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Herbert Art Gallery & Museum and Alfred's Café will reopen to the public on Monday 17 May 2021, subject to government guidance. Coventry Archives will reopen on Wednesday 19 May 2021.

Located in the heart of Coventry city centre, next to the historic Cathedral, the Herbert is the perfect place to learn more about the history of Coventry and immerse yourself in some art and culture.


What's On

2 Tone: Lives & Legacies 

28 May - 12 September 2021

(Free tickets must be booked in advance - click here to book)

UnNatual History

28 May - 22 August 2021

(No booking required)



Gallery & Museum

The opening times for the Gallery & Museum (including bank holidays) are:

Monday - Saturday: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Sunday: 12.00pm - 4.00pm

(Closed: 24, 25 & 26 December and 1 January)

Coventry Archives

The opening times for Coventry Archives (not including bank holidays) are:

Wednesday – Friday: 10.30am – 3.30pm

Alternate Saturdays: 10.30am – 3.30pm (Reading Room only) | 

30 May, 13 June, 27 June, 11 July, 25 July, 8 August, 22 August, 19 September [Heritage weekend], 3 October, 17 October, 31 October, 14 November, 28 November, 12 December.


Alfred's Café

The opening times for Alfred's Café are:

Monday - Saturday: 10.00am - 4.00pm (last orders 3.30pm)

Sunday: 12.00am - 4.00pm (last orders 3.30pm)


Our family friendly events are featured on Coventry Rocks


Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP


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Take Two

Coventry invites you to Take Two!

Take Two allows you to make the most of Coventry’s tourist attractions. Visit Coventry Transport Museum, Herbert Art Gallery & Museum or Coventry Cathedral & Ruins and get your Take Two leaflet stamped to unlock great offers when you visit another attraction.

Why not visit Coventry Cathedral & Ruins and then head over to the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum for lunch and get 10% off in the café? Or visit Coventry Transport Museum to unlock 50p off a Tower Climb at the Cathedral? 

Start your day at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum then end your day at Coventry Transport Museum with a discount on their 4D simulator!

Click here to download your copy of the leaflet

Contact us

Email or call us on 024 7623 7521

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