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St. Mary's Guildhall


Death, intrigue, scandal and spilt custard...are not compulsory when you visit St. Mary's Guildhall, but can be discovered in more than 600 years worth of stories from the finest medieval guildhall in the country. Located in the city's historic Cathedral Quarter, St. Mary's Guildhall miraculously survived the Second World War bombing raids, and stands as a monument to the power and wealth of medieval Coventry. With magnificent interiors, collections of armour, historic furniture, artworks and internationally important tapestries, the Guildhall offers a window into Coventry's glorious past. A prison to Mary, Queen of Scots, a theatre for Shakespeare and an inspiration to George Eliot, St. Mary's Guildhall is a fascinating free experience for all ages, at the historic heart of the city of Coventry.


Opening times

During the open season, St. Mary's Guildhall is open Sunday to Thursday, from 10am to 4pm. The Guildhall is open to groups and educational parties at all other times of the year by prior arrangement, and subject to availability.

The Guildhall is occasionally closed for civic and private events - please contact us to confirm opening arrangements if travelling a long distance to visit.


Located within the Cathedral Quarter, on opposite side of the old Cathedral ruins to new Cathedral



  • Children welcome
  • Coach parties welcome
  • Conference facilities
  • Event space available
  • Family friendly
  • Free entry
  • Groups welcome
  • Partial disabled access
  • Tearoom/Coffee shop on-site
  • Tours welcome
  • Wedding venue
  • Wi-Fi available


Bayley Lane, Coventry City Centre, CV1 5RN

E-mail address


024 7683 3328