Culture Coventry offers inspiring and welcoming activities where the diverse communities of the city and beyond can explore and celebrate culture, history, art and identity.
Culture Coventry creates and host lively events and exhibitions as part of their vibrant programme which aims to enrich visitor experiences and build authentic relationships with visitors. The Charity’s permanent collections range from the fastest car on the planet, to mesmerizing sculpture, some of the first Victorian cycles, contemporary paintings, and thousands of specimens. There is something unique for everyone to enjoy.
Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry
The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum is the perfect place to delve into Coventry’s history and engage with art and culture.
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 which are often created in partnership with national museums, the Herbert offers a wide range of detailed talks, fantastic events and inventive workshops for adults and families. The Herbert Art Gallery encourages creativity, exploration and fun.
Gain a fresh perspective on the legend of Lady Godiva, discover your ancestors’ history in the Coventry Archives, and explore British & European paintings from the 1500s onwards. All of this is just a stone’s throw away from Coventry Cathedral.
Our permanent galleries range from the Visual Arts, to Social and Industrial History, Archaeology and Natural History, there is something for every visitor. The Herbert is also home to Coventry Archives, the city’s destination for historical documents, photographs, maps and archival materials.
You can also book special tours of the Old Grammar School and Medieval Undercroft should you wish to explore Coventry’s rich history further.
Coventry Transport Museum
Want to know what it’s like driving the fastest car in the world?
Then come for a day out to Coventry’s most visited attraction.
Coventry Transport Museum houses the largest publicly owned collection of British vehicles in the world, and tells the story of Coventry through the rise and fall of its biggest industry.
Fascinating displays, interactive features and thousands of exciting exhibits, visitors can expect a world-class museum experience. The collection includes the record-breaking Thrust2 and ThrustSSC, the oldest Coventry-built car; and many of the most innovative and memorable vehicles of the last 150 years.
You can even experience the thrill of breaking the World Land Speed Record on our 4D Land Speed Record Simulator!
The ever-changing temporary exhibitions feature motor cars, commercial vehicles, cycles and motorcycles from the museums own collection and beyond. The Transport Museum does not only display objects from its extensive auto-mobilia, archival & photography collections, but is also showcasing future technology, creating immersive experiences, art installations, and so much more. The museum offers activities ranging from engineering challenges to scientific experiments. Embark on journeys of adventure and discovery for the whole family.
Home to the cherished Vintage Sleigh Ride, families can enjoy the magic and nostalgia of a visit to Santa at the Coventry Transport Museum every Christmas.