The Phil Silvers Archival Museum – Coventry, England - Atlas Obscura

Coventry, England

The Phil Silvers Archival Museum

The only museum in the world dedicated to preserving the life and work of American comedian and entertainer, Phil Silvers.  

The Phil Silvers Museum proudly opened its doors on November 1, 2015, with nationwide television and press coverage. With his reputation as one of television’s first pioneering comedians (The Phil Silvers Show 1955-1959) and Britain’s most famous incurable anglophile, Silvers would be delighted to know his museum would be United Kingdom-based.

Located in the cozy confines of FarGo Creative Village, Coventry’s niche creative quarter for independent businesses and artisans, the museum continues to attract visitors from all over the world since its much-heralded launch three years ago.

Famous people who have supported the museum include Mark Hamill (Star Wars), Dick Van Dyke (Mary Poppins) and U.K. comedians and broadcasters Phill Jupitus, Tim Vine, and Danny Baker.

This truly unique museum is planning a special event “Phil Silvers - Cultural Icon” to celebrate Coventry as U.K. City of Culture 2021.              

Know Before You Go

The Phil Silvers Museum is open to the general public six days a week, Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Entry is currently free and all visitors who sign the guestbook receive an exclusive Phil Silvers / Sgt Bilko badge. Free parking is available in FarGo's dedicated carpark in Paynes Lane. 

Leave enough time for an in depth conversation with the owner, Steve, who is an amazing source of knowledge about Phil Silvers and his amazing range of work.

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