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2-Tone Village Coventry

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+44(0)24 7767 1242

The 2-Tone Village is an exciting area just outside Coventry city centre, celebrating Coventry’s 2-Tone heritage and so much more. At the 2-Tone Village you will find the award winning 2-Tone Café and Simmer Down Caribbean Restaurant, the 2-Tone Corner sub-culture shop and the Hall of Fame memorabilia store. Also based inside the 2-Tone Village are the Coventry Music Wall of Fame, the Coventry Music Museum and Knights live venue.

Address: Walsgrave Road, Coventry, CV2 4ED

Coventry Cathedral

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+44(0)24 7652 1200

Coventry Cathedral is a place where splendid medieval history meets modern architecture to stunning and poignant effect. Explore the Ruined Cathedral, destroyed in the Coventry Blitz during WW2, standing proudly alongside the magnificent ‘casket of jewels’, the iconic ‘New’ Cathedral. The New Cathedral features works by some of the greatest artists of the 1950s and 60s. Internationally recognised as a beacon of hope, Coventry Cathedral embodies a spirit of peace and reconciliation in a truly breath-taking setting.

Address: Priory St, Coventry CV1 5FB

Coventry Music Museum

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The Courtyard, Walsgrave Road, Coventry, Coventry, CV2 4ED

The recently expanded Coventry Music Museum (CMM) is an award-winning permanent independent museum. Although 2-Tone music is well featured here, the museum never forgets all the many artists to come out of Coventry & Warwickshire. King, The Enemy, Hazel O'Connor, Delia Derbyshire, Panjabi MC are all showcased, as are The Coventry Carol, Frank Ifield, The Specials, The Selecter, The Beat and Madness.

There is an interactive studio room, plus a mock record shop booth and a reproduction of a typical Ska fans bedroom and visitors get the chance to sit in the actual car seen in the Specials Ghost Town video. 

Address: 80 Walsgrave Rd, Coventry CV2 4ED

Coventry Transport Museum

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+44(0)24 7623 4270

Coventry Transport Museum houses the largest publicly owned collection of British vehicles on the planet and tells the story of a city which changed the world through transport. Visitors can expect captivating displays, interactive galleries, and highly immersive exhibitions. 14 fully accessible galleries are home to the fastest vehicle in the world, pioneering bicycles, transport champions and many of the most innovative, memorable and luxurious vehicles of the last 200 years. For those seeking more adventure, walk through The Blitz experience or enjoy a ride in one of three 4D simulator rides. With an award-winning coffee house, picnic areas throughout the museum and an exceptional gift shop, it makes a fantastic day out!

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Address: Millennium Place, Hales Street, Coventry City Centre, CV1 1JD

Coventry Visitor Information Centre

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+44 (024) 7697 7001

Please note, this service has now moved from the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum.

Our Visitor Information team can provide the very best in local knowledge, history and recommendations on how to make the most of your stay in Coventry. With advice on what to see and do, the finest places to eat and sleep, a trip to the Visitor Information Centre should really be your first port of call when visiting our city.

Opening Hours:

Mon-Fri: 10:00 – 5:00 
Sat: 10:00 - 5:30
Sun: 11:00 – 4:00

Address: Station Square, Coventry CV1 2FL 


Coventry Watch Museum Project

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Over the past few centuries, Coventry has been home to several industries of national significance. Watchmaking was first recorded in the city in the 1680's, but it was not until the 18th century that Coventry emerged as one of the main centres of the watchmaking industry in England. By the first half of the 19th century Coventry had even reached a position of national dominance. Proudly illustrating Coventry's influence within the British watchmaking industry, the Coventry Watch Museum houses a display of clocks, watches, tools, artefacts and family history records and much more. One of the cottages is reputedly haunted and several interesting vigils have been held there! Open Tuesday and Saturday, 11am-3pm.

Address: Court 7, Spon Street, Coventry City Centre, CV1 3BA

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

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+44(0)24 7623 7521

The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum is the perfect place to delve into Coventry’s history and immerse yourself in world class art. Investigate the natural world, modern art, and the Old Masters. Wander through dazzling interactive displays and enjoy the latest exhibitions while admiring the building’s unique architecture. As well as the art gallery’s ever-changing displays, often created in partnership with national museums, the Herbert offers a wide range of talks, events and workshops for both adults and children. Permanent galleries range from the Visual Arts, to Social and Industrial History, Archaeology and Natural History, there really is something for every visitor.

Address: Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

Midland Air Museum

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+44(0)24 7630 1033

The Midlands Air Museum is one of the country's leading self-funded independent aviation museums. Exhibits at the Midland Air Museum range from the magnificent Avro Vulcan bomber through more than 30 other historic aircraft, both civil and military, aero engines and other artefacts, to a wide range of memorabilia. With photographs and collectors’ items, along with an on-site shop and tearoom, it’s the ideal venue for plane spotters of any age.

Address: Rowley Rd, Coventry CV3 4FR

Revival Cars

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+44(0)24 7663 5818

Revival Cars puts you in the driving seat of some of the best classic cars available without the headache of ownership. Tailored for classic car enthusiasts or simply for those who would like to drive something different or arrive in style. Vehicles are maintained to the highest standards by in-house mechanics and offer customers a comprehensive vehicle hand-over service. Why not combine the experience of hiring a classic car with an overnight break in Coventry? Revival have teamed up with some of our best hotels in the area and negotiated competitive room rates to offer hire/hotel packages.

Address: Unit 33, Bilton Industrial Estate, Humber Avenue, Coventry, CV3 1JL

West Midlands Police Museum

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This pop-up museum houses some of the historical artefacts from West Midlands Police and from the archives relating to the old Coventry Police Force. It tells some of the incredible stories of the officers and staff who have served in Coventry over the years - inspiring accounts of trailblazing people, acts of bravery and innovation. The amazing people who paved the way and led us to where we are today.

The Museum will be open for one year, 10 am to 3 pm, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday f

Address: 26 Hertford Street, Coventry