This year we are going to focus on exploring new places together as a family. A few weeks ago we decided to explore Coventry Transport Museum. It had been on our list of places to visit for while but hadn’t got round to.
The museum has recently undergone a redevelopment programme and looks fantastic for it. It’s located in the heart of Coventry city and is easy to find. Admission is free to the museum, although you can make a donation if you wish. As we visited on a Sunday, the parking a few minutes walk away was only £1 all day, so it was a bargain day out.
The museum features all ranges of transport, through the ages and how they have changed. We enjoyed looking at the different types of bicycles and imagining how they would have been ridden years ago.
There were features on vehicles such as motorbikes, cars, taxis, emergency vehicles and buses. The museum was really well laid out and led us through a journey around the exhibitions. There were also plenty of interactive opportunities to get involved in such as dressing up, buttons to press and the chance to draw your own car design.
Eating isn’t allowed whilst walking around the museum however, there is a designated picnic area approximately half way around. There is also a really lovely café on site which can be accessed either at the end or start. We just had a drink at the end of our day but the food, and cakes in particular looked great.
Mr Mack enjoyed the section of the museum that exhibited prototypes of super cars. He also enjoyed showing Mini about Thrust2, the car that broke the land speed record and a Mecano model of Bloodhound, the car that hopes to break the record in the future. There is the opportunity to experience a 4D simulator of Thrust2, which is chargeable, however we decided not to do it this time.
We all enjoyed our visit, and learnt a lot about transport through the ages and how it may continue to develop in the future. I’d recommend Coventry Transport Museum as a great day out for families and hope you get the opportunity to visit.