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Tours - Heritage Open Days 2018

06 September 2018 - 16 September 2018 Every day
  • Location: Various locations
  • Time: 10:30 - 16:30
  • Cost: FREE

A selection of tours taking place during the Heritage Open Days events in Coventry.


Medieval City Wall Tour

  • Friday 7 September - 4.30pm
  • Sunday 16 September - 2pm

Booking details: 

Pre book by text, telephone, e-mail or tweet. 07846 8636604 e-mail - Twitter: @DeepFactFriar (limited to 20 people per tour).

Meet at Coventry Priory Visitor Centre, 6 Priory Row, (behind Nando's) CV1 1FE

Cathedral Quarter Tour

  • Saturday 15 September - 11am

Medieval Coventry Tour

  • Saturday 15 September - 2pm

Cathedral Quarter Tour

  • Sunday 16 September - 11am

Literary Trail Tour

  • Sunday 16 September - 2pm

Saturday and Sunday tours last from 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours max and start from the Tourist Information Centre at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum. Just turn up. 

FREE Heritage City Bus Tours

  • Sunday 9 September only - On the hour from 10am, last service at 4pm

Starting from the layby opposite the Coventry Transport Museum.

Coventry Canal Warehouse Tours 

  • Saturday 8 September - 10.30am - 4pm
  • Sunday 9 September - 10.30am - 4pm

Tour times for both days - 10.30am, 12noon, 1.30pm and 3pm (last tour) No booking required. Maximum 12 people per tour. If demand is high the tours will be conducted on a first come, first served basis so may result in disappointment.

Meet in the square outside The Tin Music and Arts (1 to 4 Canal Basin), Coventry Canal Basin, Leicester Row, CV1 4LY 

Coventry Libraries

Central Library

Behind the Scenes tours (booking required).

  • Thursday 6 September - 2pm
  • Friday 7 September - 2pm
  • Thursday 13 September - 10am
  • Friday 14 September - 10am

Info: 024 7683 2314

Stoke Heritage Trail Walking Tours

  • Saturday 8 September - 10.30am and 1.30pm
  • Saturday 15 September - 10.30am and 1.30pm

A walking tour of Stoke to explore the rich history of the area guided by members of the newly formed Stoke Local History Group (booking required).

Booking details:

024 7678 6989 (limited to 12 people per tour)

Meet at Stoke Community Library, Kingsway, Coventry, CV2 4EA

Late additions:

Wagstaffe Sculpture Walk

  • Saturday 8 September - 11am to 12.30pm. Tour starts at 11.30am from outside One Friargate

The walk examines the work and career of Coventry artist George Wagstaffe. Commencing from One Friargate there will be a viewing of the Naiad Sculpture and information before moving on to Hertford Street to look at his other figurative piece Phoenix. The walk finishes with a visit to his third City Centre piece, the Coventry Cross in Pepper Lane.

This is the first opportunity for many years to examine all 3 sculptures in close proximity and learn about the fascinating career and work of a local man who has been making his living as an artist in the city for 60 years. 

Booking details

The tours is limited to 20 places. To book 024 7669 4206

Other tours taking place

The venues below are offering additional tours throughout the event. Please check individual venues for details.

  • Coventry Cathedral
  • Police Museum
  • Holy Trinity Church
  • Old Bluecoats School
  • Lychgate Cottages
  • BBC Coventry and Warwickshire (must pre-book)
  • Holyhead Studios
  • St John the Baptist Church, Coventry
  • The Weaver's House and Garden
  • Christ Church
  • Allesley Park Walled Garden
  • Priory Undercroft and Visitor Centre (pre-booking preferred)
  • Dalecote House - Coventry Freemasons
  • King Henry VIII School (must pre-book)
  • Herbert Art Gallery - store tours (must pre-book), Undercroft tours - just drop in
  • Coventrian Narrowboat (pre-booking preferred)
  • Albany Theatre (pre-booking preferred)
  • Coventry Watch Museum
  • St George's Church, Coundon
  • Charterhouse Priory of St Anne
  • Belgrade Theatre (must pre-book)
  • Severn Trent (must pre-book)

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