As the UK’s favourite 20th Century building, Coventry Cathedral is a remarkable and inspiring place for groups to visit.
On this page you will find all of the information that you need to plan your visit and to get the very most out of your time with us.
If you have any further queries please don’t hesitate to contact the Tourism team who will be more than happy to assist you.
Admission only, no guide (for groups of more than 5, booked in advance): £5 per person. This includes the Blitz Experience (when available).
10 am to 4 pm (last entry) Monday to Saturday and 12.30 pm to 3 pm (last entry) on Sundays.
We sometimes hold special services and events which mean that we have to restrict access to the New Cathedral and/or the Ruins. To avoid disappointment, please check the day you wish to visit on the Calendar page of this website or call +44 (0)24 7652 1210.
A guided tour is the best way to fully appreciate our ‘casket of jewels’. For only an additional £3 per person, one of our knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides will lead your group through the history of the Ruins, the Blitz, and the building of the New Cathedral.
There are many aspects to the Cathedral aside from its history, including the Architecture and Basil Spence’s vision, the Arts contained within the building and the Artists who created them, and the story of Reconciliation which continues today, and our guides are happy to focus on any area which particularly interests your group. If there is any specific area which your group would like to explore then please let us know at the point of booking.
We recommend allowing at least an hour for a tour, each guide will provide ample opportunity to ask questions along the way. If any of your group has accessibility issues please advise at the point of booking your tour.
Blitz Experience Museum (normally open from mid-February to early November)
In the Blitz Experience our volunteers tell the story of what Coventry was like before the Blitz and how the people of this extraordinary city coped with its aftermath.
Please note that the Blitz Museum is not open to visitors when in use by school groups – please check availability when booking.
No visit would be complete without a visit to our gift shop! We are pleased to offer a range of Cathedral themed books and souvenirs, Blitz themed sweets and memorabilia, and cards, CD’s, and other items. The shop can be found opposite the entrance to the New Cathedral, next to the steps up to the Ruins.
Tickets for concerts and events can also be purchased here, dependent upon availability. See What’s On for more information about forthcoming events.
Shop Opening Hours:
10 am to 4 pm Monday to Saturday
Please note that the shop is not open on any UK public/bank holidays, and operates reduced hours during Coventry University Graduation week, and from December to February inclusive. On occasion we may have to amend our shop opening hours or close completely, we apologise for any inconvenience caused during these times.
Tel: +44 (0)24 7652 1210
Located within the heart of Coventry, it is easy to reach the Cathedral regardless of how you travel.
We are a 10-15 minute walk or 5 minute taxi ride from the railway station, and about 100 metres from the main Bus Station. The main entrance to the Cathedral can be found off Priory Street opposite Coventry University or via St Michael’s Avenue from the City Centre. For callers to the Cathedral Offices, please go to Youell House, 1 Hill Top.
Visitors arriving by car can use Cox Street car park, located underneath the ring road (Sat Nav CV1 5GA). For a list of charges click here
There are two convenient set down/pick up points in the heart of Coventry – Priory Street at the foot of the Cathedral steps – where there are coach bays for drop off only – and Hales Street next to the Transport Museum.
Coach parking is available at White Street car park. There are six spaces available, operating on a pay and display basis, at a cost of £2.50 per day. Overnight stays are not permitted.
PLEASE NOTE: The Sat Nav postcode for coach access is CV1 5FB
For our full Access Statement, please see the page on the ‘Visit Us’ tab, or alternatively please click here
If you have any access issues or ideas you would like to raise with the Cathedral please email firstname.lastname@example.org
There are toilets near the café and in St Michael’s Hall. Disabled and baby changing facilities are also available within the café.
The 1940’s themed Rising Café, (located at the north-west corner of the Cathedral), serves a wide range of main meals, cakes, hot and cold drinks, afternoon tea, and speciality dishes. Rising does get quite busy, so please call 02476 521235 to enquire about booking for large groups.
For light bites (and a well earned rest) a selection of hot and cold drinks, cakes, biscuits and sweets can be purchased from Fairtrade, located within the Cathedral Shop on St Michael’s Avenue.
The Coventry Cathedral app is available for both Apple iOS (iPhone and iPad) devices (click here) and Android devices (click here). Alternatively, search for ‘Coventry Cathedral’ in Google Play or the Apple Appstore.
Plan your visit in advance – click here to provide your details:
(Please note that we are only able to confirm bookings once this form has been completed, submitted to us and acknowledged.)