Coventry Transport Museum


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Millennium Place Hales Street
Coventry
Coventry
CV1 1JD
England

  • Phone: 024 7623 4270

A World-Class Collection | A World-Class Experience Coventry Transport Museum houses the largest publicly owned collection of British vehicles on the planet and tells the story of a city which changed the world through transport. Visitors can expect captivating displays, interactive galleries, and highly immersive exhibitions - a day to remember. 14 fully accessible galleries are home to the fastest vehicle in the world, pioneering bicycles, transport champions and many of the most innovative, memorable and luxurious vehicles of the last 200 years. For those seeking more adventure, walk through The Blitz experience or enjoy a ride in one of three 4D simulator rides.* Aside from the collection itself, the programme includes touring exhibitions from across the globe, hands on family activities and a wide range of events from Breakfast Clubs to fusion festivals. Coventry Transport Museum is not just a destination for transport enthusiasts; it’s a destination for storytellers and escapists; speed freaks and thrill seekers; history buffs and families. With an award-winning coffee house, picnic areas throughout the museum and an exceptional gift shop, it makes a fantastic day out! The Museum’s collection consists of motor cars, commercial vehicles, cycles and motorcycles. In addition, extensive collections of automobilia, books, photographs and a wealth of other archive material is held and conserved at the Coventry Archives at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum. Most of the collection exists through the outstanding generosity of individual donors. *The simulator is charged for seperately and not included in the admission price.

Further information

Opening Hours:

We are reopening! We are delighted to announce that after 15 weeks of closure, we now have a confirmed date on which we can welcome visitors back. Coventry Transport Museum will reopen to the public on Monday 20 July. We cannot wait to welcome you back! Mon - Sun 10.00-17.00 Last entry 16.30 Closed: 24th, 25th, 26th December and 1st January

Charges:

Adults - £14.00 Concessions (Senior & Student) - £10.50 Junior (5-16 years) - £7.00 4 or under - FREE Essential carer - FREE Family (2+2) - £35.00 Small Family (1+3) - £28.00 GoCV card holders - FREE Other groups (12 or more) - Please enquire Tickets last for 365 days and can be reused as many times as visitors wish.

Travel directions:

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, West Orchards Shopping Mall, Fairfax Street and the Belgrade Plaza. By Rail 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. By Bus Most buses stop at Pool Meadow bus station or on Trinity Street, both of which are a 2 minute walk from the Museum. Coventry has a North and South Park & Ride services and both the North and South routes have a stop-off point at Junction of Corporation Street and Burges, which is very close to the Museum. The North route operates from the AT7 Centre in Bell Green which is to the north of the city centre. This location is ideal for the M6 Junction 3 - A444. The south route operates from Coventry's War Memorial Park situated on the Kenilworth Road/ A45.

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services

Facilities:

  • Toilets
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Education facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Library with public access
  • Meeting room available
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups
  • Refreshments
  • Research facilities for academics
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Study facilities
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas
  • Wheelchairs available for loan

Facilities information:

Visitors are advised to ring beforehand if interested in specific areas or items to ensure they are on display.

Services:

  • Activities for pre-school children
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Direct teaching services for schools
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Events/teaching/resources for people with disabilities
  • Foreign language leaflet or brochure available
  • General guide to collections available
  • Loan service
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
  • Public access available to collections information
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Specialist publications on collections available
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students
  • Touch exhibits

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