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Coventry Transport Museum

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Address: Millennium Place 16 Hales Street, Coventry CV1 1JD, England
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+44 24 7623 4270
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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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What more to say. It's one of the few things in the City Centre of Coventry that's pretty decent. Well worth a visit, especially after it's revamp. But if your from Coventry... read more

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What more to say. It's one of the few things in the City Centre of Coventry that's pretty decent. Well worth a visit, especially after it's revamp. But if your from Coventry you've probably been a 1000 times with your school.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is by far the best attraction in Coventry. It is great for kids with a kids section, teenagers with the immersive car experience. It has fantastic history and really is a gem. And free!! The cafe is also lovely. The gift shop has an excellent range of items.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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We regularly take our children to the transport museum and they love it!! The displays are very good informative and fun. The museum are regularly updating the events taking place and there's always something to see and do. We'll worth a visit

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Thank DeeAtkinson1206
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is well worth a visit. All forms of transport well presented and described. Additional material offered in addition, such as war time exhibits and so on.

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Thank Peter W
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Lovely place but limited on what you can do easily completed in 2 to 3 hours not a whole day out on it's own

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Have visited a few times in the past but it has been re vamped since our last visit so lots of different things to see. Fully wheelchair accessible and helpful staff to show us where lifts were, etc. Visited on Easter Monday and although we didn't have children with us there did seem to be lots of things going on... More 

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Shrivenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Free to get in - loads of really good things inside. A must visit if you are at all interested in cars, bikes and stuff with engines.

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Thank Colin T
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Last time we came it was being revamped and most of collection was missing but this time it was diffrent my late dad would of loved it i would say def give it a try

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was expecting this visit to be good, and I enjoyed it even more than I thought I would. There's cycles, cars, motorcycles, various large vehicles from vans to fire trucks, literally so much to see. There's quite a number of interactive features that kids and adults can all have fun doing. Being slightly limited on time we brisked through... More 

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There's plenty of things what you have to see. Classic cars, bikes, and lorrys trucks. Old and new mixed by professional people. You can buy some memories from the local shop, and they have a good service as well.

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