Education services

The Cathedral offers a unique educational experience, and every year we welcome over 25,000 children and young people to take part in a wide range of activities that open their eyes and minds, working to the National Schools Curriculum.

What do you provide for UK schools?
In 2008 we received the Sandford Award for Heritage Education in recognition of our high quality service.

Our Education Centre is run by an experienced teacher, and provides a wide range of tours, workshops and trails to meet the needs of your group and the school curriculum.

Working alongside volunteer guides we welcome groups and share with them the wonder, beauty, heroes and rogues of the Cathedral.

For students studying Key Stage 4 and 5, we offer a number of activities and workshops that support the exam syllabuses. We can also provide activities and support for undergraduates.

Is the Cathedral accessible for children with special needs?
We offer a range of tours and activities designed especially for children with special needs, with activities tailored to meet the needs of the group. Find out more about access and facilities.

How do I make a booking?
Whether you chose to visit for a couple of hours or a full day, we help you plan your visit to ensure your pupils and students gain as much as possible from their time with us.

You must book in advance. This enables us to prepare for your visit and have your contact details.

  • To find out more, email Cheryl Bryan, our Director of Children’s Education, or call her on 01962 857224.

Is there a charge for our group?
There is a small charge per child but accompanying adults, based on the recommended number of adults to children, will be given free admission. Charges will be discussed at time of booking.

What about risk assessments and guidance for teachers?
To support your visit we have created a number of downloadable information packs, including information for Key Stages 1-5 and non-UK groups.

Find out more

Contact us
Email Cheryl Bryan, Director of Children’s Education, or call her on 01962 857224

Download a map of the Cathedral and Close (PDF)
Includes the Visitors’ Centre, Education Centre and Cathedral Office

Opening and admissions
Practical information to help plan your visit

Learn about the life of this great Cathedral
Explore the Cathedral’s history, treasures, characters and events