Skip to main content
  1. Travel
  2. Budget Travel

Coventry Transport Museum

See also

The Coventry Transport Museum is a great place to go with either your family, your partner, or just by yourself. It is the home of the world's largest collection of British road transport and has hundreds of bikes, cars, motorcycles and busses. Entrance into the museum is free for everyone, although patrons are encouraged to purchase a guide.

More Photos

One of the first, and one of the only non-transport items in the museum, objects you will come across is the torch from the 2012 London Olympics. The torches, because there was more than one made, was built in Coventry. Along with one of the torches, there is a video to show the process of how the torches were made.

Another little known fact about Coventry has to do with the original 'Italian Job' movie. The famous Mini Cooper scene in the large pipe was filmed in Coventry. The exterior scenes were filmed in Italy, but the main integral pipe scene, including when the Mini did the 360 around the inside of the pipe.

The museum also contains a Coventry Blitz Experience which recreates the sights and sounds of the bombings during World War 2. The Blitz Experience is great for kids, and relatively mild for adults. Coventry is also home to the two fastest cars in the world: Thrust2 and the ThrustSSC. Both cars are housed in the museum along with videos explaining and showing the record breaking drives. There is also a simulator of the ThrustSSC for 1.50GBP per person. The simulator ride is fun and great for all ages, although it is difficult to simulate speed in a stationary ride.

Advertisement

Today's top buzz...

  • Amazon Prime
    Amazon Prime: Share the gift of expedited shipping with up to four freeloaders
    Video
    Tech Tips
  • Celebrity couples
    Take a look at the most powerful celebrity couples in Hollywood
    Camera
    20 Photos
  • Deviled eggs
    This is the only deviled egg recipe you’ll need this Easter
    Delicious Eggs
  • Famous celebrity redheads
    These famous faces turn heads with their perfectly styled red manes
    Camera
    27 Photos
  • Short obituary
    A Swedish man decided to create his own obituary and now it's gone viral. See why
    Video
    Top News
  • Watch a new sport: Twenty reasons for you to start watching rugby
    Camera
    20 Photos

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!