A touch tour with storytelling, designed for the blind and visually impaired.

The Cathedral was built nearly 1000 years ago, close to the site of Old Minster, the Anglo-Saxon church. The original Norman architecture remains in parts of the cathedral, with Gothic remodelling and additions from the 1200’s and 1300’s. This tour will provide you with a history of the building and the stories of some of those who worked here or are buried here. There will be opportunities to touch the stone that makes up the fabric of the building, and some objects that will enhance your understanding of the architecture of the Cathedral and some of its treasures.

Important information

The recommended maximum tour size is 3 visually impaired visitors. Preferably each visitor should have a companion but one can be provided by the Cathedral on request.
The tour will take a little over an hour.

Touch tours are free of charge with a valid general admission tickets. 

How to book

Tickets can be booked by  clicking ‘book now’ at the top of this page, by calling the Box Office on 01962 857 275, or, if you are passing, you are welcome to book in-person at the Box Office inside Winchester Cathedral. Private Tours can also be requested by special arrangement with the Box Office.

Enhance your visit

You will be able to visit the Kings and Scribes exhibition after the tour if you wish. There are exhibits there which you can touch.