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Coventry Transport Museum

Millennium Place 16 Hales Street, Coventry CV1 1JD, England
+44 24 7623 4270
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Well worth a visit lots of exhibits with special interests lovely shop & wonderful cafe did I say... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
Ric S
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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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Really great free day out

We visited with two girls aged 4 and 6. We all really enjoyed our visit and were surprised at how... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
Charlene U
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Milton Keynes, 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 March 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit lots of exhibits with special interests lovely shop & wonderful cafe did I say it's free❓but the brochure is well worth a read

Thank Ric S
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We visited with two girls aged 4 and 6. We all really enjoyed our visit and were surprised at how big it is. Lots of different areas and interactive displays. We spent about 2 hours, but could have spent longer if we didn't have the...More

Thank Charlene U
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

We took the granddaughters (3 & 4) for a quick visit during half term and we all enjoyed it.There was plenty to interest us all.The children were not bored and were well catered for with hands on experiences rides, toy cars, craft opportunities etc.Lots of...More

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Reviewed 28 February 2017

Having read the favourable comments from fellow tripadvisor contributors my wife and I decided a trip to this indoor attraction was a good plan for a cold and rainy day. We parked just a few minutes walk away and first had lunch in the museum...More

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Reviewed 28 February 2017

Take the time to wander around this amazing museum. If you are of certain age you'll see all the cars you've owned and a lot you probably wish you had. It is very well laid out and you can get right up to the vehicles....More

Thank David T
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Set in central Coventry - handy for the bus station - free museum with very interesting exhibits - more than just cars - fantastic Penny Farthings. The Coventry cup winners open top bus a must see. Well worth an hour or two wandering. £1 for...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Brilliant day well worth a visit. Brought back many memories of our early years with all the different modes of transport

Thank Laura196709
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Visited the museum today and parked nearby for a pound all day. Wonderful staff and use of a locker for £1 was a great help. The land speed record simulator was great fun. Cafe serves good value food and drink. The shop has a wide...More

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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Really well organised my son loves it there we go down every other week it's a tardis of automotive history

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Reviewed 25 February 2017

Car parking close by and not expensive. Right amount of info for children who can read easily, but not enough interactive for young children. Ours (2 and 7 years old) liked going in the London taxi, more of that would be good. The workshop enjoyed...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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