The Phil Silvers Museum was launched on 1 November 2015, 30 years after the passing of Phil Silvers.
With humble beginnings as a Cistercian monastic house in 1154, Stoneleigh Abbey was converted at the Dissolution into a comfortable family home.
The Coventry Canal offers much needed green and blue space in the middle of the city. It’s the perfect place for a leisurely stroll or a gentle bike ride. Use it to connect with nature, get a blast of fresh air or escape the hustle and bustle. It’s yours to enjoy.
The New Cathedral is almost shockingly modern – and designed to reveal its charms only slowly. On entering via the “West” window (it actually faces south), your attention will be drawn towards the huge tapestry, filling the wall at the opposite end of the nave.
The British Motor Museum is home to the world’s largest collection of historic British Cars; it boasts over 400 cars in its collection which spans the classic, vintage and veteran eras. Situated in the small village of Gaydon, Warwickshire, just off junction 12 of the M40.
Based at the heart of the University of Warwick on the outskirts of Coventry, Warwick Arts Centre has a national reputation for its wide-ranging programme. The programme at Warwick Arts Centre is diverse and eclectic, ranging from the best UK and international theatre, prestigious orchestras and big-name comedians to music gigs, films, experimental studio work and accessible work for children and families.
Want to explore Coventry’s Historic Heart and find its hidden gems? Join me, Verity Tiff a local, Blue Badge Qualified Tourist Guide accredited through the Institute of Tourist Guiding on a walking tour.
Address: 121 Upper Spon St, Coventry, CV1 3BQ
Phone: 024 7625 7117
Discover 700 years of Power, Propaganda and Partying. An undiscovered hidden gem in a unique historical setting. Discover St Mary’s Guildhall in the heart of the city of Coventry. Discover St Mary’s Guildhall – opening Friday 22nd July 2022.
180 steps to magnificent views of Coventry and the surrounding area.
As one of Coventry’s most historic buildings, St John’s holds a special place in the heart of the city. St John’s was built by Medieval Religious Guilds in 1344 on land given by Queen Isabella.
It’s A.D. 60; the Iceni of East Anglia led by the legendary Boudica have rebelled against Roman rule, and have just been defeated in a terrible battle fought somewhere in the Midlands. As a result, the Romans are building a series of fortifications across the Midlands, including the Lunt.
From the 15th Century stone pulpit to the 16th Century Bible and the world-renowned Doom painting, Holy Trinity Coventry is certainly a ‘must visit’ place in our great city.
The HMV Empire in Coventry is a popular entertainment venue located in the heart of the city. With a capacity of over 2,000 people, the venue plays host to a wide range of live music events, including concerts, club nights, and comedy shows.
The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum is the perfect place to delve into Coventry’s history and immerse yourself in world class art. Investigate the natural world, modern art, and the Old Masters. Wander through dazzling interactive displays and enjoy the latest exhibitions while admiring the building’s unique architecture.
Pick up your free explorer’s trail from Coventry Visitor Information Centre (located adjacent to Coventry Railway Station) and discover the answers to the 10 questions as you search some of the very special city centre attractions to win your exclusive Coventry Young Explorers badge!
Coventry Transport Museum houses the largest publicly owned collection of British vehicles on the planet and tells the story of a city which changed the world through transport. Visitors can expect captivating displays, interactive galleries, and highly immersive exhibitions. 14 fully accessible galleries are home to the fastest vehicle in the world, pioneering bicycles, transport champions and many of the most innovative, memorable and luxurious vehicles of the last 200 years.
The award winning Coventry Music Museum celebrates Coventry & Warwickshire music in all its many fantastic forms. From the Ska powered 2-Tone movement of the Specials and The Selecter, to Hazel O’Connor, King and The Enemy and so much more.
Coventry Cathedral is a place where splendid medieval history meets modern architecture to stunning and poignant effect.
The landscape around Charterhouse includes green fields, woodland, the River Sherbourne, the Grade II listed Sherbourne Viaduct and a disused railway line. The viaduct was designed by Stephenson in 1837 as part of the world’s first major inter-city railway.
Roger Bailey is a Heart of England Blue Badge Tourist Guide, offering guided walking and coach tours for private groups, large or small. Roger covers Coventry, Stratford upon Avon, Warwick, Royal Leamington Spa, The Cotswolds and much more.
The Belgrade Theatre features an 850 seat main auditorium that hosts professional touring productions and a newer studio space that can hold a smaller audience of 250-300 guests.
Bagot’s Castle is a 14th century castle in the village of Baginton, Warwickshire in the English Midlands.
The Albany Theatre based in Coventry’s city centre has a rich heritage in the arts with productions taking place in a 1930s art deco theatre auditorium, along with additional studio space hosting more intimate events.