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Coventry Transport Museum

Millennium Place 16 Hales Street, Coventry CV1 1JD, England
+44 24 7623 4270
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Surprising good. A lot af cars. Free entrance.The camera with the breakdown of the sonic barrier... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DDL1972
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Bucharest
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For a few hours to kill... and if you have a love for things that go "zoom". Go here. It is just... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
davealext
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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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 1 week ago via mobile

Surprising good. A lot af cars. Free entrance.The camera with the breakdown of the sonic barrier. Pleasant athmosphere.

Thank DDL1972
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For a few hours to kill... and if you have a love for things that go "zoom". Go here. It is just fascinating, to say more would just spoil the experience. Gift shop is great too.

Thank davealext
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An excellent place to visit to gain information about the history of transport in this city. Good gift shop, and great for families.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is plenty to look at but once you’ve been round once it doesn’t fill much of the day. Very well looked after and great gift shop and cafe though!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're in Coventry you have to try and get here. Really really enjoyed the 2 hours spent and after a rest I could have stayed another two. Really informative and easy going.

Thank Eamonn W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

.......not long enough! A free attraction in the centre of Coventry. Nicely laid out with cycles, motor bikes, cars in age order. History of the industry in the city with lots of information. Wheelchair friendly. Good café on site. Guide book £5.

Thank bazjs
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here today with hubby (initially to get in from the cold) and so glad we did! Free to get in and we spent a good couple of hours here! Everything from penny farthing bikes to racing cars! Really enjoyed this museum and would highly...More

Thank Ruth K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Never been a petrol head but this was a really good exhibition of all things Coventry bikes, motorbikes and cars.

Thank Ruth W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! What a great place. A snapshot of car production in and around Coventry. Excellent exhibits presented in such a way that my wife and children ( who aren't car nuts) enjoyed their visit more than they thought they were going to! Amazing cars, pedal...More

Thank Chris D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fantastic place with lots of nice cars to see nice to see the old Leland cars there beautiful and old Bentley is really really worth a visit can spend many hours here definitely recommend the place

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twinklestar2015
20 May 2018|
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Response from Amy L | Reviewed this property |
Sorry we went on a weekday. Parking was reasonable from what I remember &only a few minutes walk away.
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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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