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Find out what's happening at Coventry Transport Museum during the summer holidays

From open play sessions for under 5s to STEM-based workshops for 11-16s, there's lots to keep kids of all ages busy at Coventry Transport Museum during the school holidays this year. Find out more about what's coming up below!


A little girl sitting on the floor holding a set of brightly coloured plastic shapes

Mini Museum Engineers Play (1-5s)

Until 14 Dec 2022

Explore our galleries through open-ended play in these relaxed sessions aimed at pre-school children. Guided by our expert learning staff, each session draws on themes and objects within our collections, making use of unique resources designed to encourage early engineering skills, problem-solving and imagination.



A photo of a Mini Explorers museum trail box containing activity cards and other objects

Mini Explorer Trail and Play Boxes (1-5s)

Until Jan 2023

Explore the museum through play at your family's own pace through with our Mini Explorer Trail and Play Boxes. Free to loan from our reception desk, each includes a set of carefully developed activities for your little ones, including playing with shapes, finding vehicles and spotting numbers and letters. 



A man is helping a girl with tools and mechanical parts laid out on a table. The girl is wearing safety goggles, protective gloves and a rainbow hairband

Make & Play Engineers: The Future is... Play (all ages)

10.30am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 3.30pm 2 Aug - 3 Sep 2022 (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays)

Get hands on with real tools in these family-friendly workshops, where you can create your own museum playground. Use real tools to build carts, dens and electronics while exploring wheels and coding. Each ticket provides entry for a family of up to five people. 



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Made in Coventry Labs (11-16s)

Various dates, 2 - 25 August 2022

From animation and computer programming to city planning and sustainable design, these interactive workshops will give kids aged 11-16 an opportunity to explore science, technology, engineering and maths in exciting new ways. All participating children will receive lunch from our museum café, Esquires. A number of free places are available via Coventry City Council's HAF programme. 


A woman in an Edwardian style costume standing in front of two costumed mannequins holding bicyclesGuided Tours (suitable for all ages)

Every Wednesday throughout August from 11 am

Find out more about our galleries and collections in our weekly guided tours, focusing on a different theme each week. All tours are drop in and entry is included in normal museum admission.




A woman and a little girl are building a structure with white plastic pipes

Junk-Modelling Makerspaces (suitable for all ages)

10am - 4.30pm, 30 Aug - 4 Sep 2022

What if children could have a say in planning what our cities look like? How would we move, live and play? These drop-in sessions invite families to come together and show us what their dream city would look like. Have a go at working on transport, building a playground, shaping an ever-growing cityscape. Entry is included in normal museum admission.

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.