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Priory Visitor Centre


Coventry Priory Visitors Centre (behind Nando’s) is the community interest company that re-opened the Priory Visitors centre and re-imagined it as a new space.

Lady Godiva and Leofric, the Earl of the Kingdom of Mercia founded a Priory for 24 Friars and an Abbot circa 1030 that became a church in 1046 and then the cities 1st Cathedral in 1102 before becoming the only Cathedral in the land destroyed by King Henry VIII’s Dissolution of the Monasteries.

The Priory Visitor Centre now host the finds that were recovered from the 1999 Channel 4 Time Team/Coventry Archaeology excavations including the cathedral itself, the cloisters, the undercrofts and the two Parliaments held here in Coventry in 1404 and 1459 in the Chapterhouse.

The venue hosts a number of local artists and artisans who sell their Coventry made products exclusively from here so you can take a piece of Coventry with you as well as organising bi-monthly themed lunches

In addition to this, the Priory Visitor Centre hire their centre, the undercrofts and the cloisters for events, graduation ceremonies, meetings, AGM’s, training days, private parties etc.

Pricing: Free entry - tour prices vary

Group bookings and tours by request.


Opening times

Mon-Wed: By appointment

Thu-Sat: 11AM-3:30 PM

Sun: Closed


Award Winning Disabled Access

Children welcome

Coach Parties Welcome

Conference/Event Room for hire.

Family Friendly

Gift Shop

Groups Welcome

Tea/Coffee on site

Toilets on site.


6 Priory Row,


024 7655 2242