Coventry is a city in the county of West Midlands in England. Historically part of Warwickshire, Coventry is the 10th-largest city in England and the 12th-largest UK city overall. It is also the second largest city in the West Midlands region, after Birmingham, with a population of 329,810 in 2013.
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Coventry Transport Museum houses a collection of British-made road transport. It is located in Coventry because the city was previously the centre of the British car industry. There are more than 240 cars and commercial vehicles, 100 motorcycles, 200 bicycles. Admission to the museum is free. Notable exhibits in the museum are Thrust2 and ThrustSSC, the British jet cars which broke the land speed record in 1983 and 1997.
Permanent gallery spaces include Sculpture, Old Masters paintings, Art Since 1900, local history and Natural History. The museum's notable collections include a costume collection dating from around 1800 to date, with the emphasis on 19th century women's wear. The museum is now concentrating on the acquisition of more modern clothes and items from different ethnic communities in Coventry.
Cathedral, also known as St Michael's Cathedral, is the
seat of the Bishop of Coventry.
The foundation stone of the new cathedral was laid by Queen Elizabeth II on 23 March 1956. The spire on the cathedral was lowered into place by helicopter by Wing Commander John Dowling.
First built 1340-42 and much altered and extended circa 1392–1430, The Building has a vaulted undercroft which is currently a restaurant.Located in the city's historic Cathedral Quarter, the magnificent medieval interiors and fine artworks offer a window into Coventry's glorious past, a fascinating and free experience in the very heart of the city. Join Mary, Queen of Scots, and Shakespeare on the long list of visitors.
Music Museum Coventry famously gave 2-Tone music to
the world. Spawning bands like The Specials, The Selecter, Madness
and The Beat. At the Coventry Music Museum, we tell the real story
of our musical heritage, going right back to the Roman occupation.
We stop along the way at Music Hall, 50’s Rock’ N’ Roll, the 60’s
Beat scene, the 70’s,80’s, 90’s, not forgetting new talent.