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“An all good experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Coventry Transport Museum

Coventry Transport Museum
Ranked #1 of 64 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: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
Coventry, United Kingdom
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“An all good experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

Have been many times but there seems to always be something new on offer, good to take visitors to the area, something to be proud of

Visited August 2013
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Chester, United Kingdom
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“Free entry and very good displays”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

we were very impressed with the museum. it was a lot bigger than we first thought. the displays were all thoughtfully arranged. the breadth of the cars on show were very good. we would have paid to go to this museum as it was so good, we did leave a donation but noted that not many people had done this.

Visited September 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Well worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

It was free when we nipped in for a look, ended up spending all afternoon just wandering around. It's really good, PERFECT for dads & sons on a wet weekend.

(Only downside is that I now 'need' an E-type Jag after seeing one in the flesh here!)

Visited November 2012
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“Superb Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles 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”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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