St. Marys Guildhall
Search
St. Marys Guildhall
SearchEmailPhone

Explore Coventry's fascinating history with immersive, curriculum-linked learning.

Email to Enquire
Type here to add an optional caption

A unique opportunity to step back in time.

Explore Coventry's fascinating history with immersive, curriculum-linked workshops that encourage historical enquiry, ignite imagination and inspire creativity. If you are an educator who would like to get involved with the development of St Mary’s Guildhall’s formal learning offer from Early Years to Higher Education, please contact The Education Team on smgh@noordinaryhospitality.com.

To book a learning visit, download and fill out our booking form below and email us a copy.

A Guildhall full of fascinating stories

Ruling the city

In 1456, Coventry became the capital of England and home to King Henry VI and his queen Eleanor of Anjou during the Wars of the Roses.

Inspiring art and culture

The Great Hall inspired pioneering female author George Elliot, for the pivotal court scene in her classic novel, Adam Bede.

Fit for royalty

The Guildhall hosted royal visits and feasts for Princess Elizabeth, King James I, and King James II with performances from William Shakespeare.

The finest in Britain

The famous and rare medieval tapestry was installed in the Great Hall in honour of Henry VI in the 1500s before the Reformation.

Follow the journey of St Mary’s legacy

Regarded as a masterpiece of architecture, symbolism, and the finest Guildhall in Britain, St Mary’s is a historical charm within Coventry City. Explore the interactive and immersive kitchen soundscape smells in the medieval kitchens and dress up in costumes of those who were linked to the Guildhall. Surround yourself with medieval tales of Coventry’s medieval merchant guilds, royalty, and culture when you follow the journey of St Mary’s Guildhall legacy. 

ABOUT OUR BUILDING
Follow the journey of St Mary’s legacy
u0026nbsp;

Information and FAQs

Download and fill our our booking form here and email this back smgh@noordinaryhospitality.com. We will be in touch to discuss and confirm your booking.

We have a lift to the first floor, as well as ramps and stairlifts. There is a new spiral staircase to the 2nd floor and separate spiral stairs to descend. Where there is no lift, access will be provided on a tablet with a 360 panoramic view of the rooms during the tours.

You might also like

Visit the historical Guildhall
Image source: Culture Coventry Trust / Coventry Archivesu0026nbsp;

Visit the historical Guildhall

book a Visit
Educational tours
Type here to add image optional caption

Educational
tours

DOWNLOAD BOOKING FORM
Discover fascinating medieval tales
Image source: Wikimedia / Public Domainu0026nbsp;

Discover fascinating medieval tales

TIMELINE

Be the first to hear about any news, events, or updates

Still immersed in the history of St Mary’s Guildhall?
Sign up for our newsletter.
Your data is safe with us. 
To find out more about how we will use and store your email data go to our Privacy Policy page.
cross
Opening to visitors from the 22nd July 2022
This is default text for notification bar