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Blitz Museum

Explore what life was like in wartime Coventry...

Transport yourself back to 1940's Coventry in our Blitz Museum.

Located in the corner of the Cathedral Ruins, the Blitz Museum is a treasure trove of 1940's memorabilia and artefacts. Visitors will learn more about the Coventry Blitz on 14th November 1940 in our period school room, and will then travel through a typical house of the time and learn more about life in this era from one of our friendly and knowledgeable volunteers.

Half-term opening hours

The Blitz Museum is normally open on every Saturday 11-3pm and Sunday 12-3pm between late February and mid-October, as well as on weekdays during Coventry school holidays.

We recommend checking on our Facebook page Coventry Cathedral Tower Climb and Blitz Museum on the day of your visit in case of any changes to our opening hours, or alternatively by calling 02476 521232.

The Blitz Museum is manned entirely by our dedicated volunteers who give up their free time in order to support it, so visitors should arrive in good time to visit before the Museum closes.

The Museum is a treasure trove of wartime artefacts and we recommend allowing at least 20 minutes for your visit to ensure that you have ample time to browse.

Our Education team offer a variety of options for exciting and immersive experiences for all Key Stages. Find out more here.

Free admission

The Blitz Museum is free to enter but we very much encourage donations to support the upkeep and work by our dedicated volunteers.


Thanks to our wonderful volunteers we have been able to reopen our Museum, sharing insights into Coventry life in the 1940s. We are looking for more Blitz Museum guides to help keep the Museum open every weekend Spring to Autumn. Do you love history and meeting people? Have a few hours to spare once a month or every week? Why not join our volunteering team! Find out more here.

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