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Daimler Wagonette

Name: Wagonette
Make: Daimler
Year: 1898

This is one of the oldest cars to have been built in Coventry, a year after the Daimler Company was founded.  It was made at a factory in the Drapers Field area of Coventry and would have cost  £373.

The body is made of wood and the style is a ‘Phaeton’.  Phaeton was a God in Greek mythology, who drove the ‘chariot of the sun’ too fast.  So Zeus, the king of Greek Gods, struck him with a lighting bolt to stop him setting the world on fire.  Phaeton style carriages are seen as sporty and meant to be driven fast.


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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.