Good news for fans of Coventry’s heritage, we will be holding an Open Day in July 2021!
We are pleased that we will be opening to the public, incredibly to us, this will be for the first time since September 2019. This will be the first time we have been open since making our improvements to the garden, which began last year. With all the challenges that are still present, we have only set one day so far to test the waters. We hope to add more of course, and we are very much looking forward to welcoming people back on site to see our medieval house and garden!
Here are the essentials that you need to know if you are planning to visit us in July, followed by an FAQ section below, please read so you know what to expect from us and what we need visitors to be aware of:
When: Saturday 10 July, from 10am until 4pm
What: A free Open Day
Where: The Weaver’s House, Coventry: Garden and selected areas of the house
What will be there?
The Weaver’s House will be open for limited amounts of visitors. We will have demonstrations of the traditional craft of spinning and a display about the loom and weaving in the garden.
Visitors will be able to enter The Weaver’s House to view the two rooms on the ground floor, in small groups at a time. We will be running talks by our knowledgeable and enthusiastic volunteers in our Tudor garden area.
We aren’t able to run this Open Day in our usual way, but we are hoping to provide an interesting experience for visitors who join us. Our Open Days are always free, so visitors can return and see more another time.
What additional measures are in place?
Visitors enter the house wearing a mask, this can be removed in the garden area.
All visitors sign in via the Track and Trace app or a paper alternative.
Hand gel is provided in the entrance area.
We will be limiting the number of people on site at one time.
A one-way system is in place where the nature of the site allows.
Talks will take place outside.
Do I need to book in advance?
No, it is drop in, however we will be limiting numbers on site.
We will be closing at 4pm, please bear this in mind.
Entry is free but donations are appreciated.
Can I see the replica loom?
Unfortunately, it will not be possible to open the small upstairs ‘solar’ room containing the loom. It is simply too small to manage access and ventilation to accommodate visitors.
What facilities are open?
Toilets including accessible toilet will be open.
Cold drinks will be available, we are unable to provide other refreshments on this occasion. We are a short walk from the city centre.
We hope this has answered any questions that you may have about coming to visit us, but if you do have any further queries, please get in touch with us. Please use the contact form on the website or social channels if possible, it is usually quicker than using the phone number. We look forward to welcoming you.