Coventry Transport Museum

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Coventry Transport Museum
4.5
Speciality Museums
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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If you're looking for a truly unique 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 in public ownership. 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. Moving through the rise and fall of the city's largest industry, you will come face to face with the world's fastest car - Thrust SSC. No where else on Earth will you find such a unique experience for the whole family.
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Irene
6 contributions
Family
We had visited this museum years ago and it was free.
We took our 9 year old grandchildren yesterday and we were disappointed at the few number of interactive activities. Many of them were not working and the promised simulator ride was also closed. For £39 for family entry it proved an expensive morning. It is an annual pass but children under 12 would not want to return.
Written August 12, 2022
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DangerousPaddy
Cannock, UK738 contributions
Another wonderful morning walking round the museum with my young family. My little boy is really engaging now and very excited to see all of the vehicles. It is almost a must go see when we are back in Coventry.

Friendly staff on arrival as well. Good fun and highly recommend.
Written August 8, 2022
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ceebee1444
Burgess Hill, UK69 contributions
Solo
I really enjoyed the museum. There were lots of fascinating exhibits with many I remembered, very nostalgic! Staff were helpful too.
Written August 6, 2022
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Chris M
Wetherby, UK1,088 contributions
Light rain outside influenced us to visit this museum, and we are very glad that we did. Admission tickets enable further visits over the 12 months following purchase, which provides excellent value if you are able to take advantage. The excellent displays are mainly in chronological order from the early years to more recent times. The museum contains one of the largest collections of bicycles that we have seen. The extensive car and motor-cycle exhibits bring back many memories, with some in relevant period settings. There are also a number of excellent audio visual displays. The land speed record vehicles towards the end of the indicated route are particularly impressive. Very much worth a visit to gain a reminder of our transport history.
Written August 4, 2022
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Jarle Tronerud
Stavanger, Norway1,052 contributions
Family
This is a very professional and interesting museum. You follow a natural flow, and get entertained and lectured from every angel. We especially liked the local history about car production in Coventry.
Written July 29, 2022
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GeorgeF
Coventry, UK33 contributions
Couples
Very kind assistance. Fantastic collection of bikes and cars.
And the speed recorders I have seen in old magazines.. whoah!
Written July 13, 2022
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Avidesh
County Durham, UK460 contributions
Family
Lots to see here. The car displays are fantastic. Its a lovely trip down memory lane. Quite impressive to see how automobiles have evolved over time.
Written July 2, 2022
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susan b
Garden City, UK97 contributions
Couples
We had a lovely day here, nicely set out and interesting, it’s good value if you live closer as it’s a yearly pass, however it’s still good value for a day visit. Staff nice and friendly and cafe was great with good quality tasty food and coffee
Written June 21, 2022
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jwk18
Nottingham, UK46 contributions
Solo
I was looking forward to going, but when i got there, a little disappointed, unless you like really old cars and cycles it's not for you, i know it's a transport museum, but not what i was expecting, i thought they would be more from the 60s onwards although my ticket lasts a year, i will not go back, but on a positive side, a nice cafe
Written June 12, 2022
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essexfarmers
Essex, UK5 contributions
Couples
A very interesting and well laid out museum even if motor vehicles are not really your thing (me!). Would have been nice to have a cafe half way round, you have come out and go next door. We enjoyed our visit, hope to return to make use of our yearly membership.
Written May 26, 2022
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  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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