Trains, Planes and Automobiles
at Electric Railway Museum, Midland Air Museum
and Coventry Transport Museum
Sunday 21 October
10 am – 6 pm
£6 Adults, £5.50 Concessions, Children (5+) £3, Under-5s Free
Electric Railway Museum is teaming up with attractions across the Midlands for a unique event highlighting the region’s exciting transport heritage over the past 100 years. Trains, Planes and Automobiles on Sunday 21st October (10am – 6pm) will see Electric Railway Museum join forces with Midland Air Museum, Coventry Transport Museum, Heart of England Classic Transport Club and West Midlands N Gauge Club for the celebration.
2012 is a significant year for transport history, marking 100 years since the maiden voyage of RMS Titanic, the creation of British vehicle manufacturer Associated Equipment Company (AEC) and the formation of the Coventry Transport company.
The main focus of this special event in Coventry will be the sites of Electric Railway Museum and Midland Air Museum (situated adjacent to each other along Rowley Road in Baginton, both with ample FREE parking). Over 100 classic vehicles will be stationed over the two sites and vehicles from the 1950s – 1980s will parade along Rowley Road at intervals throughout the day. Midland Air Museum will also be hosting a special display of model railways and model buses in their Argosy Building, with both sites also hosting stands reflecting the diverse history of transport.
There will be plenty for families to do as well, with fairground rides, face painting and an appearance from Peppa Pig on both sites! Plus, Coventry Transport Museum is but a short journey away in the city centre, ensuring visitors can enjoy three attractions in one day.
As well as all the special activities, visitors will also be able to enjoy Electric Railway Museum’s collection of electric locomotives. Members of the public will be able to climb aboard the Class 503 and one of the Class 309s, complete with the museum display (Museum 309), a café – serving hot and cold beverages, snacks and light bites – and the Electric Railway Museum shop.