The ruined Cathedral church of St Michael stands as a symbol the triumph of Peace and Reconciliation over the horrors of war and the urge for retaliation.
The ruins are known globally and attract visitors from all walks of life.
Celebrated as the UK’s favourite 20th century building, the new Coventry Cathedral is known all over the world as an icon of peace and a truly stunning venue. Designed by architect Sir Basil Spence following the bombing of the city in 1940 the New Cathedral was opened in 1962. It contains some of the finest examples of 1950’s and 60’s Art and Architecture in the country including Graham Sutherland's Great Tapestry 'Christ in Glory', one of the largest in the world, as well as Britain's largest collection of stained glass. St Michael's tower is the third tallest in England and within the ruins is the Blitz experience, as well as the Capper Room and Haigh Chapel. Together these buildings tell the extraordinary story of a phoenix rising from the ashes.
Parts of the site not normally open will be open to visitors. Family activities will be planned. Please see website for up to date details.
No booking required
There are steps to some of the Chapels within the New Cathedral. Please ask at the Visitors Centre if assistance is required. Disabled parking bays on nearby Bayley Lane and Cuckoo Lane. There is a lift from the Nave to the undercroft which can be used on request and under supervision.
Opening times may change unexpectedly so please check website before arriving.