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Coventry Transport Museum

Millennium Place 16 Hales Street, Coventry CV1 1JD, England
+44 24 7623 4270
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Wet weather school holiday visit

We visited on Thursday 12/04/2018 as a group of 2 adults and a 5 year old. We took our time and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Crazybaresi
A quick stop

Visited here yesterday. Wasn't much interest other than seeing loads of cars and the fastest cars... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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 6 days ago

We visited on Thursday 12/04/2018 as a group of 2 adults and a 5 year old. We took our time and thoroughly enjoyed our just over 2 hours looking at all the types of transport old and new. It is great tha this is a...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited here yesterday. Wasn't much interest other than seeing loads of cars and the fastest cars in the world.

Thank hayles1982
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a couple of hrs free on Sunday morning and not a lot opened but transport museum was... very surprised at how much we enjoyed it, very interesting and fab exhibitions, nice coffee shop and gift shop would recommend a visit

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is easily one of the best transport museum we’ve seen so far. Great collection of cycle, motorcycle and cars. Located right in the centre of Coventry. The museum collections are laid out so well chronologically and gives plenty of information about each of the...More

Thank AnuSrinath
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of all, it’s free! Have a large amount of different vehicles, atmosphere is really calm & relax, fun for kids to see older vehicles & great for older people to experience what they might have seen / driven! Shops & cafes r available on...More

Thank Wai I
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my 3 & 6 year old boys who both loved it. Free entry, with an option of buying a fantastic souvenir guide book for just £5, which supports the running of the museum - a no brainer when you there aren't many places you...More

Thank KSmurf
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, the museum has free admission, which neither I, nor my companions expected. Once inside, it is enormous, and brilliantly laid out. It takes you on a journey in time from early cars to the latest supercars and landspeed record cars. All along...More

Thank Anne D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in the area so decided to give this a go. Free admission which is always a bonus! The whole museum was well laid out and easy to follow. There was enough room to wander and stop without getting in peoples way which was...More

Thank Nicole2701
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic place so much to see and talk about with the kids. Lovely friendly staff nice clean building and to top it all its free to get in. What more could you ask for. Be aware though the gift shop is full of great stuff...More

Thank Karen W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited in the Easter holidays with a 13 year old daughter and 10 year old car mad son. We all enjoyed the displays , I was very impressed with the cleanliness and variety of cars on show. Hubby wanted more motorbikes! My son Loved...More

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Louise3928
27 December 2017|
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Response from Keith923 | Reviewed this property |
Hi I got the bus in, Parking could be an issue,
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Katie L
12 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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