St. Marys Guildhall
St. Marys Guildhall

Immerse yourself in Coventry’s
historical seat of power and debate.

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A perfect day out for the whole family

Discover what made Coventry what it is today with a memorable visit to one of the finest Guildhalls in Britain. A stunning attraction in Coventry, the Guildhall has been a hall fit for a king, a medieval power house, a destination for banquets and blockades, and a tale of miraculous survival. 

At St Mary’s Guildhall it’s important to us that everyone can easily access our facilities, this is something we kept in mind when restoring the historical building and was at the forefront of our recent renovations.  

For more information on the Guildhall or general enquiries about your visit, please contact us:
St Mary’s Guildhall opening times
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Opening times

2023/2024 Autumn/ Winter Opening Hours*.

Daily entrance: 10.00am – 4.00pm (last entry 3.00pm)*. 

Please note we are currently operating a cashless environment and will only be accepting card payments.

*Please note due to unforeseen circumstances and private events opening times may differ. Before traveling you are advised to check our ticket booking calendar to view availability. Entrance is subject to availability. 

St Mary’s Guildhall ticket information

A family visit to the Guildhall days out in Coventry
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A family visit to the Guildhall

Discover the medieval tales and royal history with the whole family. Perfect for a day out, explore the digital tours, interactive history and uncover the story behind Coventry’s medieval tapestry.

Days out in Coventry tour at the Guildhall for private groups
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Tours at the Guildhall for private groups

Explore a community engagement programme that will help as many people as possible engage with the heritage of St Mary’s Guildhall through learning and participation. 

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Find The Guildhall

St. Mary’s Guildhall,

Bayley Lane, Coventry, CV1 5RN


Accessibility at St Mary’s Guildhall
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For everyone to enjoy St Mary’s Guildhall, we have a lift to the first floor and rising platform into the Muniment Room. There is a new spiral staircase to the 2nd floor and where access is not step free 360 panoramic views of the rooms are available on the digital tour tablets.


What our visitors say

A ‘must see’ in Coventry

A big thank you for yesterday’s tour of the Guildhall. Not only is the Guildhall magnificently restored and incredibly interesting, your enthusiasm, knowledge and warm welcome added so much. I felt like a VIP.

I would recommend a tour of the Guildhall with a knowledgeable guide as a ‘must see’ in Coventry; it illustrates so much about Coventry’s heritage and adds a dimension well beyond Coventry’s leading role in motor manufacturing
Terry Gillen

Travel advice & FAQs

If you have an eligible and active GOCV or GOCV+ card in order for discounted entry to apply you please should book your tickets in advance in person at St Mary’s Guildhall or please purchase in person on your day of visit*.

*Subject to availability.

Please note proof of valid GOCV or GOCV+ card membership is required at point of sale and entry. Further details regarding GOCV Can be found at

Being centrally located, there is some lovely accommodation in the surrounding area. For quaint cottages and refurbished medieval buildings, Historic Coventry Stays offer spectacular stays in the heart of Coventry just a stone’s throw from the Guildhall, meaning guests can walk back after an event. Alternatively, guests can book a stay at Coombe Abbey Hotel, located 20 minutes away.

If you’re planning a trip to St Mary’s Guildhall by car, you can park in the city centre at a variety of available car parks. The closest ones are; Salt Lane Multi-Storey, or Grove Street surface car park. For further details please visit Parking – Coventry City Council.

Coventry City Council, ESB Energy and Siemens have installed 39 rapid chargers across Coventry. To find your nearest charge point, check out  Live and interactive charge point map (

There are also 18 electric charging Electric Charging Bays points on levels 0 – 5 located within the nearby Salt Lane carpark.

Whether you’re travelling by bus, coach, or train, St Mary’s Guildhall is centrally located in Coventry city centre so is nearby to public transport. 

The following buses; 11, 55, U12, X1, and X18, all have stops nearby. If arriving by train, Coventry Station is just a short 13 minute walk to the Guildhall. There is various parking in the city around the Cathedral or the Herbet for people arriving by coach. For disabled guests, there is a drop off location along Priory Road where coaches can park.

Located in the heart of Coventry’s Cathedral Quarter, St Mary’s Guildhall is in a prime location so is ideal for arriving on foot for those who are either living or have accommodation within the centre.

As well as the Guildhall, there are many things to see and do around the City of Culture 2021. This includes the historic Coventry Cathedral and Holy Trinity Church. For cultural visits, watch a show at the Belgrade Theatre or wander to Drapers Hall, for an intimate music venue. Explore The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum and Coventry Transport Museum to tell the story of Coventry through a selection of exhibitions. If you’re looking for something to entertain the whole family, take the children to The Wave, Coventry’s award-winning indoor waterpark. 

If you’re looking to explore the hidden gems of Coventry, go the extra distance to enjoy a trip out to the eclectic FarGo Village, showcasing a range of independent businesses from craft beers, arts, and vintage stalls. Take a stroll down to the Canal Basin or wander around the medieval Spon Street, home to a row of Tudor properties dating back as early as the 12th century. To discover the musical history of the city, a visit to The Coventry Music Museum is a must. Whatever you choose to visit in Coventry, enjoy everything the City of Culture has to offer.

For COVID-19 guidance & advice, please visit We are following all government recommendations and will revise rules in line with announcements. We cannot enforce social distancing but we ask that you are conscientious.

Yes, we have toilet and baby changing facilities on the ground floor located opposite the Cloisters.

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Please note: the Guildhall will be closed on 19th June for a private event. The Tales of Tea restaurant will remain open during this time.
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