The huge range of original documents includes books, maps, newspapers, electoral registers and building plans. Photographs, oral history, microfilms and internet sources provide further evidence on the history of the city and the people who have lived here.
Whether you're researching for school or college projects, university dissertations, family history or just want to know more about the history of your house, the History Centre is an invaluable free resource and an essential destination.
Currently the History Centre is open Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm and Sunday 12pm - 4pm. The service on Sunday is limited to the reading room only, with no document production from stores, but all other resources are available as normal.
An appointment system will be operating in the Research Room from 6 June 2012. Documents must be ordered no later than 3.30pm the day prior to your visit, and a time of day will be arranged for you to view them.
The Research Room will not be open on Saturdays.
To contact us directly with any enquiries please email HistoryCentre@coventry.gov.uk or telephone 024 7683 4060.
10.00am - 5.00pm
12.00pm - 4.00pm
We are conveniently situated in the heart of Coventry City centre, adjacent to Coventry Cathedral and University. We have excellent transport links with a bus stop just outside the gallery and at just a 10 minute walk from Coventry train station
Parking- bookable 3 spaces and near by paid parking
Public transport- Bus Station, Park and Ride South & North and Coventry Train Station
: 0 miles from Coventry station
- Baby changing facilities
- Coach parties accepted
- Credit cards accepted (no fee)
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
- Education/study area
- Facilities for groups
- Facilities for educational visits
- Gift shop
- On-site catering
- On-site light refreshments
- Public toilets
- Welcome Host
- Accepts groups
- Facilities for corporate hospitality
- Children welcome
- Disabled access
- Smoking not allowed