Located in the Cathedral Undercroft, St. Michael's Gallery houses some fascinating artefacts from both the old and new Cathedrals. Visitors can also view specially selected pieces of John Thornton's medieval glass which are set into the gallery windows.
St. Michael's Gallery can be accessed via the stairwell to the left of the Lady Chapel, via the lift in the New Pavilion, or via the external path that leads to the Chapter House entrance.
There is level access to the gallery via the Chapter House entrance on Priory Street, which is located at the bottom of a shallow ramp. The gallery can also be accessed from the main Nave via a lift located in the pavilion.
The gallery is accessed double doors which are normally kept shut. A member of staff can assist with the doors.
There are male and female toilets located in the gallery. There is level access into the toilets but the toilet cubicles are located on a raised step platform.
Assistance dogs are welcome.
The New Cathedral
Sir Basil Spence’s 1962 masterpiece embodies both the stark and the beautiful, to powerful effect.
The principle of a Chapel of Unity binding the Church of England and the Free Churches together for Christian service in Coventry was born out of the sufferings of war and the ecumenical enthusiasm of the church leaders.