Medieval Coventry

A rich heritage

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What we do

The Medieval Coventry charity is a group of volunteers eager to encourage people to explore Coventry’s medieval history in a new and fun way.

Using a mix of traditional techniques and the latest digital technologies, we aim to bring the medieval city to life, showing how it developed from the Norman Conquest of 1066 to the Dissolution of the monasteries in around 1540.

Coventry was actually a Saxon town, so Earl Leofric and Lady Godiva fall just outside our focus. But we feel there is an even more interesting and less well-known story to tell about Coventry’s heyday from the mid-fourteenth to the mid-sixteenth centuries when it was the ‘boom town’ of England and, for a short while, the seat of royal power.

We’re currently working on a number of projects, including a Virtual Reality Model of Medieval Spon Street and a report into the archaeological excavations behind Drapers' Hall, 1988–9 and 2019.

We’ve recently launched a self-guided walking tour of Coventry’s medieval treasures, which can be enjoyed at a leisurely pace in the city or virtually from the comfort of your own home.