Coventry Transport Museum School Trips
Coventry Transport Museum Millenium Place Hales Street, Coventry, , CV1 1JD
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Listed under: Day Trip Destinations | Design and Technology | Technology | Picnic Areas | Museums | Motorsports Centres | Historical Heritage | Arts & Galleries | History | Engineering | Special Educational Needs (SEN)
What we offer
Coventry Transport Museum has the largest collection of British road transport in the world and is a great place to learn new things and enjoy new experiences, whether you come with your family or with your school or college.
Our dedicated Learning Team deliver engaging sessions for pupils of all ages. The Museum is an ideal setting for learning outside the classroom and our hands-on sessions cover a wide range of curriculum areas.
Coventry Transport Museum is pleased to be a Children's University learning destination.
We run a programme of CPD events for teachers throughout the year for you to find out what we offer, learn new skills or to take some time out for inspiration from our collections.
What makes us a great choice?
A visit to Coventry Transport Museum provides a fantastic opportunity to get outside the classroom and inspire your pupils with authentic collections and exciting new displays ranging from the first cycles to the fastest car in the world.
We offer sessions led by experienced museum education staff or resources for your own teacher-led visit, with options for the full range of Key Stage 1 and 2, including SEN and SEBD. We know that primary teachers are looking for activities which support cross-curricular learning, so all our workshops link to multiple curriculum areas. A visit to Coventry Transport Museum not only enhances pupil engagement with core curriculum topics, but also offers enrichment by bringing students into an inspiring new learning environment.
For educational organisations wanting a completely independent visit with no specialist input from our learning team, general visits are available. These are particularly popular with international school and college groups visiting the UK, to improve their language skills and explore aspects of this country's heritage.
An opportunity to explore Coventry's unique motoring heritage
A short welcome and introduction to the museum
Although there's no charge, you?ll still need to book with us.
Accreditation and Awards
We are holders of the LOtC Quality Badge
What is typically included?
Key Stages 1 and 2
Our learning officer led sessions are highly interactive and inspiring learning experiences. We use museum objects to tell the story of Coventry comparing the past and present and exploring how important events relate to global history. Your pupils will look at and engage with historical evidence to understand how historians make decisions about how historical stories are told. Our sessions also incorporate STEM.
The following sessions are available:
Storytelling (for Foundation and Key Stage 1)
The Need for Speed (years 5 and 6 exploring the Land Speed Record)
Arts Award Discover in a Day (in conjunction with a visit to the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum)
We also offer teacher-led trails that are an aid for a self-guided visit around the galleries
Key Stages 3, 4 and 5
The Need for Speed (years 7 and 8 exploring the Land Speed Record)
Key Stage 3 Quiz (Self-led quiz enabling students to learn more about the collection and Coventry’s important contribution to the motor industry.)
Please contact us for information about new activities for keys stages 3,4 and 5
Group Sizes Catered For
Our sessions cater for one class of around 30 children at a time. It is usually possible to accommodate 2 or 3 classes in one day depending on which workshop is chosen.
Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions
Unless otherwise stated, children can take photographs as long as they turn their flash off. Photography is restricted for some exhibitions.
Risk Assessment Details
We provide a model risk assessment
Education Officer Information
Nicky McIntosh 0247 6237523.
Sessions cost £3 per pupil (£40 minimum charge) or £5 per pupil (£60 minimum charge) for two sessions. Teacher-led trails cost £2 per pupil. Arts Award Discover in a Day costs £7 per pupil, including assessment and certificates. Travel bursaries of up to £200 are sometimes available for pupils taking part in two sessions, funded through the Museums and Schools programme.
First Aid Information
We endeavour to always have a first aider on site, however we advise schools to bring a first aider to ensure direct and prompt medical assistance.
Packed lunch area
Accessibility & Disabled Facilities
There is wheelchair access suitable for unaccompanied wheelchair users to most parts of the Museum. Please ask for help in accessing Model World.
Lift access is provided to both floors of the Museum, and we also have a small number of wheelchairs available free of charge for visitors to use whilst at the Museum. These chairs are allocated on a first come first served basis, although any advance requests will be considered. Please contact the Museum on 024 7623 4270 for more information.
The toilets, including accessible facilities, are on the ground floor to the left of the main entrance beside the cafe, and also on the first floor next to the Transport Technology exhibition.
Makaton symbols are at the entrance to each new exhibition to explain the theme for that space.
The new exhibitions have a mixture of written material, pictures, audio, video and interactives.
The videos and interactives have special directional speakers. The sound does not carry across the space, but can still be heard when you stand close to the speakers. There are subtitles for main videos with commentary.
The Workdays and Holidays exhibition is a dedicated multi-sensory space, with scents, sounds and tactile items available to use. The scents and sounds are contained and can be accessed by lifting a handle or telephone handset.
All of our vehicle and object labels are in large print, with a special background tint to reduce glare.
Visual aids, such as magnifying sheets, are available to borrow free of charge from reception.
Opening Hours & Information
Our normal opening hours Monday - Sunday (including bank holidays) are: 10.00am - 5.00pm (last admission 4.30pm)
Open every day of the year except 24 - 26 December and 1 January.
?Highlighted the historical change over time and consolidated work we have done using secondary resources. Was great to have 1st hand experience? Feb 2017
?Added to previous learning, helped them understand the bicycles better by seeing them (and touching !!). All the children enjoyed it - they were very excited about coming and will be going home excited too.? March 2017