Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Coventry - Transport Museum

Hello

Many thanks for visiting, hope you are having a good day.

May I recommend the Coventry Transport Museum to you?  We only went in to pass the time until we could visit the Cathedral, but I have to say we really enjoyed it. It was well laid out, the trail led us all the way through the years from early bicycles to cars that had beaten the land speed record - and it was free entry too.


As we followed the main route, there were some interesting interactive displays:

Film projected onto the screen and table.

A moving, talking person in the mirror

Another projection in the Planning Department

A reconstruction of the Blitz
Round every corner there was something else to discover or something to take you back to your childhood.

This mosaic contains the two fastest cars in the world - Thrust 2 and ThrustSSC.

There was a moment of synchronicity when we found Tibor Reich and his sons' entire collection of toy cars! We had only just seen his centenary textile exhibition in the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester!

Just one of the displays of Tibor Reich's toy cars

Looking to the future, Coventry University students had come up with designs as had Swansea University, their design for a potential land speed record was on display, made from knex.



As well as a shop and café, the Museum could keep you entertained for hours - even if, like me, you are not a car fanatic!

Cheerio

8 comments:

  1. My boys would have loved this a few years ago. We recently visited the Bond car exhibition in London. That was wonderful too. B x

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    1. We need to go to Glasgow next as there's another one in a spectacular building. x

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  2. Looks like a great place to visit, my husband would love it.

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    1. Everything looked so well looked after and such a large range to see.

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  3. We love a transport museum too, the one in York is brilliant too. I love that this one includes ideas for the future xx

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    1. It was particularly good at showcasing the development work by University students. x

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  4. I started my professional career in the car industry living in Coventry would you believe?! I'm sure I would find this museum fascinating, thanks for showing us around.
    Have a lovely week.
    Wren x

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    1. Fancy that! The museum shows just how far things have come on over a relatively short time. x

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