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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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METROPOLIS: Coventry’s Medieval and Modernist Ambitions, Opening, 20th July.

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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Royal Women of Influence Exhibition returns

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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Mapping Coventry

Medieval Coventry is partnering with the Historic Towns Atlas team ( 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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