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St Mary’s Guildhall

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St Mary’s Guildhall, Coventry

Ongoing

What we love

Showcasing 700 years of Power, Propaganda and Partying
Bringing the history of Coventry to life with immersive and interactive activities
Home to the magnificent Coventry Tapestry, which provides a glimpse into the Coventry’s fascinating history
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“The activities were fun and engaging, we learnt lots of historical facts about the Guildhall and Tudors.”

School trip offer

Student tickets reduced to £5 per student
Rate available for school groups with a maximum of 60 students, plus free teacher tickets. All tickets subject to availability.

We regularly check that the costs and information are the latest and most up-to-date. However, please contact us directly if you need any further information or have a particular question. Unless specified otherwise, all prices include VAT.

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About St Mary’s Guildhall

St Mary’s Guildhall is one of the finest Guildhall’s in the country, a rare survivor of the English Civil War and the Blitz. With its rich history of partying, power and propaganda, the Guildhall has acted as the centre of power in England during the War of the Roses, housed the crowns jewels, been the
prison of Mary Queen of Scots and hosted famous literary figures such as George Eliot. It is home to the newly unveiled medieval kitchen and the famous Coventry Tapestry.

St Mary’s Guildhall offers a variety of primary age focused workshops, designed to inspire historical enquiry, ignite imaginations and engage learners. The Guildhall is based in the heart of Coventry’s medieval quarter, next to the Cathedral ruins and is an ideal place to learn out history.

“It was very informative, the pupils liked learning about Coventry's history and really enjoyed trying on costumes and learning how to weave. It was fun and the staff were really friendly.”

“We loved the interactive aspect of this workshop. We thought it was great. Staff were really engaging, inclusive and helpful.”

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School trip & venue info

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Curriculum links

Subjects: History

Topics: History, Local History, Royal History, Storytelling, Tudors, Victorians, World War II

Ages & suitability

Suitable for: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5

Age Groups: 5-7, 7-11, 11-14, 14-16

Things to know

Adult/Student Ratio: At least 1 adult is recommended for every 10 students

SEND: Suitable for children with SEND (please speak to us for more information)

Toilet Facilities: Toilet facilities are available on-site

First Aid: A qualified first aider is on-site at all times

Accessibility

Find out everything you need to know about the Accessibility of this school trip in the link below.

We regularly check that the costs and information are the latest and most up-to-date. However, please contact us directly if you need any further information or have a particular question. Unless specified otherwise, all prices include VAT.

Address

St Mary’s Guildhall
Bayley Lane
Coventry
CV1 5RN

Coach parking & drop-off

Coach drop-off area nearby

Times

Mon: 10am-5pm
Tue: 10am-5pm
Wed: 10am-5pm
Thu: 10am-5pm
Fri: 10am-4pm
Sat: 10am-4pm
Sun: 10am-4pm

Duration

From 1 hour

Dates

Ongoing

Workshops & add-ons

At Venue

Enjoy this hands-on workshop from St Mary's Guildhall where your students will discover 700 years worth of Guildhall's history.

KS1, KS2, KS3

At Venue

Enjoy this hands-on workshop from St Mary's Guildhall where your students will discover the life a child in Victorian Coventry.

KS2

At Venue

Enjoy this tour from St Mary's Guildhall where your students can see the medieval kitchen, the Coventry Tapestry and discover the hall's role during various wars.

KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5

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