Things to do and see in Coventry

There are plenty of things to see and do in and around Coventry. We’ve made a handy list of all the best attractions for when you’re in the city for the games and you want to do some sight-seeing!

  • The Coventry Transport Museum – Less than 1 mile from the centre of Coventry lies a truly unique day out for all of the family. With admission costing from just £14.00 and open from 10am until 5pm you really can’t beat the Coventry Transport Museum. Right in the centre of the city, it is home to the worlds largest collection of British road transport and the worlds fastest cars. Great fun! Book tickets here.

  • Coventry Cathedral – The Cathedral is known all over the world as a beautiful and unique structure and is celebrated as the UK’s favourite 20th Century building. Learn all about the exciting history of the building when you pay it a visit during your stay in Coventry.

  • The Coventry Music Museum – A multi award winning museum celebrates music from Coventry and the surrounding area in all its forms. From 2-Tone to the famous work of John Lennon. Open from 10am until 4pm it’s the perfect place to escape and get lost in music. Read more here.

  • Midland Air Museum – With over 45 aircrafts on display, a tearoom and free parking you can’t go wrong with the Midland Air Museum for a fun day out. See a range of impressive aircrafts from over the ages displayed here, get guided tours and even sit in the cockpit! Find out more here.

  • Coombe Abbey Park – If you’d rather a simpler day out for the family, perhaps a wander around Coombe Abbey Park would suit you. A quiet little picnic in the open air to watch the birds and wander around the lake. 500 acres of beautiful gardens open to all!

  • Herbert Art Gallery and Museum – The Herbert Gallery is an exhibition of the natural world and modern art, a great day out for all the family! Immerse yourself in your ancestor’s history and explore British and European paintings from the 1500’s onwards. Open until 4pm daily, all of this is just one mile from the centre of Coventry. Find out more here.

  • Lunt Roman Fort - The Lunt Roman Fort is the archaeological site of a Roman fort, in the Roman province of Britannia. The Fort is open to the public and a great place for families to visit and take a picnic. Located approximately five miles from the centre of the city it’s a great historical site that will take you back in time, even just for a little while.

  • The Wave – Can’t get enough of all the sports? The Wave is an Indoor Waterpark located in the heart of Coventry. With six high octane slides engineered for maximum fun, and a state-of-the-art gym and fitness suite to keep the blood pumping. Book tickets here.

  • Warwick University – As part of the venue for the British Transplant Games this year, Warwick University showcases its £49m Sports and Wellness Hub. The general public are welcome to explore the university, so feel free to have a wander during your stay in Coventry. The best time to visit is weekdays, but please note many buildings will be in use so you won’t be able to explore everything.

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