Doing activities with visiting schools
School visit to the Cathedral
‘It is to be desired that a Cathedral should be a teaching institution, a lighthouse in the world’
– Spencer Cecil Carpenter, Dean of Exeter (1935 – 1950)
Welcome to Exeter Cathedral, a fascinating and beautiful Cathedral which has, at its heart, a lively religious community. A visit to this ancient building invokes wonder, inspires learning and enriches life.
Our new education centre is almost complete! Supported through the Heritage Lottery Fund our beautiful new centre will be ready after Easter 2013. Schools visiting during the summer term will be the first to experience this wonderful, dedicated space! For more information, click here.
We welcome school visits throughout the year and offer a variety of options to make each visit enriching and memorable. The Cathedral is a wonderful resource for the study of nearly every subject especially RE, History and Art. We can tailor visits to suit age group and desired learning outcomes.
We offer a programme of themed opportunities, general guided tours and self-led visits. We can also offer lunchrooms and the opportunity to learn about other aspects of the Cathedral e.g. the Library and Archive and Music.
Click here to find out more about the options and to access resources.
The Cathedral is filled with endless stories and many unusual treasures. We offer lectures, seminars and workshops every month to help unlock these unique tales and collections. To find out how you can discover something new about the Cathedral click here.
During the school holidays why not visit the Cathedral (kids are free!) and get creative! We offer craft sessions and special trails for families during the holidays as well as activity backpacks which are free to rent at any time of year. To see what we have on offer for families click here.
Staff and Volunteers
The Education Department is led by Sarah Grainger, Education Officer and Holly Jarrett, Assistant Education Officer who are supported by a team of dedicated volunteer education guides. The majority of our Education Guides are from teaching backgrounds and have all been specially trained to work in the department.
Supporting the Education Department
The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has awarded Exeter Cathedral £763,000 to support its education and learning programmes over the next three years.
The grant will enable a dedicated education space to be created for the first time and will allow the employment of specialist education and archive staff.
Through the project, a former archive space will be transformed into a brand new education and learning resource, whilst the ground floor of the Bishop’s Palace will host a library and archive, research and display area.
Resources and learning opportunities for schools, families and adults will be transformed over the three years of the project. Unique stories, treasures and artefacts will be unlocked for exploration by all visitors.
Check the What's On page here to see upcoming events or contact us by phone on 01392 285983 or by email at email@example.com