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A big part of Coventry.s history and a wonderful historic biulding..Not to be missed. Opposite... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Alan H
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Coventry, United Kingdom
A lovely place for a stroll

For those like me that enjoy finding pockets of history to walk through, this part of Coventry is... read more

Reviewed December 24, 2018
Bajuga
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Toronto, Canada
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St. Mary's Guildhall is one of the finest surviving medieval guildhalls in England, and has been one of Coventry's premier historic venues for more than 600 years. First built in the 1340s for the merchant guild of St. Mary, with its magnificent...more
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A big part of Coventry.s history and a wonderful historic biulding..Not to be missed. Opposite old cathederall enterance...

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Alan H
Marcus L, Public Relations Manager at St. Mary's Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Many thanks for your review Alan, much appreciated

Reviewed December 24, 2018

For those like me that enjoy finding pockets of history to walk through, this part of Coventry is perfect. Though the area is quite small, there are great nooks and crannies to explore around the area.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bajuga
Marcus L, Public Relations Manager at St. Mary's Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2019

Thanks for your review Bajuga. The city is full of surprises and unexpected gems

Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

A must see part of any visit to Coventry's historic buildings. At Mary's Guild Hall was the home of the medieval Trinity Guild.More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Keith C
Marcus L, Public Relations Manager at St. Mary's Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2018

Thanks for your review Keith. The guild hall started out as the base of the merchant guild of St Mary, but later merged with other guilds to form the combined Trinity Guild - much larger, wealthier and more influential, even counting Kings and Queens among...More

Reviewed November 11, 2018

Despite living in thé City many years this was my first visisit, very impressed, well worth going and I will revisit

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MartinH641
Marcus L, Public Relations Manager at St. Mary's Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2018

Many thanks for your review Martin, really glad you discovered the Guildhall

Reviewed October 22, 2018

a great piece of coventry's history which is a must see if you are visiting, have been here for weddings and tours and am always blown away by the history this city has, amazing

Date of experience: June 2018
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Marcus L, Public Relations Manager at St. Mary's Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2018

Thanks for your review Paul, really helpful and appreciated

Reviewed October 15, 2018

A fantastic example of an old building built with bits of older buildings. Do some architectural archeology and see the way this building was put together. Even has the names of the workmen scratched into the glass of the windows. Absolutely fascinating.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank geoff r
Marcus L, Public Relations Manager at St. Mary's Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2018

Delighted you enjoyed your visit Geoff, appreciate the review

Reviewed October 5, 2018

Visited on the heritage open weekend when open to the public. The staff inside were very helpful and knwledgable. The wooden carved walls were incredible and the painted parts magnificent. Really worth going in here just for a short visit to see this treasure.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Colin D
Marcus L, Public Relations Manager at St. Mary's Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2018

Many thanks for your review Colin. Really glad you enjoyed your visit

Reviewed October 2, 2018

Hidden away in a side street by the shell of,the old cathedral. A stunning interior. Includes parts of old Coventry Castle. A treasure room. The Black Prince too.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Marcus L, Public Relations Manager at St. Mary's Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2018

Many thanks for your review Baljit, delighted you enjoyed your visit

Reviewed October 2, 2018

Always a fabulous place to visit if you like history & beautiful old buildings. With a tapestry older than those at Hampton Court, full of wonderful details so that nearly all the characters can be identified by name, we were enthralled for over an hour...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Marcus L, Public Relations Manager at St. Mary's Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2018

Thanks for your review, that's really appreciated. Delighted you enjoyed your return visit and discovered more about the Guildhall's wonderful history and treasures

Reviewed September 28, 2018

Entry is free and we were stunned by the beauty and history of the building. Information guides in all rounds give you the history. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Marcus L, Public Relations Manager at St. Mary's Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2018

Many thanks for your review, really appreciated and absolutely delighted you enjoyed your visit

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Hi Paul. The Guildhall is open 10:00am to 4:00pm from Sunday to Thursday during the visitor season. Admission is FREE although any donation is much appreciated for upkeep of the building and historic collections.
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