Skip to main content

What's On

Coventry Transport Museum holds a wide range of events and activities throughout the year, so there's always something new to see and do.

Behind the Scenes: Transport Treasures Straight from the Stores

Download Event to Calendar

The Coventry Transport Museum holds the world’s largest public collection of British vehicles, so big that not all of it can be on display at one time. Behind The Scenes enables visitors to see key objects from our stores and reserve collections, rarely seen in the public domain.

The museum can trace its origin to the 1930s with the donation to the city of the Bartleet cycle collection. In 1980, the collection grew so large that a new museum was created. In 2001, the Museum of British Road Transport became Coventry Transport Museum which now proudly showcases the city’s transport legacy through its vehicle manufacture, design and innovation.

Come along and see the technicolour rickshaw cycle, the turbo Talbot, and the extremely popular Barbie Jaguar, amongst many other treasures not usually on display.

Put on your imaginary dust suit and step behind the scenes to reveal what happens out of sight. Learn the history of objects, discover their journey into the collection and learn more about their current condition.

If you’re really lucky you may even witness our team at work, conserving our objects right in front of you.

We bring you Behind the Scenes and invite you to discover these hidden treasures.



← Other events

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


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. 


Join and Support

Join us in celebrating a unique transport heritage that helped shape Coventry into the city it is today.

There are lots of ways for you to get involved, from supporting us with a financial donation to volunteering your time. 

We are always looking for people to get involved!


Home of Earth's fastest car

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

When you visit the Museum, not only can you marvel at these spectacular feats of British engineering, you can experience travelling through the sound barrier on our all new 4D Land Speed Record Simulator!