Experience Coventry

Lanchester Interactive Archive

The Lanchester Interactive Archive celebrates one of Britain’s greatest engineers and inventors, Frederick William Lanchester.

Come and visit our Lanchester Interactive Space where you can….

  • Discover the genius of Frederick Lanchester, and see the scope of his interest and inventions
  • Take the wheel of our beautiful Lanchester car and find out how it works
  • See how Lanchester’s ideas shaped modern planes and automobiles
  • See his ideas come to life through our augmented reality
  • Play some ‘serious’ games and challenge yourself against Frederick Lanchester’s genius.
  • Delve deep into the online archive and see the unique blueprints of his inventions

Opening Times

Mon-Fri: 10am-5pm
Sat-Sun: 10am-4pm

(please note that the space won’t always have a dedicated exhibition guide)


Free entry

Frederick Lanchester Library, Coventry University, Gosford Street, CV1 5DD
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