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 royalty, and everyone in between
• unearths some of the medieval artefacts recently discovered by archaeologists
• tells the story of how Coventry became an important royal residence for King Henry VI and Queen Margaret of Anjou in the 1450s
• reveals exquisite documents that provide a fascinating insight into the social, working, religious and administrative life of the city’s inhabitants.

Accessing the tour:

• Download the tour on to a smartphone or tablet:

It will run offline without the need for Internet access.
• Find your way to the Metropolis Restaurant on Earl Street to begin.
• Use the attached map or the one online, following the route and pausing at the Stopping Points.

The tour can also be used remotely on a computer PC.

It has already received some lovely comments:

“I loved the images and the storytelling parts of the written narrative. They really made me feel the past on my skin.”

“Medieval Coventry is full of treasures and the app brings them close to the audience in a very entertaining and informative way.”

“I LOVED the then and now images. I thought they were brilliant.”

This is the first digital tour we have produced – we plan to adapt it for different audiences and to create further tours that cover other parts of the city.