The Coventry Transport Museum is located in one of the highlights of the British automobile. It has been housed since 1980 in its current building in the city center, the collection having become too large to be housed in another museum. More than 350 vehicles, cars, motorcycles, utilities and bicycles are on display, not counting the vehicles stored in the reserves.

Cars

There are logically many English brands among the cars presented, such as Alvis, Aston Martin, Daimler, Humber, Jaguar, Mini, Reliant, Rover, Singer or Triumph… The visitor discovers both passenger and competition cars. Among the particular models, a Daimler used by Queen Mary, a Jaguar XK120 and an E-type Cabriolet or a Reliant Scimitar GTE. But also much more spectacular and unique, 2 speed record machines developed by Richard Noble. The museum presents the Thrust2 and the ThrustSSC, the latter having broken the sound barrier in 1997 with a speed of 763 miles / hour, or more than 1228km / h!

Besides cars

Motorcycles, bicycles, utilities, tractors and some military vehicles complete the history of transport. Of particular note is a Daimler armoured tank from 1943. More peaceful a double-decker bus specially transformed for the parade of the local football team recalls its victory in the FA Cup in 1987. The museum also offers animations including a 3D simulator to relive the speed record or test driving at Le Mans in the 50s. Café Esquires offers visitors an assortment of drinks and the opportunity to have lunch on site. Not to mention the shop for a souvenir of the visit!

Temporary exhibition

Until 31/05/2022, the Coventry Transport Museum is presenting an exhibition on Women in Motor Sport.

Practical information

Website: https://www.transport-museum.com/

Opening

Open every day of the year, except from 24 to 26 December and 1 January, from 10:00 to 17:00 (last admission at 15:00)

Rates

Adults£14.00
Seniors (over 60 years), Students£10.50
Youth (5 to 16 years old)£7.00
Children (under 5 years old)Free
Families: several options, see museum or online rates

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