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Coventry Transport Museum

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Millennium Place
Hales Street
West Midlands


Tel : 024 7623 4270

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Transport yourself somewhere different

Get within touching distance of some of the most amazing vehicles ever invented. See the cars your parents and grandparents drove or explore what you might be driving in the future. Get caught up in the real-life stories of Coventry’s innovators and entrepreneurs. Coventry Transport Museum isn’t just for transport enthusiasts: it’s for storytellers and escapists; speed freaks and thrill seekers; history buffs and culture vultures. It offers a uniquely human perspective on the city’s motoring heritage, and is one of the Midlands’ best days out.

Exhilarating exhibits

Now with new displays, interactive features and thousands of exciting exhibits, visitors can expect a truly world-class museum experience. Ever wondered what driving a supersonic car would feel like? Find out in the new 4D land speed record simulator. Want to know how you’d have looked during World War Two? Dress up and see.

And if you think the cars are the stars, there’s a lot to get excited about. The collection includes the record-breaking Thrust2 and ThrustSSC; motorcycles that took their owners on incredible adventures; the oldest Coventry-built car; and many of the most innovative, memorable and luxurious road vehicles of the last 150 years.

A great free Coventry day out for all the family

Coventry Transport Museum is situated right in the heart of the city. With a gift shop and award-winning coffee shop, it makes a brilliant day out for visitors and locals alike. Best of all, it’s completely free!

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Recent News

Daimler Double-Decker ‘366’ Set For Restoration

We have today handed over a 1940s Coventry Transport Daimler double-decker to local bus enthusiast Roger Burdett, on a restoration loan.

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posted 05/03/2013 17:30:00

‘Prometheus’ vehicles to go on show at Coventry transport museum

Two very special vehicles that were built for, and feature in, Ridley Scott’s current film PROMETHEUS are to go on display at Coventry Transport Museum, from this Saturday 14th July for a limited period.

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posted 17/07/2012 00:00:00



By Road

Coventry is close to the M1/M6/M40/M42. Follow signs to city centre and take junction 1 or 2. As a city centre attraction there is no parking available at the Museum itself however, city centre pay and display car parks are all within walking distance. The nearest car parks to the Museum are Bishop Street (CV1 1NN), West Orchards Shopping Mall, Fairfax Street and the Belgrade Plaza (CV1 4AJ). Click here for further details about car parks around the Museum.

By Public Transport

There are excellent links to London Euston via Virgin Trains; Cross Country routes north and south and local services to Nuneaton and Northampton. The Museum is a 15-minute walk from the station. Buses numbered 17, 27 and 49 stop near the Museum. Click here for a detailed location map of Coventry city centre including the railway station.

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Coventry Transport Museum facilities include:

  • Dogs restrictions
  • First aid facilities
  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor event/attraction
  • Smoking not permitted
  • Guided tours available for groups
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Suitable for families
  • Suitable for young children
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted
  • Café/restaurant
  • Off site parking
  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Groups accepted
  • Toilets

Coventry Transport Museum accessibility includes:

  • Clear signage throughout attraction, eg colour contrast, large letters, pictograms
  • Contrast markings on glass doors and full-height windows
  • Designated parking within about 50 metres of main entrance
  • Drop-off point for guests immediately outside main entrance
  • Effective lighting throughout attraction for visually impaired visitors
  • Films or information touch screens have visual/audible subtitles
  • Flat route with no steps from parking area to entrance
  • Good colour/tonal contrast throughout attraction, eg doors contrast with floor/walls
  • Handrail by ramp
  • Handrail by steps
  • Information available in large print
  • Level access, ramp or lift to a public toilet
  • Level access, ramp or lift to a public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • Level access, ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • Level access, ramp or lift to gift shop
  • Level access, ramp or lift to information point
  • Level access, ramp or lift to restaurant
  • Level access, ramp or lift to ticket issuing point

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