The two day event, always held on the second weekend of September, was ignored by the
city last year but the council has now passed control to Coventry and Warwickshire
Promotions, the partnership company which promotes the city.
And the organisers are confident they will attract a large crowd.
Peter Walters, of Coventry and Warwickshire Promotions, said:
"We were included in the Guardian brochure publicising the event and have had to
re-print our leaflet after 3,000 copies went out.
"It didnt happen last year for a number of reasons and the council have
asked us to control it this time. The signs are certainly looking good.
"The days just give people a chance to take a peek behind the scenes at familiar
buildings that they have only seen from the outside.
"We have also laid on entertainment at some of the sites that will give people
more of an insight to the buildings.
"One of highlights will probably be the old Fire Station. It could well be the
last time people see the building as it is, because there has been a strong application to
convert it into a pub.
"The Old Blue Coat School in New Buildings will also be open for people to see.
That is currently being worked on and dates back to the 1850s."
The buildings open are: The Blue Coats School, The Museum of British Road Transport,
The Old Fire Station, Holy Trinity Church, St Michaels Church, Herbert Art Gallery
and Museum, St Marys Hall, The Council House, The Tourist Information Centre.
The opening times are 11am to 5pm on Saturday and noon to 5pm on Sunday, with slight