The Weaver's House

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The Weaver's House
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Restored medieval building with occasional free Open Days, check website for details. Private tours may be arranged in advance.
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kristyreyn0lds
Falkirk, UK14 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Fantastic volunteers who are incredibly knowledgeable about the local area and what life as a narrow loom weaver. Was a very quaint afternoon and the tour of the house and the gardens was brilliant. I would highly recommend!
Written 10 April 2022
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Lizzyb49
Solihull, UK56 contributions
Sep 2019
Where else can you get the feel and vibe of a medieval dwelling house for ordinary people. It was wonderful - and really gave impact to the dwelling house in the fifteenth century. From house to garden plot - withadmirable guides
Written 16 September 2019
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SteveS1970
Coventry, UK7,100 contributions
Sep 2019 • Solo
I wasn’t even aware of these buildings until I looked on the Heritage open days website. Interesting history with very recent occupancy. Tour was interesting and an amazing look into the life of a craftsman of the time.
Written 14 September 2019
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BelfastFoodTravelMan
Belfast, UK5,961 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
We walked past this building and my two daughters were amazed at how ‘odd’ the buildings looked. We explained that they were over 500 years old and that they were still standing!! Pity it was closed else would have gone inside!!
Written 10 August 2019
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friendswithfood
Pleasanton, CA72 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
Most homes from this era are castles and manor homes of the wealthy. Who could imagine a worker's home from the 1400's would still exist. You will learn the history and experience the living conditions of a weaver in the 15th century. Passionate volunteers will show and explain. Very worthwhile. BUT, check because it is not always open.
Written 27 November 2018
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Andrew H
Leamington Spa, UK1,167 contributions
Sep 2018
I thoroughly recommend a visit to this beautifully restored medieval weaver's house & commend the volunteer team involved
Written 19 September 2018
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Dawn C
Coventry, UK16 contributions
Sep 2018 • Family
Visited today with my son as part of the Heritage Open days. It's a fascinating visit. The volunteers are really friendly and extremely knowledgeable.
It's a very small venue in an unassuming road near Coventry City Centre. We parked in a nearby car park and walked a 5 min walk to the house.
It's a in row of small terraces, and the front really doesn't represent the inside! A lot of careful renovation has been done and you get a true sense of 'going back in time'. It has partly been left so you can see how the house would have been for the Weavers and also the alterations that have taken place through history, such as the installation of a staircase and chimney.
The volunteers explain, with humour and insight, how life would have been for a family of Weavers. And you can climb up and see the loom on the first floor at certain times. You do need to have a minimum level of mobility, to bend and climb to get the best of the visit and there are small stairs, steps and low doorways. Also the rooms are small with low ceilings.
At the back there is a lovely garden with herbs and plants that would have been used at the time.
On our visit they were selling drinks and baked cakes and had made a little sitting area. Also, there are toilets.
My son found it interesting and I hope many more people will take young people to get a feeling of Coventry's historic past.
Written 16 September 2018
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markdoran2
Coventry, UK20 contributions
Oct 2017 • Family
I took my son and daughter to an open day with their scout group (twice).
They loved it.
I lived in the area 30+ years ago and try as I might can't remember if Moira's wet fish was still open? It's still an iconic memory from from childhood.
The ring road had to be built I guess but thank goodness a few little bits of old Coventry were left intact.
It's a tribute to the enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers that future generations get a chance to see how ordinary folk lived, without the sugar coated 'reproductions' on the tourist trail.
Well done to you all.
Written 20 August 2018
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Gyll2016
Coventry, UK12 contributions
Sep 2017 • Family
If you like historical buildings this an interesting visit.
This was quite a find. Small (because that is what it was like in its day), so 30 minutes is probably enough time. Do check opening hours as it is run by volunteers. It also has a small garden with historic varieties of plants.
Written 6 August 2018
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Jon A
Woodbridge, UK240 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
We visited as a small group and had arranged a guided tour in advance, which was free and really brought the house and its medieval occupants to life. A wonderful restoration of a vital piece of English social history that was almost lost, many thanks to our guide for her passion and warm humour, I would highly recommend a visit if you are in the city
Written 29 July 2018
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