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Led by an experienced tour guide, you will explore the medieval kitchen, the Great Hall, its adjoining rooms, and the Coventry tapestry. Delve into the hall’s history and its role during the English Civil War and the War of the Roses. Hear stories of royal visitors, riots and the people who worked here.

Key Information.

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

Ages: 5-7, 7-11, 11-14, 14-16, Post 16

Subjects: History

Topics: Architecture, Elizabethans, Local History, Medieval, Royal History, Storytelling, Team Building, Tudors, Victorians, Civil War, Lady Godiva, Medieval Kitchen, Mary, Queen of Scots

Type: At Venue

Duration: 1 hour

Cost: Tickets just £3 per student

Dates: Ongoing

SEND: Yes - suitable for students with SEND

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About St Mary’s Guildhall.

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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.

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