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Coventry Transport Museum

Millennium Place 16 Hales Street, Coventry CV1 1JD, England
+44 24 7623 4270
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Museum is very interesting. I visited with my boyfriend and housemate. I recommend it for everyone... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Georgina P
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Awesome historic items

From the earliest bikes and cars, through to the present, with the 2 fastest cars in the world... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Paul L
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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.***
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Millennium Place 16 Hales Street, Coventry CV1 1JD, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Museum is very interesting. I visited with my boyfriend and housemate. I recommend it for everyone. :)

Thank Georgina P
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

From the earliest bikes and cars, through to the present, with the 2 fastest cars in the world. Also military, race cars and an extensive bicycle collection. A great couple of hours seeing these vehicles in a more authentic type environment rather than just lined...More

Thank Paul L
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Even if you are not that interested in car, lots to see, read and find out about the automotive industry, the people who worked in it and how it all started. Lots of bicycles too to see. And it's all do free which is rare...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A free museum full of interesting vehicles, what more could a petrol head want. If you like automotive things then go, it’s fab.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Went here on the way to Stratford. As my wife and myself are both disabled and use sticks Cathrin one of the staff imeadetly got a wheel chair for my wife made sure we new where the toilets etc were.She also told us to ask...More

Thank Bill R
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

From the penny farthing bikes to supersonic test vehicles, you will walk through history in this fascinating museum. Gorgeous antique cars fill rooms representing eras of manufacturing. One room even gives you a "blitz" experience with sounds and lights. This museum was surprisingly fun and...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very good place to see a lot of old vehicles. Free of charge to go into. Cant go wrong highly recomendded

Thank Arfan M
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Another triumph for Britain's free-entry-to-museums policy! This was an absolute winner and incredibly informative. Expect to take a couple of hours, especially if you read the copious information and listen to the professionally made and entertaining presentations. You(r kids) will also want to press some...More

Thank Andrew R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful day out, don't forget the simulator land speed record. Hundreds of cars, motorcycles, motorbikes and racing cars on the display.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our kids loved this place will come back again and again. So interesting and a nice little cafe for an afternoon snack.

Thank linmax247
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twinklestar2015
19 May 2018|
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Response from Amy L | Reviewed this property |
Sorry we went on a weekday. Parking was reasonable from what I remember &only a few minutes walk away.
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Louise3928
27 December 2017|
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Response from Keith923 | Reviewed this property |
Hi I got the bus in, Parking could be an issue,
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Katie L
12 April 2017|
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Response from annemariemctavish | Reviewed this property |
There are a number of ones in easy reach including a Premier, Ibis, Ramada and lots of guest houses. Premier Inn at Belgrade Plaza is less than a 10 minute walk away. Hope that helps.
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