20th Oct, 2020

Taking Flight - aviation exhibition at Coventry Transport Museum extended until November 1

BOSSES at Coventry Transport Museum are hoping more people will drop in to see a world exclusive exhibition celebrating flight which has been extended.

Taking Flight. which opened in January, was set to close in June but is now running until November 1 to enable more people to see it.

The collection provides immersive science and engineering-based experiences for all ages and teaches visitors about the history and mechanics of aviation – with many objects on loan from Midlands Air Museum.

As well as the exhibits on display, visitors can also dream up and design their own flying machines which are brought to life.

Ruark Jon-Stevens, Culture Coventry’s marketing and communications manager, said: “When we went into lockdown, Coventry Transport Museum closed, so we decided to extend Taking Flight so as many people as possible could enjoy and experience it.

“Visitors of all ages love designing their own flying machines and watching them soar across the sky on our giant interactive wall or learning about the history of flight through our touch activated wall.”

A range of measures have been introduced to make the venue Covid-secure and it is hoped it will draw in some younger viewers during the October half-term.

Visit transport-museum.com/events/1453/taking_flight for more on the museum and go to this story on our website to see the exhibition trailer.

 

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