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Coventry Transport Museum

Millennium Place 16 Hales Street, Coventry CV1 1JD, England
+44 24 7623 4270
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There's transport in a museum it's smells very old it's a place to go when it's raining and there's... read more

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Johnlikesfoodloads
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What a fantastic museum

Our first ever visit to Coventry and we decided to have a look at the transport museum. We couldn’t... read more

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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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"well worth a visit"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There's transport in a museum it's smells very old it's a place to go when it's raining and there's nothing to do

Thank Johnlikesfoodloads
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our first ever visit to Coventry and we decided to have a look at the transport museum. We couldn’t believe how full this museum was, so many amazing exhibits, well written information cards and how clean everything was. We had a wonderful time walking round...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Thank you Coventry for a fabulous day at the Motor Museum. We are classic car enthusiasts and really enjoyed the information pitched perfectly for any age. Entry is FREE which is such a help for families on a tight budget. There disabled access and good...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very well presented. Lots of classics and modern. Truly takes you through the modern history of transportation. Free entry with 5pound for the booklet. Plan about an hour to truly learn and enjoy.

Thank Ohad B
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Spent 2 to 3 hours in here. Many different cycles, motorbikes, cars and larger vehicles. Loads of information and even my daughter didn’t get bored. The staff are lovely. I can’t recommend a visit here to highly.

Thank Neil M
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great place to please everyone of all ages. A fantastic presentation of the history of transport. Mainly bicycles, cars, motorcycles and emergency vehicles. Great display of fastest vehicles and the future of transport. Great cafe too!

Thank JFra13
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Been here a few times and apart from the railway museum in york i would say this is the second best place to visit if in coventry and its FREE! fantastic for car and transport lovers a very very very good place

Thank cocteautwins1962
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went to the transport museum while on a visit to Coventry. So many brilliant items to see spread over three floors. Free to go in, didn't allow ourselves enough time to see everything so will definitely be making another trip. Great for families. Has a...More

Thank Jan K
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wow do not miss! Lots to see, well set out with signed routes. Exhibits well presented with lots of information to read about each item. Bicycles, motor bikes, and cars in beautiful condition to see. Gift shop good with lots to choose from and a...More

Thank 111aor
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I took my son for a return trip to see the new Land Speed Record Display with 4D simulator (though there is a small charge for this). Its still free and probably the very best free museum in the world. They have improved the quality...More

Thank 923Dan
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Louise3928
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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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Katie L
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Response from Ric S | Reviewed this property |
I would imagine there is disabled parking bays nearby but I would also warn of the bus lanes if not local to Coventry as had to appeal (successfully) against a penalty for driving in a big s lane by mistake!
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