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Coventry Transport Museum

Millennium Place

Hales Street

Coventry

CV1 1JD

 

tel: +44 (0)24 7623 4270

 

website: www.transport-museum.com

 

email: megan.nass@culturecoventry.com; grace.scott@culturecoventry.com

 

 

Contact details: Megan Nass; Grace Scott

 

Date of visit: 4 March 2013; follow-up visit took place on 19 April 2016

 

Nature and extent of collection

 

200 pieces. We collect road transport vehicles and objects that are made/related to Coventry. We also consider items of national or technical interest.

 

All numbers below are estimated

 

Medals (commemorative or military): Yes, including a collection of motor racing medals

Paranumismatica: Yes, including bus tickets and ticket-issuing machines

Other: Yes, including 74 badges

 

Specific strengths: Badges for transport societies.

 

Library: Our library collection is mostly comprised of technical manuals and transport magazines with specific strengths in technical transport and social history of transport and manufacturers.

 

 

Databases

 

Database used: Adlib

 

Proportion of collection on database: 1%

 

How much detail in database entries? Very little. Basic shape, inscription and date listed for badges.

 

Are images incorporated? No.

 

Is the database accessible to the public? No.

 

Is the database publicly accessible online? What is the URL if so? Not at present, though there are plans for a front-facing database.

 

 

Display

 

Are there permanent numismatic displays? No.

 

Is numismatic material incorporated into more general displays? Yes, we have tool check tokens and a Triumph workers medal on display.

 

Is there a facility for temporary exhibitions? Yes.

 

Have there been numismatic exhibitions in the past? If so, what? No.

 

 

Access to the collection

 

Is there a study facility? We have a reading room, available by appointment.

 

Is equipment (balances, magnifying glasses, etc.) provided? Yes.

 

 

Public engagement with numismatic collection

 

Is there a handling collection? Yes.

 

Are numismatic collections used in Education sessions? No.

 

Do numismatic collections feature in gallery talks, lectures? No.

 

Are there other engagement activities based around numismatic collections? No.

 

 

ID and public enquiries

 

Does the museum offer a service for identifying objects and other public enquiries? Yes.

 

 

Curatorial knowledge

 

Is there any numismatic expertise in-house? If so, who, and in what areas? No.

 

Is there access to external expertise? If so, who and in what areas? Yes, via the Money and Medals Network.

 

If there is expertise in-house, is there a willingness/capacity to share that with other museums? N/A

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