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“Beaulieu In Coventry!”

Coventry Transport Museum
Ranked #1 of 79 things to do in Coventry
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator
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“Beaulieu In Coventry!”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

OK, so the surroundings are not as good as the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu but exhibits are. There is a good selection of all types of transport along with histories of their evolution. A good afternoon out particularly if the weather is bad outside.

Visited July 2013
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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“Top Museum”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

This is a must for everyone, for young and old this is a great place to visit and best of all it's FREE to enter, This is a Coventry jewell

Visited April 2013
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“A must see for nostalgia freaks”
Reviewed June 27, 2013

Fabulous and free, see all the car builders of the past, more than I recall, large collection of cars, motorbikes and cycles, plus land speed record breakers, allow yourself a couple of hours in here. Opening hours 10am-5pm

Visited June 2013
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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“My young nephew loved it”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

My 4 year old nephew had a great time here and it was educational for the adults. Well worth a visit especially as it's free.

Visited April 2013
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed June 25, 2013

It is a small scale museum, not worth going if you live outside Coventry. however, if you are in the city centre and have had a tiring day and want some relaxing time have a sneak peek here.

Visited July 2012
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