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Visiting

Enjoying everything Coventry Transport Museum has to offer.

Coventry Transport Museum is committed to increasing access to the Museum and its collections. We hope the information below will help you plan your visit.

If you have specific access requirements, please do contact the Museum in advance on 02476 234270. We will do our best to advise you, so that your visit is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.


Travelling to the Museum

Opening times, travel and car parking information can be found on the Visiting page on this website.

Parking spaces for blue badge holders at the Museum are available by booking in advance. Please call 02476 234270 to book.
 

Getting around the Museum

There are full-colour museum guides available in the shop. There is also a large wall map available in reception, near to the main entrance.

There is wheelchair access suitable for unaccompanied wheelchair users to most parts of the Museum. Please ask for help in accessing Model World.

Lift access is provided to both floors of the Museum, and we also have a small number of wheelchairs available free of charge for visitors to use whilst at the Museum. These chairs are allocated on a first come first served basis, although any advance requests will be considered. Please contact the Museum on 024 7623 4270 for more information.


Facilities

The toilets, including accessible facilities, are on the ground floor to the left of the main entrance beside the café, and also on the first floor next to the Transport Technology exhibition. The nearest Changing Places facility is at Central Library, which is approximately ¼ mile away. There is more information on the Changing Places facility, including opening hours here

The café is situated to the left of the main entrance and is fully wheelchair accessible. 

The shop can be found to the right of the main museum entrance.

Lockers, wheelchair hire and buggy parking can be found on the right before Reception. Please ask at Reception if you need any assistance.

Baby changing and breastfeeding facilities are available in the Parent and Baby room on the first floor next to the Transport Technology exhibition. Hot water for baby bottles is available from the café on request.

Assistance/support dogs are welcome at the Museum.



Accessible Displays

Makaton symbols are at the entrance to each new exhibition to explain the theme for that space.

The new exhibitions have a mixture of written material, pictures, audio, video and interactives.  

The videos and interactives have special directional speakers. The sound does not carry across the space, but can still be heard when you stand close to the speakers. There are subtitles for main videos with commentary.

The Workdays and Holidays exhibition is a dedicated multi-sensory space, with scents, sounds and tactile items available to use. The scents and sounds are contained and can be accessed by lifting a handle or telephone handset.

All of our vehicle and object labels are in large print, with a special background tint to reduce glare.

Visual aids, such as magnifying sheets, are available to borrow free of charge from reception.

 

Communications

As a Makaton-friendly museum, our shop and museum assistants are trained in basic Makaton signing.



Quiet times

Weekends and school holidays are usually very busy, especially when there are activities or events on at the Museum. During term time, school groups visit in the mornings. You might prefer to visit during quieter times, such as after 2.30pm during the week.

There is an alternative route available in our Second World War exhibition, to avoid the Blitz experience. Please use the corridor to the right of the Blitz experience entrance.


Find out more

You can find out about accessible accommodation nearby by visiting the Disabled Holiday Info website.

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