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Coventry’s Medieval Treasures Tour is now live!

Medieval Coventry is delighted to announce that the Coventry’s Medieval Treasures self-guided tour is now available, free of charge. The tour: • presents ‘then’ and ‘now’ images to reveal the medieval streets and buildings as depicted by artists and engravers • introduces the people associated with the city – from townsfolk and merchants to nobility and…
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Celebrations, Communities and Performances

Festival occasions in Coventry from the 15th to the 17th centuries and their legacy 20th to 22nd April 2022 Drapers’ Hall Bayley Lane Coventry Expert talks on each day with the latest research into Coventry’s unique contribution including: medieval processions and performances, the Trinity and Drapers guilds, the royal city, musical instruments used in Coventry,…
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Invitation to launch of Historical Map of Coventry

You are warmly invited to the official launch of the recently published Historical Map of Coventry. Holy Trinity Church, Coventry Friday 12th November 2021 4.30 pm to 6 pm Light refreshments included The map, produced by Medieval Coventry and the Historic Towns Trust, is the result of several years of research. It’s based on the…
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Coventry’s medieval sword is back in the city!

Coventry’s ceremonial sword, dated to c.1460, is usually on display at the Burrell Collection at Glasgow City Museum, but from July to November, you will be able to see it at The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum. The sword was an important symbol of the city’s rights and privileges and formed part of the city…
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Historic Coventry Map now on sale

Medieval Coventry has partnered with the Historic Towns Trust to produce a historical map of Coventry based on the 1913 Ordinance Survey map. It shows the moment when Coventry was changing rapidly from a town with a medieval streetscape to a modern, industrial city. It is the latest in a series of maps in the…
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Shedding light on Holy Trinity’s Doom painting

From Wednesday 21 July to Saturday 28 August, Holy Trinity Church will be hosting a special display that sheds light on its incredible Doom painting that dates back nearly 600 years. The exhibition provides a useful interpretation of the painting and highlights some of its significant features. It also urges visitors to ponder over some…
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