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1) Coventry Cathedral - St Michael

(0.09 miles) View full details

St Michael’s Spire stands majestically in the heart of Coventry city centre. Forming part of the Old Cathedral and its magnificent ruins, the spire is a lasting reminder of the Blitz of November 14 1940. The building remains one of the most important international symbols of peace and reconciliation in the world, and is one of the city’s three remaining spires.


2) West Midlands Police Museum

(0.18 miles) View full details

West Midlands Police Museum illustrates some of the more gruesome aspects of Coventry. Exhibits are on display within the museum including the death of Mary Ball- the last woman to be hanged in Coventry. Please note that some parts of the museum are restricted to over 18s only. It opens your eyes to the jobs police have to do in the past, present and future.


3) Coventry Transport Museum

(0.29 miles) View full details

Explore Coventry Transport Museum and be whisked away into stories of real people, real passions and real hope. Discover how Coventry became the centre of the world’s motor and cycle industries, and get up close with the world’s biggest collection of British
road transport, including the actual vehicles that defined some of history’s most important moments - including the fastest car in the world!​

  • Family friendly
  • Free entry
  • Full disabled access
  • Groups welcome


4) Coventry Watch Museum Project

(0.42 miles) View full details

Coventry has over the past few centuries 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 watch making 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!

  • Family friendly
  • Groups welcome


5) Revival Cars

(0.85 miles) View full details

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 to Coventry and Warwickshire? Revival have teamed up with some of our best hotels in the area and negotiated competitive room rates to offer hire/hotel packages.


6) Coventry Music Museum

(1.03 miles) View full details

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.


7) 2-Tone Village Coventry

(1.05 miles) View full details

The 2-Tone Village is an exciting area just outside Coventry City Centre, celebrating our 2-Tone heritage and so much more.

Here you will find the Award winning 2-Tone Cafe and Simmer Down Caribbean Restaurant, The 2-Tone Corner sub-culture shop and the Hall of Fame Memorabilia store. Also based here are The Coventry Music Wall of Fame and The Coventry Music Museum.

  • Children welcome
  • Family friendly
  • Tearoom/Coffee shop on-site

8) Midland Air Museum

(2.8 miles) View full details

Visit one of the country's leading self-funded independent aviation museums and see incredible aircraft from throughout the ages including the Avro Vulcan and Argosy freighter, MiG-21 and CMC Leopard to name just a few. With photographs, collectors’ items and memorabilia along with an on-site shop and tearoom, it’s the ideal venue for any plane spotter.


9) Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery

(7.96 miles) View full details

Museum and Art Gallery, set in award-winning gardens. Houses a permanent display on the story of George Eliot, world famous Victorian novelist, born locally on the Arbury Estate. Displays of fine Victorian paintings, exciting programme of temporary exhibitions, events and activities with tea room and shop.


10) Royal Pump Rooms

(8.37 miles) View full details

This award winning cultural complex in the heart of Leamington Spa, offers visitors the chance to see the ‘Royal Pump Room and Baths’ designed by C.S.Smith of Warwick and opened in 1814. After a substantial redevelopment project in 1997-99, the building now contains a visitor information centre, art gallery, museum, library, tea room and assembly rooms.


11) St John's Museum

(9.11 miles) View full details

Housed in a Jacobean mansion, St John’s Museum showcases the social history collections. Galleries include a Victorian Kitchen and Schoolroom (used by local school children during term time for activities and learning sessions), displays on childhood, toys and games, costume and an under 5s discovery room. St John’s also has lovely formal gardens where you can sit and enjoy a picnic.


Under normal circumstances, St John’s House Museum has its own free car park, although spaces are limited. Alternative parking can be found at St Nicholas Park. The museum has a small shop which offers a range of gifts to suit all ages. Public toilets are located within the house and include an accessible toilet and baby changing facilities.

Visitor Information

We aim to provide a safe and healthy environment for visitors to St John’s. You can help us by: observing all notices and signs during your visit; wearing appropriate clothing and footwear; ensuring all children are properly supervised at all times and by following any instruction and advice given by museum staff.


Wheelchair access to ground floor. Unfortunately we do not have a lift to the Regimental Museum on the first floor, but visitors can get a taste of those galleries through our Virtual Tour facility. BSL signing is available by arrangement for events.


12) Warwickshire Museum

(9.33 miles) View full details

The Warwickshire Museum collects, safeguards and makes accessible artefacts, specimens and associated information which we hold in trust. The Museum also promotes the conservation of Warwickshire’s natural and cultural heritage. We work for the benefit of the whole community, present and future, to enable exploration, inspiration, learning and enjoyment. Our collections cover archaeology, social history, geology and natural history. With many exhibits dating from the 19th century.


13) Market Hall Museum

(9.33 miles) View full details

The headquarters of Warwickshire Museum Service is at the Market Hall, a 17th Century building in the centre of Warwick. Here you’ll find displays on the geology, natural history and early history of the county. Highlights include the Sheldon Tapestry Map of Warwickshire (seen at The British Museum’s summer exhibition), the second largest early Roman coin hoard in the country, our live observation bee hive and our famous (tweeting!) Giant Irish deer. The museum also hosts temporary exhibitions and exciting events throughout the year.


The nearest public toilets are located in the Market Square and there are many lovely tea rooms within a very short distance of the museum. The museum houses a small shop which offers a range of gifts to suit all ages.

Visitor Information

We aim to provide a safe and healthy environment for visitors to Market Hall. You can help us by: observing all notices and signs during your visit, ensuring all children are properly supervised at all times, and by following any instructions or advice given by museum staff. The floors at Market Hall are uneven due to their historic nature so we would also ask you to wear appropriate footwear.


Wheelchair access to ground floor with assistance. Unfortunately we do not have a lift to the first floor galleries. BSL signing is available by arrangement for events.