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history at its best

a great piece of coventry's history which is a must see if you are visiting, have been here for... read more

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paul t
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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A fantastic example of an old building built with bits of older buildings. Do some architectural... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
geoff r
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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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St. Mary's Guildhall is one of the finest surviving medieval guildhalls in England, and has been one of Coventry's premier historic venues for more than 600 years. First built in the 1340s for the merchant guild of St. Mary, with its magnificent...more
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Reviewed today

a great piece of coventry's history which is a must see if you are visiting, have been here for weddings and tours and am always blown away by the history this city has, amazing

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A fantastic example of an old building built with bits of older buildings. Do some architectural archeology and see the way this building was put together. Even has the names of the workmen scratched into the glass of the windows. Absolutely fascinating.

Thank geoff r
Marcus L, Public Relations Manager at St. Mary's Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Delighted you enjoyed your visit Geoff, appreciate the review

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on the heritage open weekend when open to the public. The staff inside were very helpful and knwledgable. The wooden carved walls were incredible and the painted parts magnificent. Really worth going in here just for a short visit to see this treasure.

Thank ColinD1308
Marcus L, Public Relations Manager at St. Mary's Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Many thanks for your review Colin. Really glad you enjoyed your visit

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hidden away in a side street by the shell of,the old cathedral. A stunning interior. Includes parts of old Coventry Castle. A treasure room. The Black Prince too.

Thank Baljit C
Marcus L, Public Relations Manager at St. Mary's Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your review Baljit, delighted you enjoyed your visit

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always a fabulous place to visit if you like history & beautiful old buildings. With a tapestry older than those at Hampton Court, full of wonderful details so that nearly all the characters can be identified by name, we were enthralled for over an hour...More

Thank wands2016
Marcus L, Public Relations Manager at St. Mary's Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review, that's really appreciated. Delighted you enjoyed your return visit and discovered more about the Guildhall's wonderful history and treasures

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Entry is free and we were stunned by the beauty and history of the building. Information guides in all rounds give you the history. Well worth a visit.

Thank NIGELSWAFFER
Marcus L, Public Relations Manager at St. Mary's Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for your review, really appreciated and absolutely delighted you enjoyed your visit

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was okay only went for a few drinks was good atmosphere never had food but staff was helpful and friendly

Thank tracyspence67
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A smallish hall which can be overlooked. Hidden away in the back streets behind the council house and to the right of the old cathedral (if you are looking at the cathedral with the new cathedral to the left and Broadgate behind you). There are...More

Thank WarwickLass
Marcus L, Public Relations Manager at St. Mary's Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for your review WarwickLass, that's really appreciated. Ideally we'd have more and bigger signage throughout the area to to make the Guildhall more obvious to visitors, but we are tamed by planning and licensing laws which rightly protect the building and local historic...More

Reviewed 6 September 2018

Don’t miss the opportunity to visit this historic building if you are in Coventry. This is a must see that is often overlooked by many. Entry is free and the the Undercroft Cafe Is accessible from the courtyard. It is located in Bayley Lane, a...More

Thank Paul S
Marcus L, Public Relations Manager at St. Mary's Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Many thanks for your comprehensive review Paul, much appreciated

Reviewed 29 August 2018

Visited here by accident delaying our visit to Coventry Cathedral as we knew there would be a service on. Intersting historical building. Home to Mary Queen of scots for a while.

Thank David F
Marcus L, Public Relations Manager at St. Mary's Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Many thanks for your review David, and delighted you managed to visit, even if it was by accident! Just shows some accidents can be pleasant

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Paul T
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Hi Paul. The Guildhall is open 10:00am to 4:00pm from Sunday to Thursday during the visitor season. Admission is FREE although any donation is much appreciated for upkeep of the building and historic collections.
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