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News - February 2011

Object of the Fortnight - 1947 Daimler


This superb vehicle was delivered to King George VI on 5th May 1947 and was the No 1 State Car until 1949. During this period it covered well over 30,000 miles and featured in many great State occasions carrying not only members of the Royal Family but distinguished guests as well. The car features a folding Landaulette at the rear and a Perspex... Read more

The King's Car Comes Out For BAFTA Success


Since The King's Speech pretty much cleaned up at the BAFTAs this week, we've marked the occasion by bringing King George VI's 1947 Daimler out of storage and putting her on display for a limited period. She is currently next to the road area in the Boomtown Gallery and looking fabulous - catch her before she goes! Read more

Spyker C8 Laviolette Protoype at CTM


Our first temporary exhibition of the year - Le Mans Through the Ages, is now open with 11 Le Mans racers dating back to 1929 featuring cars from Jaguar, Bentley, Porsche, Audi and Spyker. We are also thrilled to have, for a limited time, the Spyker C8 Laviolette Prototype car from Spyker in Holland. She is in our reception looking... Read more

Coventry Transport Museum approved by Westminster


The Government's Equalities Office - GEO for short, recently chose Coventry Transport Museum as the venue for it's latest meeting focusing on good practice around procurement and equalities. The group of ten, mainly from Government departments dicussed a variety of Policies including the Big Society. The decision to come to Coventry Transport... Read more

Don't miss out on the latest from the Coventry Transport Museum

Home of Record Breakers

Coventry Transport Museum is home to the world's two fastest cars.

Marvel at these spectacular feats of British engineering.

Get up close to the two fastest cars in the world, Thrust SSC and Thrust 2.



Bring the curriculum to life!

Coventry Transport Museum's interactive exhibitions make the perfect venue for school visits in Coventry.

We offer a wide range of sessions for school groups, all 'Learning Outside The Classroom' quality assured. 


Family Fun

We thoroughly believe there is no such thing as being too old for play! 

Get involved in our ever-growing Family Programme around Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

We also have free to loan family activities which are available at the Box Office.