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“An Interesting Visit”

Coventry Transport Museum
Ranked #1 of 76 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, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
“An Interesting Visit”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Well worth a visit for young and old alike, There is plenty of things to see and do and the staff are very helpful. The part I like the most is the Victorian Shops and the Coventry Blitz. There are old cars, buses, and bikes in fact every thing to do with transport since the first car was built

Visited April 2013
Thank Anita W
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Free! Free! Free!”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

The transport museum is a great way to accumulate yourself with Coventry's history... for free! The museum gives an in depth look into how the auto industry has helped to shape the city. The Transport Museum is a real tribute to Coventry, a must see!

Visited February 2013
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Cannock, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Free and interesting!”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Been a few times now and never get bored. Well worth spending some time looking at the history inside here, as quite soon it will all disappear. Young kids love it!

Visited July 2013
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Billericay, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great half-day out - and free too!”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

The transport museum has got to be one of the best free attractions in the UK. Follow the history of the motor car and along the way see some of the cars that have taken their place in history. I would allow around 3 hours to do the exhibits justice.

Visited February 2013
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great free perfect for kids”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Ideal place to take the children but good for all the family. Highly informative, clean, well laid out with useful cafe.

Visited October 2012
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