Coventry Transport Museum houses one of the world’s largest collections of British road transport vehicles.
The museum’s entrance faces the broad end of Millennium Place, a fan-shaped public piazza framed overhead by the twin arch Whittle Arch landmark.
I accessed the museum’s entrance via descending a spiralling bridge designed by artist Alexander Beleschenko.
The museum is free to see and showcases Coventry’s manufacturing legacy, tracing its evolution over the generations from ribbon weaving, watchmaking and sewing machine manufacture to the manufacture of cycles, vehicles and motorcycles.
On display at the museum were icons of British cycling and motoring history, including: the Ariel Cycle (Penny Farthing), the oldest surviving Standard Roi de Belges, Queen Mary’s Daimler, a Standard Fulham, a Humber Super Snipe (Monty’s victory car), a Humber Imperial 5, and the Thrust SSC which holds the World Land Speed Record
Here’s a photo of the Sky Blue bus beloved by Richard.
I asked after Clive at the museum’s reception. When he arrived, I told him about what I was doing and
he gave to the montage a gold coloured Coventry Transport Museum key-ring and then sent me to see Tim at Radio Plus.
Clive explained that he used to work with Tim at Radio Plus.
I asked Clive if he had a favourite vehicle in the museum and he took me to see a beautifully preserved Humber Snipe from the 1930s.
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