion Engine. Lots of examples of transport we would have known as a child. An enjoyable day out in the heart of what was the heart...More

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

A good range of old vehicles and disabled friendly. Nice new cafe on ground floor. Best bit free entry

Thank Ushiba2016
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Certainly I am not a petrol head, a car is just a car but this museum is a super experience for all the family. TheThrust experience, blitz area, old shops, model layout for the kids. So many cars, blues, buses etc. To stare at. Where...More

Thank russell55530
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Took my grandkids for a day out they loved it there best experience was when they went on the thrust the staff were lovely had a lovely day out

Thank pearlwale1949
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Great day out for the kids who thoroughly enjoyed it along with myself. Great entrainment for all ages, very busy in summer holidays but as to be expected

Thank warren98886
Reviewed 22 August 2016

There certainly a lot more to see than we expected, really good place to visit, lots of exhibits, from the pennyfarthing bikes to the inventions of motorbikes and car manufacturers of Coventry

Thank BMG626
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Visited today with my 8 year old son and was highly impressed.... Especially as we had come to Coventry especially to visit. Greeted by friendly and informative staff the museum was spotlessly clean and well laid out... Really enjoyed looking at all the vehicles and...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2016

On a wet Friday in August 2016 it was the ideal place to visit. Free of charge to get in and so much to see especially the Thrust SSC which is a British-designed and built World Land Speed Record car. Great coffee shop at the...More

Thank Malcolm M
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Yes, it's free. And it's by no means rubbish. It's massive. There are loads of cars, motorbikes and bicycles. They are well presented, shiny and polished where appropriate. Loads of interactive and multimedia presentations via projectors and computer screens. There are some great exhibits: Model...More

Thank Jeremy C
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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 lynnc185 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, we came in on a day coach trip so cannot answer your question about nearby parking. Didn't appear to be any in the immediate vicinity of the museum, although multi storey not too far away
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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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