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COVENTRY, the CATHEDRAL and the COVENTRY TRANSPORT MUSEUM

Saturday 12th November 2022

Largely rebuilt after the 1940 wartime bombing of the Coventry Blitz, Coventry was the birthplace of the British motor industry and the legend of Lady Godiva. The Coventry Transport Museum houses the largest publicly
owned collection of British vehicles in the world telling the story of Coventry and its people through the rise and fall of its biggest industry. We include a visit to the Transport Museum this morning. This afternoon we recommend a visit to Coventry Cathedral discover the remarkable story of the two Cathedrals before and after WW11. Explore the Ruins opposite the new very modern Cathedral. The Coventry blitz started on 14th November 1940 code-named ‘Moonlight Sonata’, the raid lasted for 11 hours and involved nearly 500 Luftwaffe bombers, gathered from airfields all over occupied Europe. The aim was to knock out Coventry as a major
centre for war production. After the war, the city was extensively rebuilt in the 1950s. It was designed by young town planner Donald Gibson and included one of Europe’s first traffic-free shopping precincts. Coventry was chosen as the winner of the UK City of Culture 2021! The city has a history of reinventing itself. It is a city of peace, innovation and diversity. The West Orchards, Lower Precinct and Arena Park give you a great opportunity for shopping including restaurants, and cafes for refreshments.

Adult: £35.50 Senior Citizens: £34.50 Child: £31.00 Includes admission to the Transport Museum

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