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Coventry Transport Museum

Millennium Place 16 Hales Street, Coventry CV1 1JD, England
+44 24 7623 4270
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Pre-Christmas trip

Excellent 3-4 hours which whole family enjoyed. Would recommend for all ages. Great insight into... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Shadow518
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Great value day out

Have now been here three times and every time find something new to look at , from Bluebird to the... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Gorlas55
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Coventry, 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 13 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent 3-4 hours which whole family enjoyed. Would recommend for all ages. Great insight into history of Coventry and it's link with the motor industry.

Thank Shadow518
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Have now been here three times and every time find something new to look at , from Bluebird to the specials they do sometimes.

Thank Gorlas55
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is a world class motor museum, if in Coventry you should visit. It is suitable for all ages and all people.

Thank Steve A
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

We visited in Leicestershire half term so it wasn't overly busy. We had a brilliant day out. 3 generations, ranging in age from 6 to 66, all entertained for about 4 hours.

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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Called in to kill some time while waiting for my wife, I only intended to be there for half an hour, two hours later I had to leave. If you are interested in the history of transport from bicycles to land speed records, this is...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Great place to go with kids and adults, the history is amazing my kids love seeing all the old types of cars and bikes

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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Visited here on spec whilst waiting for my car to be serviced. Surprised it was FREE entry but you are encouraged to buy (quite an informative) booklet about the exhibits. The museum itself contains a variety of bicycles, motorcycles cars and other vehicles produced in...More

Thank Robbie B
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

I am lucky enough to live in Coventry so can enjoy the Transport Museum whenever I want. It is very good both in the exhibits and street scenes and there is something for everyone. On top of a fabulous vehicle collection it's free to visit!

Thank john h
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Spent a good 2 or 3 hours in here looking at hundreds of cars, vans, bikes and other vehicles along with plenty of local history. When we went there was a hot rod exhibition and a display of land speed record cars.

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

This place has always been a favourite but now it's been updated it is excellent. Not only does it take you through the history of transport in Coventry it also touches on the recent history of Coventry. Best of all it's free, so soak up...More

Thank Clive M
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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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