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Well worth a visit .

What a pleasant surprise , you go through the main entrance into a courtyard and then into the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
David M
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Amazing interior

The hall was open to the public for Heritage weekend. The ceiling in the main hall was amazing. It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sydney, Australia
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St. Mary's Guildhall is one of the finest surviving medieval guildhalls in England, and has been one of Coventry's premier historic venues for more than 600 years. First built in the 1340s for the merchant guild of St. Mary, with its magnificent medieval interiors, and fine artworks the Guildhall offers a window into Coventry's glorious past. Once a prison to Mary, Queen of Scots, and even a playhouse where Shakespeare is thought to have performed, the Guildhall provides a fascinating free experience for all ages, at the historic heart of the city. St. Mary's Guildhall also offers a memorable venue for weddings, meetings, conferences and private functions, whilst in the vaulted undercroft beneath the Great Hall is the atmospheric Godiva's cafe, offering tasty, good value snacks and refreshments.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Bayley Lane, Coventry CV1 5RN, England
+44 24 7683 3328
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Reviewed 5 days ago

What a pleasant surprise , you go through the main entrance into a courtyard and then into the building , the main hall and subsequent rooms take you straight back into history very well kept and even more intresting .Although we did not have need...More

1  Thank David M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hall was open to the public for Heritage weekend. The ceiling in the main hall was amazing. It was nice to see others rooms in the building with descriptions of the rooms provided

1  Thank covcat70
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fascinating place, full of very knowledgeable people. The lady demonstrating the old instruments and their history was worth the trip, and we also learnt a lot about Civil War weaponry. The building itself is not to be missed, with history oozing from...More

1  Thank neith2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

The guildhall is a great place to visit. we visited on Heritage Open Weekend, which meant we even got to cross the bridge from the guildhall to the council house. It is full of history and has interesting tapestries and some nice stained glass. It...More

1  Thank gecko77
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a little gem of a (free) place to visit in the centre of the City. The ceiling is so good you might develop neck ache admiring it!! There are staff on hand to answer any questions you may have. Not quite all of it...More

Thank Bayleywillow
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The fitting and fixtures are worth a look. The old historic building is super and it is free! We booked our wedding in here !

Thank Lin A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hall is just next to the old cathedral. With a history of its own, the hall captures a bygone era. Very beautiful.

Thank Mike N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful ancient building - friendly, informative guides. Free entry which helps if you're on a budget. Superb venue for weddings.

Thank Twissler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with my wife and daughter for a bit of a look about. Really impressive place for what it is and a bit of a hidden gem in the heart of Coventry.

Thank Rory S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Next to the old Cathedral it is free to enter and it is an overlooked gem. As you are literally next toit when you re at the Cathedral why would you not take a look.

Thank dr7575
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Paul T
4 April 2017|
Response from Marcus L | Property representative |
Hi Paul. The Guildhall is open 10:00am to 4:00pm from Sunday to Thursday during the visitor season. Admission is FREE although any donation is much appreciated for upkeep of the building and historic collections.