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Cartists: Reimagining the Car

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Coventry Transport Museum, Millennium Place
Hales Street
Coventry
West Midlands
CV1 1JD

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Fourteen artists, one challenge… Transform a car into a work of art!

15 July – 29 October 2017

FREE

Step into a world where art and engineering collide, and see cars as you’ve never seen them before in this incredible new exhibition. Cartists will bring together some of the best contemporary creativity in the UK for an exclusive and unique fusion of industrial design and artistic imagination.

Taking inspiration from the Art Car movement, Coventry Transport Museum is challenging graffiti artists, lighting designers, 3D artists, graphic designers and more to create an extraordinary display of bespoke vehicles and artworks using cars or their parts. Featuring work from a wide range of internationally recognised artists including Patrick Murphy, Christiaan Nagel, Dale vN Marshall, Cityzen Kane, Pahnl, Carrie Reichardt, Ben Slow, Emerald Faerie and more.

This exhibition is kindly supported by Rowley Auto Ltd.

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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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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