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 (starting 9 January 2016)

Research Room open by appointment only.

Please note that the History Centre will be closed during the week commencing Monday 22 August 2016 and will be re-opening on Wednesday 31 August 2016.

This will give staff an opportunity to catch up on work to the collections.

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

If you are a right to buy tenant and needing to view building plans or need to prove freemanship, please call 024 7623 7583 and leave a message or e-mail historycentre@culturecoventry.com.

Herbert Museum & Art Gallery
Jordan Well Coventry CV1 5QP
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