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News - May 2012

Coventry's Motorcar Heritage - New Book


A fascinating new book, the first of its kind covering the history of all of Coventry’s motorcar manufacturers, has just been published by The History Press, written by our very own Curator Damien Kimberley. Coventry’s Motorcar Heritage is the first book to include histories of every single motorcar manufacturer  to have been... Read more

Object of the Fortnight - 1938 Alvis Speed 25


This car was originally a sales demonstrator for Alvis, being used by T. G. John, the founder and Managing Director of the company. It was sold to a private owner in 1939 and exported to America in the 1970s where it lay idle for many years. It was brought back to the UK in 1998 and has since been extensively overhauled. However, it remains... Read more

What a day with Herbie with The Beetles!


Herbie arrived and conquered, in his own VDub style! Horace Panter from The Specials and Lady Godiva were here on Saturday 26th May for a couple of hours. They were here to meet a fully restored VW Beetle in full 'Herbie' decor as part of a fundraising challenge entitled Herbie's going back to Monte Carlo!... Read more

Coventry Transport Museum Gets Trucking!


In conjunction with In-Transit Logistics, who are based at Baginton Airport, Coventry Transport Museum is going into the trucking business with a number of 40 tonners which will be sporting the CTM logo and web address on the curtain sides of the trucks. In-Transit are one of the busiest fleet logistic companies in the Midlands, with their... 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.