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News - 2011

Object of the Fortnight - Indenture


Indenture (Certificate) of Apprenticeship This indenture is particularly special as it is one of the earliest that we hold in the collection and is related to an important company in the history of Coventry’s motor industry – The Daimler Motor Company Ltd. The indenture is dated 27th September 1898 and is for an apprentice named... Read more

The World's Most Travelled Motorcycle


Peter and Kay Forwood started on a ‘round the world’ trip 14 years ago. This amazing adventure began in Australia on the 3rd of February 1996. In October 2008, this Harley-Davidson motorcycle, carrying all the luggage, became the first and only vehicle to have been ridden in every internationally recognised country of the world.... Read more

A Popbang Good Day


On Sunday 27 February we were delighted to welcome Ian Cook AKA Popbang Colour to the Museum. Ian spent the day using radio controlled cars to create an amazing painting of a Jaguar E Type, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of this iconic motorcar. You can see the whole day in two minutes 13 seconds below!   Read more

It's Going To Be An Ace Summer!


We have today announced that it's going to be an Ace summer here at the Museum! We are delighted to have joined up with the world famous Ace Cafe London to present a new exhibition Coming Of Age At The Ace Cafe. The exhibition, which opens on 3 June 2011, will tell the story of this incredible British icon, and what it meant to be a teenager... 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.



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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. 


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