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“great way to spend the day”

Coventry Transport Museum
Ranked #2 of 84 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: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed October 30, 2013

Totally entertaining, fabulously laid out. Amazing cars, bikes, buses, tanks and even a plane. the men with me were in heaven. i was glad to sit in the lovely cafe at the end of the 2 hours of walking around. very enlightening museum. loved the bombed out streets and air raid shelter.

Thank recio
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

We visited here whilst on a tour, and it was brilliant very interesting and informative and there's so much to see. You could spend 3 hours easy walking around plus it's free which is also great.
Very highly recommended.

Thank Holidayer164
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

good history nice to see how it was back in the 1930's. They have a lot of history on vehicles as per the Museum name.

Thank Foga L
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

I took my two boys (6 and 3) here last week for the first time, and whilst they are more into trains, they had a great time.

The museum is not big - it took us 2 hours to go round twice including a visit to the cafe and the shop. However, it is very interesting with an excellent collection of British cars from the 60/70's plus a few Peugeots from the 80/90's. The highlight for me was the Jaguar heritage collection including the latest CX-75 concept car plus other cars from their illustrious history. The boys enjoyed both the various model collections and a ride in the Thrust simulator which went up to over 700mph.

Overall I would thoroughly recommend it - after all it is free !

Thank hullyboy
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Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

Took my little brother for an afternoon out - great FREE experience. The new Jaguar exhibition was state of the art, a must see!

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