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St Mary's Guildhall and Bayley Lane

When to visit

The 2017 visitor season has now finished and St. Mary's Guildhall is closed for non booked visits 

During the open season, St. Mary's Guildhall is open Sunday to Thursday*, from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

Schools and groups are welcome to visit outside of the main season by prior arrangement, subject to event bookings and staff availability. You can also check our events page for other opportunities to view the historic interiors.

How to find us

Conveniently located in the historic heart of Coventry, St. Mary's Guildhall is easily accessed from surrounding transport networks. Directions and location map


Admission to St. Mary's Guildhall is FREE. Donations are gratefully received to support the upkeep of the historic building and its collections.

School and Group visits

School and Group visits are very welcome during the open season, and at all other times of the year by arrangement. Please see the Group Visits page, for more details.

Godiva's café

Our popular cafe, Godiva's, is open throughout the year, Monday to Friday*, 11:00am to 3:30pm.

*Please note that there are occasional closures of St Mary's Guildhall and Godiva's café for civic and private events. Please contact us to confirm opening arrangements if travelling a long distance to see us.

Nearby attractions

Why not combine a trip to St. Mary's Guildhall with a visit to our neighbouring attractions in the historic Cathedral Quarter, including Coventry Cathedral, Holy Trinity Church, and The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum? Details of other visitor attractions in and around Coventry can be found on the Visit Coventry website, or download the Coventry visitor guide.

How did we do?

After your visit to St. Mary's Guildhall, we'd really like to know what you thought, and would appreciate it if you could spare a minute or two for our quick satisfaction survey.