COVENTRY TRANSPORT MUSEUM COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Coventry Transport Museum received an HLF grant of £4.6 million to help refresh, rationalise and modernise the Coventry Transport Museum’s galleries, creating a world class visitor experience. In addition, the adjacent Old Grammar School will be sympathetically conserved and brought back into use as an exhibition, event and education space. As part of the project a number of existing galleries will be reconceptualised and enhanced and new galleries added. As part of the Activity Plan implementation, Jura Consultants was commissioned to assist the museum with further audience engagement to gather additional visitor input into gallery development ideas and test the current interpretive proposals. This involved discussions with the interpretive designers, a document review and research including an on-street survey, in-gallery interviews and activity workshops with target developmental audiences. A total of 311 people, reflecting each of these audiences, were consulted.