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“Will definitely go again.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Coventry Transport Museum

Coventry Transport Museum
Millennium Place, Coventry CV1 1JD, England
+44 24 7623 4270
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Ranked #2 of 22 Attractions in Coventry
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: 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.***
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
Coventry, United Kingdom
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“Will definitely go again.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Amazing number of cars, motorbikes and bicycles made in Coventry over the years, so interesting. Nice cafe too.

Visited March 2014
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“Very Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Been here a few times, and always enjoy a trip here with guests visiting for the weekend. Always surprised by how big it is and the range on show, and there is always something new (or something I have missed)

Always very clean and tidy with helpful staff. The Blitz section is also very good, although it does bring a sense of devastation to think how bad it was for those who were caught up in it.

Would highly recommend to anyone wanting a free trip with a few hours spare.

Visited March 2014
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“Great family venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Didn't think I'd enjoy it but I did! Very informative, interactive, interesting and there's even a ride inside! Great family day out or u can go solo and look round at your own leisurely pace - all for free!!

Visited August 2013
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“nostolgia”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

great place to look around ,lots to see ,brings back some memories for me well worth the visit no charge to go in ,but you can buy things there if you would like to,and a good restaurant area to have a sit down and a nice cup of tea or coffee.

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“Even my better-half enjoyed it.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Transport history. What an absolute treasure trove of cars, bikes, motorbikes, etc.Took me straight back to childhood - cars I'd seen & hoped to own one day. Like my uncle Reg's Triumph Herald. Z cars Zephyr. The professionals Capri (I did own one!) Inspector Morse' jag. The fantastic 'back to the future' DeLorean. Model cars, model trains. A good couple of hours FREE entertainment.
Brilliant!

Visited March 2014
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