Culture Coventry

Culture Coventry

Charity information

Culture Coventry

Culture Coventry proudly portrays Coventry's story through its museums & art galleries: the Lunt Roman Fort, the Priory Visitor Centre, the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum & Coventry Transport Museum.

Founded 2013

  • Mission statement

    A new trust, Culture Coventry, welcomes nearly 800,000 visitors per annum to its museums.

    The Herbert celebrates Coventry's culture, history and arts. It brings under one roof the unique heritage and creative aspiration of one of Britain’s most historic cities. The Herbert offers an innovative, imaginative and sustainable service to the people of Coventry, Warwickshire and the West Midlands and works in partnership across the museum and arts sector regionally, nationally and internationally.

    The Herbert connects businesses with customers, artists with audiences and visitors with history, their heritage and future aspirations.

    A national exemplar of good practice, the Herbert won the Guardian Kids in Museums Family Friendly Award in 2010 and is a holder of the Sandford Award for quality in Heritage Education.

    Coventry Transport Museum is a dynamic museum dedicated to preserving and promoting the story of Coventry’s unique road transport heritage. It is currently in the process of an £8million investment to re-energise its displays and promote motor manufacturing's role in the city's heritage landscape.

    The museum is home to the world’s largest collection of British road transport, the majority of which was designed, built and loved by the people of Coventry, and exported throughout the world. From the earliest cycles to the most futuristic concept cars, the museum’s collection is presented as a journey through time, bringing the city’s story to life.

  • Aims

    Culture Coventry aims to:

    • To be recognised as dynamic and innovative museums that give our visitors a fresh perspective on the story of Coventry, and to create amabassadors on a local, national and international level.
  • Overview

    Established: August 2013

    Registered Charity Number: 1152899

    Board members: 11

    Full time staff: 60

    Volunteers: 150

    Phone number: 024 7629 4748

    Address: Culture Coventry The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well Coventry CV1 5QP

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