Last Updated on February 19, 2024 by Suzy
Things to do at Coventry Cathedral review
Coventry Cathedral is located right in the heart of the centre of Coventry. There is plenty to see at the cathedral including the new modern building and the ruins.
It is quite unique compared to other English Cathedrals in that you can explore both the modern-day cathedral and also ruins of the original Cathedral which was built between the late 14th and 15th centuries. It was destroyed during the famous 1940 blitz on Coventry. (My Grandma lived in Derby during the war and she used to tell me how they could see the redness and smoke from Coventry on fire).
The current cathedral is the new St Michael’s Cathedral, built immediately adjacent after the destruction of the former, consecrated in 1962. This is very modern and if you’re feeling adventurous you can take the 180-step climb to the top of the tower and enjoy magnificent views of Coventry and the surrounding area.
Also on-site there is the Blitz museum which explores what life was like in wartime Coventry. It is a treasure trove of 1940s memorabilia and artefacts. There is a period school room, a typical house of the time and more. The museum is open every Saturday between late February and mid-October as well as on weekdays during the Coventry school holidays.
FAQ and Further Information Coventry Cathedral
Is there food and drink available?
There are places nearby serving food and drinks.
What are the main things to do?
Modern Cathedral with a 180-step tower you can climb plus ruins of the Cathedral that was destroyed during the Blitz and a museum . There are toilets.
What are the ticket prices?
*free, u003cbru003e*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *They are free, to visit. Donations are welcome.
Is there parking?
There is parking nearby, charges apply.
When are they open?
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Only registered assistance dogs are permitted indoors. Dogs on leads are permitted outside around the ruins.
Are they accessible?
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