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Coventry Transport Museum

Step out from your Coventry hotel and into the four-wheeled wonderland that is the city’s motor museum, or find out what happened to the original Peeping Tom when he copped a look at naked Lady Godiva.

Historic Coventry

St Mary’s Guildhall, built in the 1340s, was the temporary home of Mary, Queen of Scots and also the stage for one young Bill Shakespeare. Easily the city’s finest building is Coventry Cathedral, its post-war creation a defiant two fingers to the Luftwaffe’s demolition.

Art and museums in Coventry

Watch out for people in a boy-racer daze as they gawk at Thrust 2, Richard Noble’s world land speed record-breaking car at Coventry Transport Museum’s Spirit of Speed gallery. You’ll get a good grounding of the city’s history at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum in Jordan Well which chronicles 1,000 years of history, including a dedicated Godiva exhibit.

Quirky things to do in Coventry

Life as a Roman is excellently reproduced at the Lunt Roman Fort Museum on Coventry Road in Baginton, where you can see what those legions got up to when they weren’t conquering Europe.

Events in Coventry

Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre, the cathedral and other music venues host the city’s jazz festival each May. Book your Coventry hotel in time for the enormously popular free Godiva Festival, which puts on big pop acts and a funfair every July.

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Attractions in Coventry:


St Mary's Guildhall in Coventry
St Mary's Guildhall

Opening times:
Sun-Thu 10am-4pm Mar - Oct 2013; not Fri or Sat (annual)

Compton Verney, courtesy of Compton Verney
Compton Verney

Opening times:
Tue-Sun 11am-5pm Mar - Dec 2013; not Mon (annual)

Birmingham Back to Backs, Birmingham. © Marketing Birmingham
Birmingham Back to Backs

Opening times:
Tue-Sun 10am-5pm. Open Bank Holiday Mondays but closed next day Feb - Dec 2013 (annual)

Coughton Court

Opening times:
House: Wed-Sun 11am-5pm; Gardens: Wed-Sun 11am-5.30pm Mar - Nov 2013; not Mon or Tue (annual)

Jewry Wall Museum

Opening times:
11am-4.30pm Feb - Oct 2013 (annual)

What's on in Coventry:


Twenty20 Cup: Finals Day

Dates Open:
27/08/2014 to 27/08/2014

Twenty20 Cup: Warwickshire Bears

Dates Open:
13/06/2014 to 25/08/2014
13/06/2015 to 25/08/2015

Shakespeare's Birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon. Photo by Martin Brent, courtesy of Britain on View
Stratford-upon-Avon Poetry Festival

Dates Open:
04/07/2014 to 06/08/2014
04/07/2015 to 06/08/2015

Rath Yatra Chariot Festival

Dates Open:
19/08/2014 to 19/08/2014

Sky Ride

Dates Open:
19/08/2014 to 19/08/2014

Bulldog Bash, Stratford-upon-Avon. Courtesy of Workhard PR
Bulldog Bash

Dates Open:
14/08/2014 to 17/08/2014

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