June 3 - October 2, 2011 UK Coventry * Coming of Age at the Ace Cafe PDF Print E-mail
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Coming of Age at the Ace Cafe

June 3 - October 2, 2011 in Coventry, England

Coventry Transport Museum
Millennium Place
Hales Street
Coventry, UK

Ace Sent to Coventry!
This Summer, the Rockers return as Coventry Transport Museum and Ace Cafe London, two world famous transport attractions, showcase an exhibition "Coming of Age at the Ace Cafe" that will take you on a journey through the history of the iconic cafe, its customers and what it meant to be a British teenager in the 1950s and 60s - the story of fashion, the bikes and the music that defined a generation.


Planned as a roadside transport cafe during the 1930s, the Ace, on London's North Circular Road, quickly became a place where motorcycle riders gathered.  In the 1950’s the cafe became the destination for a new breed of motorcyclist; the teenagers who met there listened to rock n' roll and burned up the road doing the 'Ton' - 100mph!


For Coming Of Age At The Ace Cafe, the cafe itself will be lovingly recreated inside the Museum, and then filled with bikes, clothes and stories from the 1950s and 60s - it's going to be a long hot summer of motorbikes, speed and rock 'n' roll!

The exhibition, designed to tour and which celebrates the 10th anniversary of the cafe having been fully re-opened, will offer visitors the opportunity to explore and experience the sights and sounds of the Ace, leather jackets are optional!

Coming of Age at the Ace Cafe - Opening at Coventry Transport Museum on

Friday 3rd June and running to Sunday 2nd October 2011

10.00am - 5.00pm
Last admission is at 4.30pm, open all year round.

By Road
Coventry is close to the M1/M6/M40/M42. Follow signs to city centre and take junction 1 or 2. As a city centre attraction there is no parking available at the Museum itself however, city centre pay and display car parks are all within walking distance. The nearest car parks to the Museum are Bishop Street, West Orchards Shopping Mall, Fairfax Street and the Belgrade Plaza. Click here for further details about car parks around the Museum.

By Rail
There are excellent links to London Euston via Virgin Trains; Cross Country routes north and south and local services to Nuneaton and Northampton. The Museum is a 15-minute walk from the station. Buses numbered 17, 27 and 49 stop near the Museum. Click here for a detailed location map of Coventry city centre including the railway station.

By Bus
Most buses stop at Pool Meadow bus station or on Trinity Street, both of which are a 2 minute walk from the Museum. Coventry has a North and South Park & Ride services and both the North and South routes have a stop-off point at Junction of Corporation Street and Burges, which is very close to the Museum. The North route operates from the AT7 Centre in Bell Green which is to the north of the city centre. This location is ideal for the M6 Junction 3 - A444. The south route operates from Coventry's War Memorial Park situated on the Kenilworth Road/ A45. For a detailed location map of the Park & Ride routes,  click here.

By Canal
Coventry Canal Basin is a 5 minute walk from the Museum - please use the footbridge over the inner ring-road.

By Foot & Bicycle
Coventry Transport Museum is close to the National Cycle Network. To find the nearest cycling and walking route view the Sustrans map for the area.


To find out more about ‘Coming of Age at the Ace Cafe’,  

Contact – Clive Skelhon, Head of PR & Marketing at Coventry Transport Museum.

Direct Tel: 024 7623 4295    

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


Kind Regards,


Tel: ++44 (0)20 8961 1000
Fax: ++44 (0)20 8965 0161


Ace Cafe London
Ace Corner
North Circular Road
NW10 7UD

Ace Cafe London is a limited company registered in England & Wales
Registered Number: 3077552
Registered Office: 209 Liverpool Road, Birkdale, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 4PH

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