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A Tales of Two Tapestries with St Mary’s Guildhall and Coventry Cathedral

Visitors on this special combined tour will have the chance to marvel at two of Europe’s most remarkable tapestries and uncover centuries of captivating history.

Situated in the vibrant heart of Coventry’s Cathedral Quarter, St Mary’s Guildhall is inviting guests to embark on a journey through seven centuries of rich history with its immersive history-inspired experience – the Tale of Two Tapestries.

The 1 hour and 15 minute guided tour combines a visit to St Mary’s Guildhall Coventry and the world-famous Coventry Cathedral, offering a unique opportunity to discover the rich history of two extraordinary tapestries: the largest tapestry in Europe located in Coventry Cathedral, and the Coventry Tapestry, the oldest tapestry still in its original place after 500 years.

Explore the intricate craftwork and vibrant colours which have stood the test of time, with expert guides revealing enchanting stories woven into the fabric of the two masterpieces, as well as their historical and spiritual significance.

Additional Information

Never been to St Mary's Guildhall? You can find our more on our website. Accessibility For everyone to enjoy St Mary’s Guildhall, there is 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. There are toilets and baby changing facilities on the ground floor located opposite the Cloisters. Parking for St Mary's Guildhall 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 Grove Street surface car park For further details please visit Parking - Coventry City Council