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“a nice morning out”

Coventry Transport Museum
Ranked #1 of 80 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, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed October 10, 2013

being a petrolhead i had heard about the transport museum in coventry and so while i was close by i decided to pay it a visit. its free admission, and houses a varied selection of cars buses and trucks (well one truck!) it seemed like the whole experience was more aimed at the younger generation, and im sure kids would enjoy it there. personally i did, and from what i can read the displays are also rotated slightly so there would be something different to see on another visit. if im back in coventry with time to spare i will definatly wander round again

Thank euromat
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

Amazing collection of transport. Well presented, simulator for Thrust SSC and history of many modes of transport +Free entry.

Thank Afartribe
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

We Visit this museum two or three times a year, It never disappoints. some displays are long standing but there is always something new to see.

Thank Hairymanjohn
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Gee,

We just love the love affair you brits have with your classic cars.
My kids had a wonderful time. I will definately take them again as it wore them out just in time for bed.

Thank Jacob G
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

This exhibition shows the background and development of what was the British motor industry now sadly gone. Good exhibits and the land speed record simulator was worth the small charge.
Well laid out and could have spent more time if the feet had been willing.

Thank Ian H
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