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School visits

Winchester Cathedral welcomes thousands of children and students on educational visits each year to explore themes across the curriculum. Our Director of Learning and Learning Officer, with the support of experienced volunteers, never take a one-size-fits-all approach to visits.

Making a booking

It is important that all visits are booked in advance even if you don’t want us to organise tours or activities. There are times when the Cathedral is closed or when access is restricted and we want your pupils or students to gain as much as possible from their visit to the Winchester Cathedral.

There is a small charge per pupil but accompanying adults are given free admission (based on the recommended number of adults to children).

To discuss and book your visit please contact please email Emma Bourner, our Director of Learning (, to discuss what you would like from your visit.

Teacher resources

This section brings together some key teacher resources in PDF format. Simply click on any item below to download.

Planning your visit

Winchester Cathedral Teachers’ Pack (PDF)

Winchester Cathedral Tour and Workshop Information Pack (PDF)

Winchester Cathedral Timeline (PDF)

Plan of Winchester Cathedral (PDF)

Cathedral Children’s Trail Leaflet (PDF)

Safeguarding Policy

Resources to support your visit


Anglo-Saxon Classroom KS2 ideas (PDF)

Anglo-Saxon Rulers (PDF)

Anglo-Saxon Timeline (PDF)

Anglo-Saxon Useful Web Links (PDF)

Key stories

The Story of St Swithun (PDF)

The Story of the Great West Window (PDF)

The William Walker Story (PDF)

Classroom activities

Primary School Visit General Pre-Visit Ideas (PDF)

Primary School Visit General Post-Visit Ideas (PDF)

Post Visit Idea St Swithun Breaking News KS1 KS2 (PDF)