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“Superb Museum”

Coventry Transport Museum
Ranked #1 of 72 things to do in Coventry
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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, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Superb Museum”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

Great visit the cars on show are amazing well worth a trip and its free!! My little boy loves it and we go about 3-4 times a year

Visited August 2013
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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“Lovely, Modern & Family-Friendly Museum”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

Coventry Transport Museum is a very modern museum with an amazing new building. Also it is just excellent as its suitable for all ages. The museum collections is such a wide variety that it suits everyone's love of transport. The staff were polite, helpful and very informative. All the exhibits were clean, picture-perfect and within touching distance.

Visited April 2013
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“could spend hours in here”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

Amazing selection of vehicles on display just the right amount of information about them to read.
Could spend hours wandering round looking but only had an hour]will have to go back and it's FREE

Visited August 2013
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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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“Lovely, interesting place to visit and free”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

If you love cars and all vehicles then you will enjoy it here. Entry is free and there is a good selection of vintage and modern cars to look at. There are also a couple of buses and some motorbikes and cycles. It is well laid out and will pass a couple of hours in Coventry centre.

Visited September 2013
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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“Sundays...”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

Went with friends visiting from Ireland and our lunch ended up over running due to late arrival from traffic etc. But we got there at 4 walked around the section in the lobby and chatted to some volunteers. But when we got to the desk to get in they don't admit after 4:30! A shame this wasn't clearly on the door or we'd have gone straight to the main exhibits. Only reason I knocked a star off. I've been before and it was a lovely afternoon out.

Visited August 2013
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