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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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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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 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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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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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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Medieval Coventry has made a major contribution to a new exhibition on the history of Coventry’s built environment, including co-curator Dr Mark Webb and editor Amanda Kay. The exhibition will open for 12 months from 20th July on the first floor of the newly re-opened Metropolis Gallery and Restaurant in the former Drapers building, Earl…

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Medieval Coventry will re-run the successful ‘Royal Women of Influence’ exhibition at Holy Trinity Church later in the year. This will include new panels explaining and interpreting the Holy Trinity Doom painting and a launch event (details to follow). The new panels and the lighting of the Doom painting were supported by Coventry City of…

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Medieval Coventry is partnering with the Historic Towns Atlas team (www.historictownsatlas.org.uk) to produce an historical map of Coventry to be published in the March 2021. This follows on from other maps produced by HTA including London, York, Winchester, Hull and Oxford.

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In July, Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) completed excavations behind Drapers’ Hall in advance of the restoration and reopening of the hall as a classical music venue. Finds included a 15th-century workshop for making metal dress accessories such as buckles and brooches, together with a number of stone moulds for casting metal. The site lay…

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