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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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I took my 2yr old to see santa today on the old coop sleigh ride. The santa there was so friendly and put my son at ease. It's great that the children are able to choose their own... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my 2yr old to see santa today on the old coop sleigh ride. The santa there was so friendly and put my son at ease. It's great that the children are able to choose their own toy rather than a wrapped random present.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lots of vehicles from every era. The land speed record rocket-o-car was something you don't see every day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I visited Coventry Transport Museum with my wife and we both found it extremely interesting, educational and enjoyable. The museum is situated in the heart of the city and although it doesn't have its own car park there are plenty nearby. We visited on a Sunday and on the car park at the rear of the museum the charge was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed the visit and would highly recommend. Was really interesting and wish we had more time as we were on a time limit. Will definitely be revisiting. It brought back so many memories for us seeing cars we used to own and the Coventry city football bus from 1987.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

wee call in and what a show stopper it was fantastic there was loads to see will go back again for sure

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are things for everyone to do and the collection of transportation was amazing. You are taken from the earliest modes through to current day super cars and formula one cars. If you're in Coventry it is well worth a visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommended! Yes, this museum is free and there are no hidden charges. The museum contains a wide range of vehicles from throughout the history of motor manufacturing in Coventry. The exhibits range from bicycles through to world land speed record holding vehicles. The exhibits are well laid out and easy to view. At the end there is a simulator... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When I went to the Transport museum I was so astonished it was like all public transport turned up I time, it was that exciting me and my girlfriend got a little too excited and there was so many dogging options with the amount of Cars there.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very good place to spend some time and watch all the olden vehicles and catch up with some of their history. It was exciting and did get creepy at times being around the ghostly statues.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great experience for any age amazing collection of old and new suit whole family ideal for inclement weather visit.

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