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

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A unique opportunity to step back in time.

Coming soon...  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.
For more information on our educational tours and experiences, contact us

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.

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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. 

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On the digital tours you can expect to be enticed by the immersive and digital technology, bringing the real medieval experience to life. The tours feature layered storytelling in each room, AR scenes in the medieval kitchen, Great Hall and Old Council Chamber. There will also be interactive interpretations of the rare Coventry tapestry, room feature identifications and explanations, building orientation, detailed timelines of St Mary’s Guildhall’s historic past, and 360 panoramic room views. Tablets will be provided on the tours to view activity from the past and enhance the overall historic experience.

Please note our digital tours are available subject to availability.

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.

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