Pocket Number-13: Coventry Transport Museum, Millennium Place

IMG_20170310_142400Coventry 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.IMG_20170310_125326

I accessed the museum’s entrance via descending a IMG_20170310_125315spiralling bridge designed by artist Alexander Beleschenko.

The museum is free to see and showcases IMG_20170310_124945Coventry’s manufacturing legacy, tracing its evolution over IMG_20170310_124929the 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 IMG_20170310_130634IMG_20170310_125648motoring history, including: the ArielIMG_20170310_141358 Cycle (Penny Farthing), the oldest surviving Standard Roi de Belges, Queen Mary’s Daimler, a Standard Fulham, a Humber Super Snipe (Monty’s IMG_20170310_134329victory car), a Humber Imperial 5, and the Thrust IMG_20170310_132216SSC which holds the World Land Speed Record

Here’s a photo of the Sky Blue bus beloved by Richard.

IMG_20170310_132243I asked after Clive at the museum’s reception. When he arrived, I told him about what I was doing  and
IMG_20170310_124221he gave to the montage a gold coloured Coventry Transport Museum key-ring and then sent me to see IMG_20170310_133303Tim at Radio Plus.

Clive explained that Tim has had him on air IMG_20170310_124708at Radio Plus many times

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.

Pocket Number 14: Tim at Coventry Transport Museum’s coffee shop >>

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