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  • Godiva Awards Winner

Heritage Centre, free entry

GODIVA AWARDS WINNER - Best Family Friendly Venture 2010


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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 or telephone 024 7683 4060.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsWelcome HostAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessSmoking not allowed

Opening details

Tuesday - Saturday
10.00am - 5.00pm

12.00pm - 4.00pm


Free entry




    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

    Parking: with charge

    Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Coventry station


    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Welcome HostWelcome Host
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
    • Children welcomeChildren welcome
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

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