Event programming change will give Coventry families free workshops this summer

Changes to events programming at Coventry Transport Museum will see families able to take part in fun and engaging activities for free this summer.

Mini Museum Engineers, Family Museum Engineers, Chat and Play and Tinker | Make | Play family sessions will all be included in the admission fee, which is waived for those with a Go CV card, available to all Coventry residents.

It is hoped the move will build on CV Life’s belief that museums should be accessible to all, including families and young children.

Lisa Ford, Head of Learning and Engagement at CV Life, said: “Coventry Transport Museum has a unique, STEM based and playful approach to activities for children. We want as many young people as possible to experience the joys and curiosities of our collections with workshops and activities that promote learning through engineering skills and technology. 

“Children will get hands-on with real tools, reinvent old technology into something new and use their imaginations to lead their time at the museum.
“We also want our museum to be as accessible as possible. It can be difficult keeping children entertained during the holidays, particularly considering the cost-of-living crisis.

“Making these activities free is great as it gives Coventry families the opportunity for a free day out, but it also gives greater value for money for those paying admission, which is an annual ticket and can be used time and time again throughout the year.”

Steve Spencer, venue manager at the transport museum, added: “We have a world class collection here at the museum but there is so much more than just the exhibits.

“The Learning and Engagement Team are fantastic and the decision to make so many activities free hopefully means more and more families will choose to experience these brilliant workshops, and maybe even inspire the future generations of engineers.

“The families that come always have great fun, while learning a lot too. Seeing the children leave with huge smiles is always a pleasure and we look forward to welcoming more families over the summer.”