Coventry is well known for it’s contribution to the music industry. Famous musicians such as The Specials, The Selecta, Paul King and The Enemy all call Coventry their home. Our city’s musical legacy continues to this day, as the achievements of local artists are immortalised in museums across Coventry, one of which has been recognised for it’s excellent facilities and exhibits.
The Coventry Music Museum, located at the 2 Tone Village, has been ranked the best museum in the West Midlands by Trip Adviser. Reviewers on the travel website praised the museum’s ‘helpful staff’ and it’s ‘great collection of memorabilia’, as the attraction gained a 5 star review from satisfied customers. Coventry Music Museum beat the likes of Cadbury World and the Coventry Transport Museum in the museum category, whilst only the Symphony Hall and Back to Backs, both situated in Birmingham, could beat it as the region’s favourite attractions.
Here’s what the museum’s director, Julie Chambers, had to say on the museum’s ranking:
“We know that this ranking is by no means definitive, but then again Trip Advisor is the largest and most respected site of this type in the travel industry. We have been top in Coventry for about two years now, but being the top rated museum in the West Midlands is a tremendous achievement for us and for the city of Coventry. It means that we are ahead of attractions like the Black Country Museum, The Birmingham Art Gallery and Museum and even Cadbury World. Not bad for a museum with a tiny infrastructure and no paid staff.”
But don’t take our word for it. Head down to the Coventry Music Museum and see for yourself! Visit Unit 7, The Courtyard Rear of 74-80 Walsgrave Road, Coventry, CV2 4ED. Open Thursdays to Sundays, 10am-4pm. For more information, head to www.covmm.co.uk