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Discover Something Different at Worcester Cathedral 2017

Saturday 12 August - Monday 28 August
Be inspired and captivated this August by our tours, talks and exhibitions. 

Please click on this link to access the full programme 

All tickets are available from Worcester Live Box office online or by phoning 01905 611427.                 Reminaing tickets on the day will be sold through the Cathedral Shop 

 

Cathedral behind the Scenes Upper Reaches tour

Max 10 people per tour

£5.00pp

Meet outside the Cathedral shop

No under 16’s

No Disabled access

See the Cathedral from a different perspective. Guided tour given by the Cathedral Archaeologist through some of the Cathedral roof spaces. Access is via steep spiral staircase.

Remaining spaces on the day of each tour will be sold through Worcester Cathedral gift shop in the Cloister. Please arrive in plenty of time to pay before the start of the tour.

 

Cathedral Library tour

Max 16 people per tour

£5.00

Meet in the Cloister outside the shop

No disabled access

Guided tours of the Cathedral library offering a chance to see the Worcester Anitphoner and other mediaeval manuscripts, other historic documents and rare books form the Cathedral archives. Access is via a steep spiral staircase.

Remaining spaces on the day of each tour will be sold through Worcester Cathedral gift shop in the Cloister. Please arrive in plenty of time to pay before the start of the tour.

 

King John Talk

£6.00 PP

40 people per talk

Meet in the Cloister outside the shop

King John’s Tomb in the Cathedral Quire is a stunning setting to hear about his life, disputes and the lead up to him sealing Magna Carta 800 years ago.

Remaining spaces on the day of each tour will be sold through Worcester Cathedral gift shop in the Cloister. Please arrive in plenty of time to pay before the start of the tour.

 

Turn up for a tour of the Cathedral

Not on the following dates and times Sat 12th 2.30, Mon 14th 2.30, Tue 15th 2.30, Sat 19th 2.30, Mon 21st 2.30, Tue 22nd 2.30, Wed 23rd 2.30,  Thur 24th 11am, Sat 26th 2.30.

(20 people per tour)

£5.00 pp, accompanied children are free

Meet in the Cloister outside the shop

A guided tour of historic Worcester Cathedral, led by one of our experienced Cathedral Guides. The tour will last approximately an hour.

(On the day remaining spaces will be sold through the Cathedral Shop in the Cloister.)

Please arrive in plenty of time to pay before the start of the tour.

 

Turn up for a tour with a twist- The people’s story

(20 people per tour)

£5.00pp

Meet outside the Cathedral shop

Learn in more detail about the people connected to and buried in the Cathedral. Hear about their fascinating lives, loves and losses.

(On the day remaining spaces will be sold through the Cathedral Shop in the Cloister.)

Please arrive in plenty of time to pay before the start of the tour.

 

Climb the Cathedral Tower

Weather permitting

£4.00pp, / £2.00 per school age child/ £8 family ticket (2 adults + up to 4 children)

No disabled access

Small children must be able to climb independently and be supervised by an adult.

(20 tickets per day bookable through Worcester Live.) Alternatively pay at the Cathedral shop in the Cloister on the day. (Should the tower not be open due to the weather, Worcester live tickets can be used on an alternative day when the tower is open.)

Climb the 235 steps up the Cathedral Tower where on a clear day you will see spectacular views over the city centre, River Severn, County Cricket Ground, Pitchcroft, Fort Royal, Malvern, Abberley hills and Worcestershire beyond.

 

Cathedral Garden’s Tour

(20 people per tour)

£5.00 pp

Meet in the Cloister outside the shop

A chance to see the Cathedral Gardens through the eyes of the Cathedral Gardener, who will point out to you the trees and plants of rare and special interest and different herbs in the Cloister Garden and the Dean’s Garden.

(On the day remaining spaces will be sold through the Cathedral Shop in the Cloister.)

Please arrive in plenty of time to pay before the start of the tour.

 

Voces Academy Conducting Masterclass

 Free - Observation only

The Cathedral Crossing or in College Hall (Please see timetable for location)

Watch conductors learn their trade and experience Choral music in a different way with this unique opportunity to observe developing conductors honing their craft.

Voces Academy closing performance

Free

The Cathedral Crossing

A programme of beautiful choral works including Brahms, Elgar, and Verdi will showcase the Voces masterclasses throughout the week. Conductors will be joined by special guest Choir Evoke in this closing performance.

 

The Men- their WWI stories

(20 people per tour)

£5.00pp

 Meet outside the Cathedral shop

Discover the stories behind some of the people in World War I who were connected to the Cathedral.

(On the day remaining spaces will be sold through the Cathedral Shop in the Cloister.)

Please arrive in plenty of time to pay before the start of the tour.

 

‘Fossils in the stones’

(20 people per tour)

£5.00pp

Meet outside the Cathedral shop

The cathedral was built with many different rocks but did you know that many of these stones have wonderful fossils within them. During this gentle stroll around the cathedral we will see fossilised corals, snails and sea lilies in rocks that are up to 350 million years old. You may find that a small torch and magnifying glass will make your tour a little more enlightening. 

(On the day remaining spaces will be sold through the Cathedral Shop in the Cloister.)

Please arrive in plenty of time to pay before the start of the tour.

 

Cathedral Stained Glass tour  

(20 people per tour)

£5.00pp

Meet outside the Cathedral shop

Worcester’s magnificent Stained Glass tour includes the inspiring Great West Window depicting the creation (currently being conserved), the East Window showing the life of Christ, and among others the Edward Elgar and Charles Hastings windows.

 (On the day remaining spaces will be sold through the Cathedral Shop in the Cloister.)

Please arrive in plenty of time to pay before the start of the tour.

 

 Top of the Tower Battle of Worcester tour

(20 people per tour)

£5.00pp

No Disabled access

Meet outside the Cathedral shop

Stand where Charles II watched the progress of the Battle of Worcester on 3rd September 1651 and let our guide take you back in time to hear about this decisive battle of the English Civil War.

(On the day remaining spaces will be sold through the Cathedral Shop in the Cloister)

Please arrive in plenty of time to pay before the start of the tour.

 

‘Hands on History’ children’s activities

Free (donations appreciated)

Try your hand at designing a stained glass window, illuminating a medieval manuscript, modelling a clay gargoyle and brass rubbing.  

 

Bell Tower tour and ringing demonstration

(25 people per tour)

£10.00

Not suitable for children under 10

No Disabled access

A tour of the teaching centre, ringing room and Belfry. See the bells being rung and meet some of the Bellringers.

(On the day remaining spaces will be sold through the Cathedral Shop in the Cloister.)

Please arrive in plenty of time to pay before the start of the tour.

 

‘Building the Cathedral’ Exhibition

Free

A fascinating exhibition looking at how the Cathedral was constructed from the middle ages onwards and at the various types of medieval craftsmen.

 

The Cathedral’s Monastic Heritage Tour

(20 people per tour)

£5.00

Hear about the Benedictine monk’s life from 500-1000 years ago and see the surviving and ruined Monastic buildings on the tour outside and in the Cathedral.

(On the day remaining spaces will be sold through the Cathedral Shop in the Cloister.)

Please arrive in plenty of time to pay before the start of the tour.

 

The Cathedral’s magnificent architecture tour

(20 people per tour)

£5.00

Worcester Cathedral is the most interesting of all England’s Cathedrals from an architectural point of view with examples from Saxon through to Tudor.

(On the day remaining spaces will be sold through the Cathedral Shop in the Cloister.)

Please arrive in plenty of time to pay before the start of the tour.

 

 ‘Winterbourne Revisited’ Exhibition by Local Artist Sara Hayward (RCA)

Free

Cathedral Chapter House

An exhibition of eight large scale abstract paintings inspired by the house and gardens of Winterbourne Edgbaston.

 

Safari Trail

Free

Ask a Cathedral Welcomer located by the main north porch entrance for the loan of a Safari backpack

The Safari Trail leads younger children around the Cathedral looking for the many animals that can be found in the stained glass windows, floor tiles or carved on tombs. Children are welcome to borrow a special safari backpack to go on safari with binoculars and a torch to make their journey extra special.

 

‘Fossils in the Geopark’ Exhibition

Free

The Abberley and Malvern Hills Geopark has an abundance of fossil bearing rocks that form the local landscape. This exhibition tells the story of fossil corals, trilobites ammonites and dinosaurs from as long ago as 400 million years right through to the last Ice Age.

 

Talk by Steve Clare specialist stained glass conservator on the restoration of stained glass

(60 people)

£8

Cathedral Nave

A talk on the restoration of Stained glass by Specialist conservator of stained glass Steve Clare. Includes a glass of Wine.

(On the day remaining spaces will be sold through the Cathedral Shop)

 

Glasswork demonstrations

Free

Cathedral Nave

Watch conservators of stained glass demonstrating their craft.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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