The Museum 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.


The Museum holds the major collection of published and original records of the history of Coventry.

Among the Special Collections:

      Cycling Collection

           A Summary document of the Centre‚Äôs Cycling Collection: History Centre - Cycling Collection (2011)

           A list of Cycling Journals at the Centre: History Centre Bicycle journals

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Website:

History Centre, Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry