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Coventry Transport Museum
Ranked #2 of 83 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 19, 2017

Visited with my wife, showing her highlights of the hometown I left thirty years ago. This place is awesome, and so interesting, and I am in no way a car fan. Really brings history to life, we both had a wonderful visit. Free entry, and car park to rear. Deserves to be much better known nationally.

Thank ANDY K
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Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed my visit. The museum is cleverly laid out with many informative themed displays along your route.

A lot of the exhibits have historic links to Coventry and the surrounding areas.

Staff are friendly and helpful. Parking is a little tricky as the museum is in the city centre.... however I parked in a pay and display carpark which is right behind the Museum... its quite small and there were only a few places free. Charge was reasonable.

The highlight for me were the two British World Landspeed record holders which are on permanent display here... Thrust 2 and Thrust SSC (762MPH)

Highly recommended

Thank Paul D
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Reviewed October 18, 2017

Fantastic displays of motoring history. Great to see the connections to the City. A great way to spend the day. Plenty of awesome vehicles on display. This one really is for the people, especially with the free entrance.

Thank gelvisblue
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Reviewed October 18, 2017

Good selection of exhibits, friendly atmosphere and well worth visiting - also entry is free. There is a good second world war recreation of the blitz.

Thank sv1172
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Reviewed October 17, 2017 via mobile

This was such an amazing experience has been a Humber if years since we visited last and the upgrade of the whole place was really a surprise
Staff were good well worth a visit if you are in Warwickshire easy to find and signposted well off the Coventry circular

Thank Paul E
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