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Explore Coventry Transport Museum's collection, which is Designated as being of national importance.


Coventry Transport Museum is home to one of the largest collections of British road transport in the world – a collection of Designated national importance, consisting of 300 cycles, 120 motorcycles and 250 cars and commercial vehicles, and over a million archive and ephemera items.

The Arts Council's Designation scheme identifies the pre-eminent collections of national and international importance, held in England's none-national museums, libraries and archives, based on their quality and significance.  These inspiring collections represent a vital part of our national cultural and artistic heritage.

Although we are well-known as a motor museum, we have a significant collection of cycles which ranges from the earliest boneshakers and Penny Farthings to the latest safety cycles, tracing the history of Coventry’s significant contribution to the cycle industry from the early Victorian period to the modern times.

Our motorcycle collection ranges from early tri-cycles to the modern Triumph models and also includes bikes from around the world.

Our vehicle collection is adorned with the some of the most iconic cars of different times including the 1935 Daimler Limousine (Queen Mary’s Daimler), 1975 E-Type Jaguar and the World Land Speed Record Breaker Thrust SSC. We are also fortunate to have a significant collection of commercial vehicles, which includes military machines, lorries and Coventry Corporation buses.     


Digital Highlights

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Coventry Collections Database

Explore the objects, artworks and archives held by Coventry Transport Museum, Coventry Archives and the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum via the online collections catalogue 

Currently the database covers 300,000 entries and is continuously growing.

Click here to access the Coventry Collections website.

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.