Tour and Tea – Green Men

2nd Mar 2019 10.30AM - 2nd Mar 2019 Event Type: Tour

The term “Green Men” was only brought into use in 1939, but their existence goes back many years and actually predates Christianity. They are a carver’s device, rarely found in glass or in illuminated manuscripts and they were particularly popular in the 14th century. There are over 70 examples in the Cathedral although some are difficult to spot, and on the tour we shall look at several different types of Green Men, including one for which Winchester is rightly famous.

After the tour enjoy a coffee or hot drink with a homemade cake in the Refectory and discuss and ask questions about what you have seen and experienced in the Cathedral.

Tickets: £15.00  (plus £1 per ticket booking fee, capped at £5) Includes tea or coffee and cake to be taken in the Cathedral Refectory after the tour, available online or by phone on 01962 857 275. Tour last approx 1 hour. Tours must be booked in advance and have limited spaces available. 

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