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We welcome schools on self-guided visits to the cathedral. In the new term we will have more guided activities for schools available, so please contact us then to see what's on offer.

How to book

Fill in a school visit request form (word document) and email it to We'll be happy to answer any questions and get your visit arranged.

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Outdoor guided visits

Geography - an adventure in the Cathedral’s woodlands and riverbanks. Children use a compass and draw a map with landmark features.

History - look at the City, the walls and defences. Learn about the two mills beside the river and how people lived and worked.

Environmental Art  - children will explore colour, patterns and textures in the environment surrounding the Cathedral. They will use their senses to listen and draw woodland sounds.

Woodland experience - learn about plants, seed dispersal, life cycles, animals, habitats and food chains through a range of environmental games and activities.

Outdoor Cuthbert - go outdoors into our woodlands and discuss Cuthbert’s love of the natural world through drama



Prices for schools and colleges

  • Self guided half day visit: £2.50 (including VAT) per child
  • Outdoor learning half day: £3.50 (including VAT) per child
  • Whole day visit: £5 (including VAT) per child
  • Loans box: £25 (including VAT) per 4 weeks.

All accompanying adults – such as staff, carers and helpers - are free.

Please note that you must book to visit the Cathedral if you are an educational group.