If these walls could talk, St Mary’s Guildhall would tell fascinating tales from the medieval era, from the seat of power where Coventry was ruled for almost 700 years, to the home of extraordinary tapestry, cultural performances from Shakespeare, and a wealth of royal visitors. The stunning building boasts artistic expression throughout with beautiful stained-glass windows and art sculptures, bringing history to life.
The powerful Merchant Guild of St Mary’s built a timber Guildhall on the site of the former Coventry Castle. In 1392, medieval Coventry’s four richest merchant guilds joined to form the Guild of the Holy Trinity to make it what it is today. Having survived through the Reformation, Second World War, and the English Civil War, St Mary’s Guildhall stands proudly in the City of Culture, offering escapism from today to travel back to some of Britain’s most significant moments in history.
Are you passionate about history, intrigued by Coventry’s medieval era, and love the community? Then come and work for St Mary’s Guildhall. To be in the thick of history, just send us your CV and we’ll be in touch.
Want to relive history in the heart of Coventry community? We have a number of future volunteering opportunities available so you can immerse yourself in medieval tales and enlighten the experiences at St Mary’s Guildhall.
Through the investment of more than £6 million, St Mary’s Guildhall has been transformed into a must see visitor attraction which will offer a fascinating insight into the Guildhall’s amazing history, incredible story and how it has been at the centre of civic life for over 700 years.