Coventry Transport Museum

Lonely Planet review

This stupendous museum has hundreds of 'cars' through the ages, from horseless carriages to jet-powered, land-speed record breakers. There's a brushed stainless steel DeLorean DMC-12 (of Back to the Future fame) with gull-wing doors, alongside a gorgeous Jaguar E-type, a Daimler armoured car and, for specialists of 1970s British design oddities, a Triumph TR7 and an Austin Allegro 'Special'. View the Thrust SCC, the current holder of the World Land Speed Record and the Thrust 2, the previous record holder. Kids will be engrossed by the atmospheric 'Coventry Blitz Experience' and the Thrust speed simulator (£1).