The Jigsaw of History Tour

The Jigsaw of History Tour

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A guided historical walk covering the very varied history of Coventry

About this event

Away from the Cathedral Quarter, the Jigsaw of History Tour takes participants on a walk all over the city centre of Coventry, a city which has kept making history by inventing the future. It’s a history that includes the civil war and civil rights, it’s a history of a city that has moved from being the world-leading pioneer in one industry to another, then another, it’s a rich cultural history of a city which has kept on reinventing itself, finally rising like a phoenix from the firestorm of the Blitz. It’s a history that fits together like a jigsaw, come and explore it with us.

If this event is sold out, please click here for other options via our website. Currently, we are advertising walks as happening at either 9.50 or 1.50 pretty much every day. However, walks will be cancelled in advance if there are no bookings, and occasionally tours will not happen on a certain day due to other events, private bookings or the need to take a day off! While you can turn up and pay on the day, this only works if the walk is actually going ahead, so please book in advance or at least contact us about walks on specific days.

Highlights include:

The industrial booms which saw Coventry as the centre of manufacturing of weaving, watch making, bikes and cars.

See the most complete part of the City Wall, and learn where the Civil War really started.

The Royal Palace in the city centre where the King and Queen stayed when Coventry was the capital of England, which is still partially in use.

The story of the inventors who brought us the bicycle and the jet engine.

Different theories as to where the phrase “Sent to Coventry” came from.

Explanations and information about of dozens of artworks around the city centre, some of which even the locals might not have noticed before!

Details of the rich cultural history of Coventry.

Stories of the Phoenix City, risen from the ashes of the Blitz.

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