|[14 APR 00] MUSEUM
OF BRITISH ROAD TRANSPORT NEWS
Boom Time For MBRT
story of the people who worked in Coventry’s transport industries
will be brought to life in a major new exhibition in the city next
from people living and working in Coventry will be the centrepiece of
the exhibition called Your Coventry in the 50s, 60s and 70s: Boomtime
permanent display is to be opened on Good Friday at the Museum of
British Road Transport in Hale Street.
will feature interactive displays featuring the stories of people’s
lives from each decade.
will be able to play detective and try to guess which car each
will be advertising images, films and artefacts from each era and
recordings from the Coventry Oral History Project.
is the first of a sequence of big developments as the museum shapes up
for five years of change.
the museum was moved into the country’s elite by being placed in a
group of the 50 most significant collections.
revamp is being planned as part of the Phoenix Initiative, which will
have its centrepiece outside a new front area for the museum.
Steve Bagley said the new exhibition was a landmark in the way that
displays were now being shown.
exhibitions will focus on the social and cultural aspects of the
British Motor Industry, particularly in relation to Coventry.
is a totally new approach to interpreting transport history, and
will broaden its appeal to a much wider audience.
exhibitions are nostalgic, fun and highly interactive, and will
appeal to families and the non-specialist visitor as well as those
with a specialist interest.”