Coventry Transport Museum

England – 110 miles (177km) from London.

http://akinabridalcouture.com.au/category/inspiration/ Coventry Transport Museum
Millennium Place
Hales Street
Coventry CV1 1JD

WEB: http://www.transport-museum.com/
Web language: English
TEL: +44 (0)24 7623 4270

MUSEUM TYPE
This is a transport museum that includes cars.

OPENING
Monday – Sunday 10:00 – 17:00
Check website for national holiday closures.

DESCRIPTION
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 History Centre at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum. Most of the collection exists through the outstanding generosity of individual donors.

HISTORY
The first exhibits were acquired in 1937 when Samuel Bartleet gifted the City of Coventry his own private collection of cycles. The first motor cars were added to the collection in 1952, and the collection has continued to grow ever since.

Coventry Transport Museum opened in 1980, after it became clear that the road transport collection was outgrowing the space it occupied in the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum.

A major redevelopment of a neighbouring derelict building began in 2014 and the museum was re-launched in 2015.

FACILITIES
No parking at the museum, use public car parks nearby – see website for details. There is a coffee shop with free wi-fi. The museum host rallies by car clubs , see website for details.

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