St Mary’s Guildhall – unCOVered!

The magnificent medieval St Mary’s Guildhall is located in the Cathedral Quarter…

It’s beautiful interiors and exquisite artwork on offer provide a stunning glimpse into Coventry’s glorious past.The guildhall has over 700 years of history. Visiting this cathedral will mean join the unique list of people who passed through their doors, like Mary, Queen of Scots and William Shakespeare himself!

The Coventry Tapestry – in St Marys Guildhall

The ‘Coventry Tapestry’ is the highlight of the historic collections at St. Mary’s Guildhall, and is widely recognised as one of the rarest and most important examples of this art in the country.

Manufactured around the years 1495 to 1500, its significance lies not just in its age and remarkable state of preservation, but also in the fact that, incredibly, it remains hanging on the very wall for which it was created more than five hundred years ago.

Apart from the art and history, you will be able to have a drink or a meal in a luxurious setting at the Godiva’s Café Restaurant. The 20% student discount and free access to Wi Fi means this hidden venue is a must see!

Admission to this wonderful cultural venue is always free, though donations are appreciated.
Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday from 10 to 4pm.

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