History Centre

History Centre

The History Centre consists of the Coventry Archives and Local Records Office, and is a treasure trove of information on the history of Coventry and its citizens from medieval times to the present.

The huge range of original documents includes books, maps, newspapers, electoral registers and building plans. Photographs, oral history, microfilms and internet sources provide further evidence on the history of the city and the people who have lived here.

Whether you're researching for school or college projects, university dissertations, family history or just want to know more about the history of your house, the History Centre is an invaluable free resource and an essential destination.

For further information please see the Using the History Centre page. To contact us directly with any enquiries please email historycentre@culturecoventry.com or telephone 024 7623 7583.

Opening Hours:

Wednesday – Friday 10.30am – 3.30pm
Alternate Saturdays 10.30am – 3.30pm 

Research Room open by appointment only.

Please note that the History Centre will be closed from and including Saturday 17 December, re-opening on Weds 4 Jan at 10.30

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and look forward to welcoming visitors when we re-open.

Herbert Museum & Art Gallery
Jordan Well Coventry CV1 5QP
024 7623 7521 info@theherbert.org