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Heritage Open Days 2020

Exeter Cathedral is delighted to be participating in Heritage Open Days 2020.

We’d love you to come and join us. Please see below a list of all events and times.

Advance booking essential – tickets will go live on Monday 24th August at 09.00.


Cathedral Open Evening
Thursday 17th September 17.00 – 20.00
Come and explore the Cathedral at night!

If you are looking to book on one of the following guided tours and its sold out, please click here to find about our paid ones.

Roof Tours
This fascinating tour takes you into the roof void high above the Nave, into the south tower, the Lead Room and the Ringing Chamber and then through the spaces in the north tower. Weather permitting, the tour is extended onto the North Tower to enjoy some of the best views of Exeter (and beyond).

Saturday 12th September at 14.30
Saturday 19th September at 14.30

Stones and Bones: The Cathedral Precinct Tours
Delve into the history of the Green, explore the fascinating surrounds of the Cathedral as you have never imagined and trace its history from Roman times to present day. Discover Exeter’s cemetery (you may be surprised!) and find out about surrounding buildings’ as well as the construction of both the Norman and the Gothic Cathedrals.

Please check the weather and bring waterproofs and an umbrella if necessary!

Friday 11th September at 14.30
Wednesday 16th September at 14.30
Friday 18th September at 14.30

Cloister Tour
Stroll through the tranquil, traumatic past of Exeter Cathedral’s Cloister Garden. This fascinating and yet often forgotten space has so many stories to tell and is a hidden gem in the heart of the city. Learn about the work of previous generations and how the buildings around the Cathedral have changed over time.

Monday 14th September at 14.30

Secret Space Tours
Come and explore a space inside the Cathedral that is normally off limits to visitors. Hear about the people who worked in this little known part of the building and discover our secret witch marks. The Dog Whipper, the Sluggard Prodder, the Bang Beggar and the Bell Toller; who were these individuals and what connection did they have to they have to our great Cathedral?

Tuesday 15th September at 14.30
Tuesday 15th September at 15.00
Tuesday 15th September at 15.30
Thursday 17th September at 14.30
Thursday 17th September at 15.00
Thursday 17th September at 15.30