Tours of Worcester Cathedral
Looking for something to do on a Day Out?
We offer historical tours
of Worcester Cathedral that can be prebooked all year round and†tailored to your†own requirements. Contact us at the Cathedral Chapter office
to discuss†arrangements and request a booking form.
Alternatively†you are can simply Turn up for a Tour
at 11am and 2.30pm, Monday to Saturday from†March until the end of November (excluding Good Friday) or from December†until the end of February†on Saturday's only at the same times £5 per person pay at the Cathedral Shop (accompanied children free). (From time to time It may be necessary to cancel Turn up for a Tour if there is a service or event taking place.) † Meet your guide outside our shop in the Cloister.† Unguided Groups
welcome†to visit the cathedral, however we recommend prebooking as we have lots of services
happening throughout the week, many of which are unpublished and that†may restrict your visit or that†you may want to be aware of.†We can advise you of the best time to visit and also offer you the opportunity to prebook refreshments
†for your group. See below our charges†for tours and group visits.
For something special consider a private tour of our†ancient Library
, which can be arranged by prior appointment only. The historical library has one of the world's most important collections of medieval books and music.
World War I : †Worcester Cathedral Connections Tour†- †A tour can be arranged with a Cathedral Guide, who will reveal the poignant stories of the soldiers who have memorials in the stained glass windows around the Cathedral Cloister. The tour remembers these men who all had connections with Worcesteshire and died in the Great War between 1914 - 1918. †The guide also takes you into the Cathedral and tells you about some of the Cathedral's connections with WWI. For more information and to book a tour contact us at the Chapter Office on 01905 732900. The tour costs £5 per person.
Talks by King John's Tomb for pre-booked groups of 6 or more persons
. King John's tomb has the oldest Royal effigy in England and makes a stunning seeting to hear about his life, his disputes with the French king, The Pope and the Barons leading up to him sealing Magna Carta. £6 per person. Click here to book.
"We thoroughly enjoyed the talk, excellent and lively speaker"
"Incredible, cracking, inspiring"
View King John's Will and artefacts
Pre-booked group visits to the Cathedral's medieval Library to see King John's Will, the oldest remaining Royal Testament in England, his artefacts and relics. †£5 per person. †Click here to book.
- For a day out with a difference we can offer bespoke tours of†the Bell tower, including a Battle of Worcester 1651 talk from the top;†Upper Reaches (Behind the scenes); or of our working Mason's yard. Prices for these tours are on request, again contact us at the Chapter office.
Parish and†Diocesan groups
will be interested to know that we can offer an away day pilgrimage to the Cathedral.†A typical visit could include a short service, for example in the Crypt or Lady Chapel, a spiritual tour of the Cathedral and lunch or afternoon tea†in the chapter house. Please contact the Chapter office
to†discuss your day out here and the costs.
Tours for School groups
or young people can be arranged with our Education Officer.
Charges -Turn up for a Tour
Turn up for a Tour for adults in 2016 costs just £5 per person†(accompanied children are free) and can be paid for†at the Cathedral†Shop in the cloister.†
A†Cathedral guide will conduct a general historical guided tour of the Cathedral at the times and dates mentioned above.†Turn up for a Tour'
tours†last an hour.
Occasionally Turn up for a Tour
may have to be cancelled due to an event in the Cathedral, if you are making a special visit please visit our homepage and contact the Cathedral Chapter office
to check during the week of your†visit.†
Charges - Historical†Tours for Groups†
Prebooked historical†tours of the Cathedral for groups†in 2016 cost†£6 for adults and £5.50 for concessions. Payment can be by invoice or on the day in the shop.
If you wish to bring a group to Worcester Cathedral, our trained experienced guides can provide general or specialist tours.†Tours can be tailored to your requirements.†
Prebooked historical tours for groups generally last 1 hour or 1 and a half hours, to suit the group.
Our specialist prebooked historical tours for groups can†have a requested theme to them:
Cathedral Architecture, The Civil War, The Cathedral Monuments, The Victorian stained glass windows, Cathedral Music, The Misericords†& Famous People such as†King John, Prince Arthur, Sir Edward Elgar, Sir Stanley Baldwin, Woodbine Willie, The Duke of Hamilton, St Wulfstan and St Oswald, to name but a few. If you would like a specialist subject please remember to request this prior to booking as it will be subject to our specialist guides being available.
Charges -†Unguided Group Visits
£4 per person for adults. Included in this cost is a free Walk Around Guide†
To request a booking pack for a Historical tour for groups or an Unguided Group visit please fill in the form below or email email@example.com†