The team at the excellent Coventry Transport Museum, located in the centre of historic Coventry, are preparing for a major new temporary exhibition for 2013, which will throw the spotlight on the British motor industry’s huge contribution to the wartime production, during World War II.
The exhibition, entitled War Effort, will run at the Museum from 12 July 2013 until 5 January 2014, and will tell the incredible story of how in the 1940s, the UK’s motor companies supported the military, by building so-called ‘shadow factories’, and turning over production to building thousands of military vehicles, staff cars, munitions and other military equipment. War Effort will take visitors on a very personal journey through the lives of some of the people who worked in these factories, and will shed particular light on the fascinating stories of the women who were drafted to work in the factories, many for the first time in their lives.
War Effort is part of an exciting programme of temporary exhibitions mounted throughout the year at Coventry Transport Museum, with the aim of making sure that there is always something new to see at this fascinating treasure-trove of motoring, social history and nostalgia. Coventry Transport Museum is so much more than a display of cars, motorbikes and cycles – the Museum is laid out as a journey through time, taking visitors on a moving and inspiring journey through the story of Coventry’s past, and highlighting the stories of the people whose innovations revolutionised the world in which we live.
Admission to the Museum and to the War Effort exhibition is free of charge, and group visits are most welcome. Pre-booked coach groups will enjoy a dedicated in-coach meet and greet, discount vouchers to use in the Museum’s beautiful gift and nostalgia shop, complimentary coach parking (subject to availability) and a lunch voucher for drivers.
Find out more Tel: 024 7623 4270