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Coventry Transport Museum

Millennium Place 16 Hales Street, Coventry CV1 1JD, England
+44 24 7623 4270
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Excellent, close-in auto museum!

I was pleasantly surprised to learn on today's visit to Coventry that the Transport Museum and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mike G
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San Diego, United States
An Excellent Museuem

It's a very interesting and informative museum, made even better by the free admission... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Stephen U
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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 2 days ago

I was pleasantly surprised to learn on today's visit to Coventry that the Transport Museum and Cathedral, and its neighboring museum, Herbert, are equidistant in opposite directions from the central bus station, which itself is only a L1 bus ride from Coventry Railway Station. (The...More

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 5 days ago

It's a very interesting and informative museum, made even better by the free admission. Unfortunately we left it late in the day to visit, so had to do a fairly quick tour before the closing time of 5pm. Lots of old bikes and cars, and...More

Thank Stephen U
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is an excellent place to take the kids during half term as they always love it here and its free, what more could you want!

Thank Louisajohnson11
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a blooming tardis! You would have no idea just how big the museum is! I had a group of 20 which were handled really well by the tour guide. The exhibition is great and could easily take 2-3 hrs. We just had an...More

Thank Lee G
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great place to visit, really well looked after and informative museum. Something for all the family.

Thank Keith H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had heard about this museum before we arrived but didn't realise how big it was and how much there was to see. The history of bicycle development was particularly interesting and the classic cars simply gorgeous.

Thank neith2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited as a family and there was something for everyone. Interactive displays were engaging and very informative. To do the museum justice you do need to allow a few hours. Made even nicer by FREE admission, but well worth a donation at the end. Superb...More

Thank Livelylass13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A good place to visit if you are a car lover. The good thing you don't have to pay to get in. The gift shop is really pricey.

Thank Donna F
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very enjoyable family or friends day out for all ages. There is always something for everyone even if you are not a car enthusiast. Some great history about Coventry. I have been many times and each time I notice something different

Thank mglazer1962
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful museum, full of special exhibits, which is more appealing. Exquisitely maintained age-old cars, antique bikes, antique motor bikes, historic buses, fighting machines - everything impressed me. Extremely successful section about Blitzkrieg, very realistic and suggestive. In addition, access to this museum is FREE!

Thank Emi M
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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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