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 and contains some of the finest examples of 1950’s and 60’s Art and Architecture in the country including artists 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 sits next to the ruins.
There will be the opportunity to see the collection of HMS Coventry artefacts in the Cathedral undercroft which are not normally accessible to the public. Certain dates will have evening tours taking place with an opportunity to see the Cathedral at night. Discounted tower climbs will also be on offer. Please see website for up to date details.
Pre-booking: Not required
Go to: http://www.coventrycathedral.org.uk
There are some 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. Some of the area surrounding the building is cobbled
Tour details to be confirmed - check website for details