Museums in Coventry

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Museums in Coventry

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  • SolihullRichard
    Dorridge, UK797 contributions
    First visited over 20 years ago and good to see how the museum has developed in that time. A good and locally relevant set of displays from early cycles through to current cars and the world record speed holders. Plenty of room around the exhibits with the majority not crowded into space
    Written September 10, 2022
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  • Andrew L
    Braintree, UK31 contributions
    Whilst the girls were shopping in the shopping centre my friend Dave and myself decided to visit the museum and it bought memories from or earlier years
    Written September 23, 2022
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  • Paula G
    2 contributions
    Our 4th visit here and it never disappoints! The best thing is the the volunteers! They have so much knowledge to share! Roger in the Vulcan bomber was amazing! Learnt so much! Cargo cockpit was so much fun! It's a place that gives you all the time in the world to enjoy, explore and let ur imagination go wild! Picnic areas amongst the jets, so you can really make a day of it! Lovely tea room! Exceptional value for a family. £23! I would pay more!
    Written September 2, 2022
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  • Paul S
    Launceston, UK275 contributions
    Called in after visiting the cathedral ruins.
    Spent some time looking at museum exhibits. Not much artwork to see. Was an "OK" visit not sure we will go back. Cafe was nice.
    Written September 6, 2022
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  • Philip G
    Manchester, UK1 contribution
    We went to the Museum on a Sunday afternoon.

    It’s located in the Far Go area of Coventry with lots of uber urban chic places to eat and drink ( worth the visit alone )

    We were glorified to have Steve’s huge Bilko brain inform us so much about the show, and Phil Silvers as we looked around the various exhibits .

    I’m a massive Bilko fan,and it’s the only place honoured to Phil Silver’s in the whole wide world.
    Yes .. In the middle of Coventry..
    So let’s be honest ,
    from very the off, I was immediately invested .

    It’s absolutely not the biggest museum ( 2 rooms ) , it’s not got any inter active areas, ..literally zero..

    But , but , but …
    What it does have , is the love, passion and dedication of a man, who has devoted his whole life to building this shrine to one of the most original, funny and entertaining stars of the 50s and 60s.

    For me personally, it was a mix of the spirituality of Field of Dreams ( Build it and they will come ) mixed with the magical nature of Amelie Poulain’s Dominique Bretodeau character, when he finds his lost toy car in the phone box and he falls back into his deliriously happy childhood .

    I could smell my Dad’s aftershave, feel his warmth ,joy and love at me him laughing at the show together.
    I could hear his voice mimicking the Bilko army roll call, and me copying it too with his approval.

    A mere look at Maurice
    Gosfield’s big round innocent face will melt any heart, and there’s enough photos of him to see.

    I had a moment in the museum where I suddenly realised,why in adult life, my best friend ( of 30 years ) is not too dissimilar a character from
    Bilko ..a very funny comedic wheeler and dealer ..

    Steve showed us lots , told us stories,and when it was time to go, I was as disappointed as Mr Benn being hooked from a great adventure .

    But like Mr Benn, I had a few souvenirs in my pocket , I cherish and look at them a few days on now.
    I feel blessed to have gone and grateful for one man’s passion( well obsession Steve ! ) to bring so much joy back to so many others .
    Written August 10, 2022
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  • Mathew H
    The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, UK44 contributions
    Me and peaky business partner Marie popped in for a great tour with great gentleman I was massively emotional but holing it in as my grandfather was a watch maker opened my eyes to true history of how watches and clocks was made trully loved it so much and thank you for taking some business leaflets
    Written August 24, 2022
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  • michelles662016
    Leicestershire, UK4 contributions
    Rare opportunity to see an actual working persons house from the middle ages. Knowledgeable and helpful guides. Museum is located in the historic quarter of Coventry with other historic buildings. Toilet and small medieval cottage on site.
    Written September 11, 2022
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  • Rex Wickins
    Johannesburg, South Africa36 contributions
    What was it like flying an 18 hour trip at 1000 feet over the Atlantic searching for Russian submarines and a host of other ships on a maritime reconnaissance in the middle of winter, during 1960. Climb inside this Shackleton and find out, minus the incredibile noise and discomfort off course. Any aviation enthusiast will find this interior fascinating.
    Written October 10, 2019
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  • gelvisblue
    Skipton, UK1,224 contributions
    An important museum highlighting the devastation of the City in WW2. There is a film to watch and plenty of poignant exhibits. Very thought provoking.
    Written September 13, 2022
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  • JJ Brown
    Coventry, UK79 contributions
    There is lots of information crammed into a small space here, and it is punchy and impressive. Don't be put off by it being in the University building - you are allowed in to visit!
    Written June 26, 2019
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  • Brian F
    Coventry, UK33 contributions
    The Litten Tree Building (LTB) is an oasis of art in an characterful historic location. Housed above the Litten Tree pub, the venue is constantly evolving. I visited a display of artworks by the Brink collective (see photos).

    LTB hosts an eclectic mix of events and is well worth visiting!
    Written February 2, 2022
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  • The Chatwin's
    Nuneaton, UK176 contributions
    We’d had recommendations for this exhibition and were so pleased we went. Really fascinating and thought provoking. We took our son who has autism and it was the perfect sensory experience for him, he was so chilled. We could have stayed all day! My advice is to not rush through the rooms, sit down (or lay!) and take it all in.
    Written August 27, 2022
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