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From one and a half hours to a full day, we offer school trip sessions to keep children enthralled.

Indoor intrigue

Pretend to be a monk! Hear about Viking raiders! Or have fun with an Amazing Angel or Gruesome Grotesque crate!

We’ve a wealth of interactive sessions to choose from, either onsite or via a digtal tour from your classroom!


Outside adventure

The Cathedral owns much of the city’s riverbank and woodlands, which provide a wonderful outdoor classroom in which to learn.

Our mud monster workshop builds knowledge about geology. By exploring the trees, children can discover more about seed dispersal and food chains.

We also run Forest School sessions

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For details of all our courses and sessions in the 2020/21 academic year, please download our digital offer 2020/21 Digital Learning Programme 

An illustration from Discover Bede by Sam Church

Illustrated KS1 and KS2 books

We have two wonderfully illustrated books written specifically for Key Stages 1 and 2. One book tells the story of Cuthbert and how he became a saint, while the other looks at the life of Bede.

These are published and available from our Education Team for £3.95 per copy. Class packs are also available.




Prices, picnics and bus drop-offs?

Please take a look at our schools and colleges page packed with Frequently Asked Questions.

Accessible for all

Our Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) specialists can create a bespoke tour for your group. We also have quiet days set aside for learners who would prefer them.

Most of the Cathedral is accessible to wheelchair users. Please inform us of any special needs your group has so we can make your visit run as smoothly as possible.

Also you may find this page helpful about Accessibility in the Cathedral.

Contact us

Have a question? We’d be delighted to help. Please contact our Education Team on 0191 374 4070 or