As 2021 City Of Culture, Coventry has so much to offer and we want our guests to experience the very best this City has to offer. Take a look at some of the local attractions that Coventry has to offer.
The Reel Store
Housed in the old reel store at the former home of the Coventry Evening Telegraph newspaper, Coventry UK City of Culture have created a space where you can be mesmerised by a spectacle of colours, sounds and movement.
The Reel Store is also home to an excellent café and shop with some great gifts to share as souvenirs and presents.
Life and Work of Frida Kahlo
25 November 2022 – 26th February 2022
Step into the world of one of the most significant artists of the 20th century. Known for her vivid artwork, iconic style and extraordinary life, Frida Kahlo is an inspiration to many.
Based on the artist’s diary, this award-winning, multisensory experience tells Kahlo’s story from a new perspective – in her own words.
Suitable for all ages, the UK premiere of the Life and Work of Frida Kahlo combines a 360-degree projection, original soundtrack and hands-on display which place YOU at the heart of the exhibition.
Beyond her iconic masterpieces and popular perceptions, the immersive experience takes you on an unforgettable journey of resilience, hope and bravery.
Herbert Art Gallery & Museum
The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum is the perfect place to delve into Coventry’s history and engage with art and culture.
Investigate the natural world, modern art, and the Old Masters. Wander through dazzling interactive displays, and enjoy the latest exhibitions while admiring the building’s unique architecture.
The Herbert is also home to Coventry Archives, the city’s destination for historical documents,
photographs, maps and archival materials.
You can also book special tours of the Old Grammar School and Medieval Undercroft should you wish to explore Coventry’s rich history further.
Coventry Transport Museum
Coventry Transport Museum houses the largest publicly owned collection of British vehicles on the planet and tells the story of a city which changed the world through transport. Visitors can expect captivating displays, interactive galleries, and highly immersive exhibitions – a day to remember.
14 fully accessible galleries are home to the fastest vehicle in the world, pioneering bicycles,
transport champions and many of the most innovative, memorable, and luxurious vehicles of the last 200 years.
With an award-winning coffee house, picnic areas throughout the museum and an exceptional gift shop, it makes a fantastic day out!
Situated in the heart of the City Centre, Skydome is Coventry’s premier entertainment and leisure destination!
Home of Odeon cinema, Genting Casino, ice rink, gym, bars, restaurants and night clubs, as well as Skydome Arena – a 4000 capacity multi-purpose events arena.
The perfect destination for great days, and nights out!
The Wave Coventry
The UK’s newest indoor water park is now open in the heart of Coventry.
Six high-octane slides precision-engineered for maximum fun, and a state-of-the-art gym and fitness suite to get the blood pumping.
SPILLS The UK’s biggest wave pool, churning 20 million litres of water everyday.
AND SPACE TO CHILL
A relaxing beach café, lazy river and a luxurious spa for those who just want to kick back and let their troubles float away.
So get your towels, trunks and rubber rings ready, it’s time to ride The Wave #TheWaveCoventry
The Belgrade Theatre features an 850 seat main auditorium that hosts professional touring productions and a newer studio space which can hold a smaller audience of 250-300 guests.
The theatre is a major art and cultural facility in Coventry and remains one of the largest regional producing theatres in Britain
As soon as it was opened in 1962, Coventry Cathedral became a major tourist attraction, welcoming thousands of visitors each year. Tourists and pilgrims come from all over the world to experience this extraordinary building and to share something of the quest for peace and reconciliation embodied by the dramatic contrast of the Ruins and the New Cathedral. We’d love to welcome you too!
The Cathedral Ruins and the New Cathedral are currently open
Monday to Saturdays: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm – 3:30pm
FarGo is an artistically re-purposed industrial space in Coventry City Centre, designed exclusively for creative, independent businesses and like-minded visitors. Located on Far Gosford Street, a recently regenerated area with a rich cultural heritage.
We are fiercely independent! We have an eclectic mix of over 40 independent businesses based here, including a craft brewery, artisan food, vegan shop, printing , a museum dedicated to Sgt Bilko and a Crossfit Box!
Mana Spa is a place of relaxation and realignment. It’s where you come to find balance and peace again, to treat yourself and restore your energies. Focusing on wellness and well-being, Mana Spa is an essential part of your wider health and fitness regime.