Coventry Transport Museum underwent a £9.5 million redevelopment project which significantly transformed 12 of the museum’s galleries, reviving the collection and bringing a refreshed look to the various showcases. The museum itself offers a captivating insight into how Coventry’s recent history has been shaped by the prominence of the motor and cycle industries in the local area.
The upgraded museum, which is home to such exhibits as the Thrust 2 car which set a land speed record in 1983, now features a range of technology which has been implemented to educate visitors about Coventry’s transport history and enhance engagement in exhibits such as the Blitz Experience. As visitors explore the different galleries, they encounter archive footage, films and animation throughout presented through an assortment of screens, projections and audio displays which add another dimension to the exhibits and enhance the visitor experience. Touchscreen installations provide further opportunity for a more engaged interaction and connection with various associated topics, offering a more in-depth insight into the changing face of Coventry and the influential impact on transport.
“We have been working on plans for this project for over six years now, so it is brilliant to know that work is finally getting started. We will have world-class visitor attractions that will bring people from far and wide to find out about Coventry's proud motoring heritage."
- Gary Hall, Chief Executive of Culture Coventry