Drapers' Hall is Coventry's finest Regency building.
It was built in 1832 as social rooms for the Coventry Drapers' Company, who moved out in 1960, when the hall was converted into a magistrates' court. Unused for years, this will be a rare opportunity to view the intact magnificent Regency/early Victorian interiors before the building is converted into a music education and performance venue in 2021. Prior to the construction of a rear extension, an archaeological investigation of the site has been undertaken by the Museum of London Archaeology. This is a significant site, the location of the important medieval Great Drapery of Coventry, the most important cloth market in late medieval England outside London.
Tours will be available 11am, 12 noon, 2pm and 3pm. Estimated length of tour is 30 minutes. Meet at the main entrance.
Visitors will also be able to view plans for the future use of the hall as a music education and performance venue in 2021
Please pre - book on www.historiccoventry.org.uk/heritage-open-days-2019/