Coventry Transport Museum (Coventry) Reviews
Description:Address: Millennium Place / Hales Street / Coventry CV1 1PN / West Midlands / England / Telephone: 024 7623 4270
Newest Review: ... suited the appearance of the vehicles! The Landmarques section is also worth a mention. We all enjoyed this part of the museum as there was something for everyone; the gallery is decorated to catalogue the history of Coventry's contribution to automotives from 1869 to 1948 with the exhibits in a chronological display. I loved the way bunting was hung around the VE exhibits and the authentic ... more
Customer Coventry Transport Museum (Coventry) Reviews (4)
by - written on 07/03/12 (Very useful, 61 readings)
A 'must see' for anyone interested in the history of cars is the Coventry Transport Museum. I'd put my fella off visiting for years, thinking it would be a similar experience to walking through a car showroom, but recently we found ourselves in Coventry with a couple of hours to spend so ended up here after all. I must say, I was surprised. It most definitely isn't like walking through any car showroom I've ever been to and was a great deal more interesting - even for people (like me!) who would rather watch paint dry than spend time studying cars! The museum underwent a £6.3 million redevelopment recently and the exhibits and interactive pieces are ... Read the complete review
by - written on 30/12/09 (Very useful, 47 readings)
This freebie is not to be missed, the jewel in Coventry's crown. I have visited Coventry Transport Museum many times, it provides something for everyone at different stages and ages. You will find the museum in Hales Street opposite Pool Meadow bus station. Outside you will find Millenium place an intriguing public space and contains a number of striking art works and structures, such as the Francoise Schein's 24-hour clock, the Whittle Arch and the Glass Bridge, which links the nearby Garden of International Friendship. These new landmark structures make the approach to the museum appealing and striking. On entering the museum you will find the new ... Read the complete review
by - written on 29/10/09 (Very useful, 42 readings)
As the previous dooyoo'er said this is a fab place to visit for FREE! It's a great day and to be honest you could spend a day looking around. It's not just for boys my girls love it there, there are plenty of old cars to see and lots of interactive bits for the children. Upstairs towards the end there is an area for children, they can zoom through Coventry of the future! They can also build their own models of cars of the future using soft big blocks. It has the Thrust exhibition - the fastest land speed record ever done. It is quite loud and to be honest my girls didn't fancy going in so I don't actually know what's in there but it looked ... Read the complete review
by - written on 25/09/08 (Very useful, 69 readings)
The Coventry Transport Museum is a great place to visit a. if you do not have a large amount of money and like transport related subjects and b if you have children. Its free to get in, and is a really good day out for the kids. I have taken my son and daughter there approx 6 times as is not far from where we live. They have some great exhibitions especially the Thrust exhibition, its a vehicle that broke a land speed record, i think in the late 90's...im not sure but its brilliant for the kids, you sit in the auditorium and there are speakers that tell you the whole story of what happened, and some video footage also...its very dark and ... Read the complete review
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