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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: Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed December 5, 2013

An excellent museum with very interesting exhibits - a very good audio visual exhibition on Coventry history if you are not particularly interested in cars - all exhibits were very well presented with lots of interaction and chances to sit down and rest - highly recommended and free!

Thank Catherine T
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Reviewed December 2, 2013

This is an interesting museum - it's a pity there isn't more interactive stuff for young children ( you can't get into many of the vehicles) but it's well organised with lots to look at and learn about.

Thank SkippingHorse
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Reviewed December 1, 2013

This is a brilliant museum in the heart of Coventry, everything from bicycles to cars , Thrust and the land world record and the Coventry Blitz. The shop has a great selection of merchandise. A great day out

Thank Sandra C
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Reviewed November 29, 2013

Coventry's transport is an amazing place to go. not only is is an amazing collection of motor vehicles it also tracks the fortunes of the British car industry, the land speed record attempt and allows you to see, smell and in some cases touch pieces of automotive history. A fantastic day out for everyone whether you are a person on your own with a general interest or a family looking to keep the kids distracted for a couple of hours.

And best of all it costs nothing to enter.

Totally worth it.

Thank JudeTaylor
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Reviewed November 28, 2013

as the title says, this is truly an excellent day out for all the family, an abundance of cars to look at and admire, the shop is rammed packed with gifts for everyone, and a super café to enjoy a cuppa and snack, if you haven't been before, put it on your list of places to visit, you won't be disappointed, honest.

Thank 9Elaine1948
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