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Coventry Transport Museum

Millennium Place 16 Hales Street, Coventry CV1 1JD, England
+44 24 7623 4270
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Good for a couple of hours free entertainment

Being local we come here now and then when we want something free to do spur of the moment. It's... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cvreview
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Great place to visit with kids

I can only recommend as it's great place to visit. I was there with my kids many times and it was... read more

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jj_trhs_df
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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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 yesterday via mobile

Being local we come here now and then when we want something free to do spur of the moment. It's great to see the history of industry in our area. Towards the end it does feel like some of the cars/bikes etc have been dumped...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I can only recommend as it's great place to visit. I was there with my kids many times and it was always great time.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I only had time for a quick look round but it managed to cram so much in - well worth a visit, and it’s free

Thank Richard C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My only grouse about this really good museum is that the cafe should be sited half way round instead of at the end. It is so comprehensive, with so much to take in from bone shaker bikes to the thrust car, that one needs a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As per the title - a great day out and free! A very easy to go round place and loads of information provided.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Both me and my partner went here with no expectations and we both were thoroughly impressed with what we saw. This is one of the best of museums I have been in which is testament to the people who run in, especially since it is...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

fantastic insight into the history of coventry as a motor vehicle manufacturer, motorcycles, pushbike, buses. The blitz experience is a must. You will leave this museum realising how important the city of coventry was and still is compared to other cities in the uk.

Thank paul t
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place for adults and children!Old and new cars nice colours and technology:)Timemaschie trip.

Thank lublin1972
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting lot's to see and information about history of transport of the Coventry area from the past to the present time it's also free admission

Thank mackenzie b
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great day out we and our Grandchildren really enjoyed our visit Bicycles to jet cars a good mix and excellent free museum we had about two hours. Parking a bit tricky but worthwhile.

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twinklestar2015
20 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
28 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
13 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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