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St Mary’s Guildhall Launches New History Based School Trips


St Mary’s Guildhall now offers a variety of workshops aimed at a range of ages, designed to inspire historical enquiry, ignite imaginations, and engage learners.

The Guildhall is based in the heart of Coventry’s medieval quarter, next to the cathedral ruins and is an ideal place to learn about Coventry’s fascinating history.

All workshops are aligned with the National Curriculum with links to the Tudors, Victorians, early Elizabethan life and local history.

St Mary’s Guildhall is one of the finest Guildhalls in the country, a rare survivor of the English Civil War and the Blitz. With its rich history of partying, power and propaganda, the Guildhall has acted as the centre of power in England during the War of the Roses, housed the crown jewels, been the prison of Mary Queen of Scots and hosted famous literary figures, such as George Eliot. See the newly unveiled medieval kitchen, one of the best preserved in the country, where feasts for kings have been prepared and where the poor were fed during the Victorian era.
In the stunning Great Hall, the famous Coventry Tapestry still hangs in its original spot after 500 years. Follow the threads of the medieval wool trade, which made Coventry an important centre of commerce and power.

Enquire about a school trip at: Education workshops Jessica Trodden or call 02477103695

W:  A: St Mary’s Guildhall, Bayley Lane, CV2 5RN


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