Photo: National Archives

The Coventry Transport Museum will whisk you back in time for a full tour of British road transport through the ages. Discover the first bicycles in 19th century British streets. Experience the beginning of auto production in England, and then relive the destruction that WWII wreaked in the Wartime Blitz. The voyage continues up to present day where you can see the car that currently holds the land speed record! You can even experience the ride by breaking the sound barrier at 760 mph in a simulator of the ThrustSSC. Located in the heart of Coventry, where motors took off in Britain, the transport museum will please auto enthusiasts of all ages!

The museum houses road vehicles for whatever your area of interest. With hundreds of cars, motorcycles, and bicycles, it is easy to see how British transport evolved through the centuries! From tractors to Jaguars, this eclectic collection will delight everyone in your party. Special treats include the car from Back to The Future and Queen Mary’s and King George VI’s state limousines. In addition to the multitude of vehicles, the museum also shows how the British car industry progressed, past and present. There is so much to see, you can easily spend the whole day there!

You can even bring in your own car; the transport museum has a full-time archive department which offers examinations for the public to answer questions and find information. Stop by the café or bring a picnic and enjoy the delights of Coventry.

Millennium Place, Hales Street, Coventry, CV1 1JD
Tel: 024 7623 4270
Times: Daily, 10am – 5pm