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Coventry Transport Museum

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

If you are interested in the evolution of bicycles and cars built in and around Coventry, then this... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Banbury, United Kingdom
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Good visit

Nice exhibition with many things to see. A good way to spend your afternoon, even if you are not a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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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
+44 24 7623 4270
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you are interested in the evolution of bicycles and cars built in and around Coventry, then this is a place to visit. Easy to get to in the heart of Coventry, not far from the Cathedral. Admission is free and will certainly keep interested...More

Thank Delbyoung
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice exhibition with many things to see. A good way to spend your afternoon, even if you are not a big transport fan!

Thank annoukburg
Reviewed 2 days ago

Being free we went not expecting to exactly be wowed but this museum far exceeded all expectations. An excellent, informative, edcational visit. A bit more details on parking facilities nearby would be helpful

Thank amt163
Reviewed 2 days ago

Ok day out for free but not great. They used to have loads of things going on here & loads more cars to see, place has recently been done out & not so good anymore.

Thank Sharonm1978
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a great museum, even for those like me who aren't that interested in things with motors! It shows the history of transport as well as the history of a fascinating city, and there are enough buttons to press and things to listen to...More

Thank Annabel B
Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum manages to trace the industrial history of Coventry, whilst majoring on the bicycle, the motor-bike and the motor-car. The major impression is made by the development of the car during the 20th century, but there is also a tribute to land speed records,...More

Thank malcsaville
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I live in Birmingham and was looking for some where close and free to visit. I heard that Coventry isn't an attractive city but relying on comments here I decided to visit here with my family for a weekend day. If you like cars and...More

Thank Emre I
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a museum focusing on cars and bikes but it is of wider appeal than might be expected. Most people, of all ages, would find something of interest here

Thank 301lisa33
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Full of Chinese they can't see where there going excuse the pun but seriously looks good from the outside Inshallah

Thank dannyharwood1991
Reviewed 4 days ago

Went here with family who came back to Coventry for a visit after 18 years away and it was really good and the best part it's free definitely worth a visit

Thank Fiona K
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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.
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!
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