“Brilliant as always, even after 8 visits, we still learn something new each time. Staff are extremely welcoming and knowledgeable.” St Nicholas Primary School
Over 4,500 pupils visit us every year to explore and enhance their study of subjects such as RE, History, Art and Music. We welcome groups of all sizes and endeavour to provide a high quality service based on the individual requirements of each group.
“All of the children loved the activities that allowed them to explore the cathedral at the same time. We all had a fantastic day and would consider this venue with other year groups.” Forches Cross Primary
“We had a lovely morning in which the children enjoyed, learnt and appreciated the Cathedral. Well organized and resourced activity too. The children were really thrilled with their cathedral experience! Thank you” Bow Hill Primary School
Guided Tours We have a wide range of themed tours on offer for all schools who visit. Our trained guides will tell you about the life, history and community of the Cathedral, focusing on your chosen topic area which might include signs and symbols, faith in art, medieval history and architecture. They are the ideal way to make the most of your visit and they are devised to complement the curriculum. A guided tour lasts between 45 mins to 1 hour (except for Pilgrimage, Walk the Timeline & Medieval Murder).
A Self-Guided visit allows you to visit the Cathedral and carry out your own prepared work for your group. Activity booklets and quiz trails which enable children to explore the building in groups or individually are available for different key stages (a small charge applies for these resources).
We offer Roof and Tower tours for those over 8 years of age. Booking is essential. A Roof tour is £5 per child and a Tower tour is £3.50 per child. Maximum group size is 15.
Plan your school's visit
If you would like to do something specific, bring gifted and talented pupils or plan a visit as part of an activity/enrichment week give us a call! We are always happy to tailor visits to suit your needs. Call on 01392 285983 or email the Visitors' Office