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Educational Visits

Worcester Cathedral Education

Worcester Cathedral has been a centre for learning and education since the development of a Benedictine monastery here over a thousand years ago.

The Education Department continues this important tradition, welcoming hundreds of schools, families and adult learners every year to experience a millennium of history and worship.

Our dedicated team of staff and volunteers provide bespoke learning activities for visitors through workshops, tours and special events. We work with groups before, during and after their visit in order to create highly engaging learning experiences which have a lasting impact on our visitors.

Our school programmes are designed to support the National Curriculum and examination specifications and cover a wide range of subjects from STEM and History to Religious Studies and Art. Our workshops consolidate what has been taught in the classroom and are adapted to reflect a group’s prior learning and the focus of their specific programme of study.

Activities and workshops cater for a variety of different learners and learning styles, with plenty of opportunities for SEN pupils, home-educated students, school and university learners and those committed to lifelong learning.  We also offer a thriving community outreach programme which includes work experience placements, craft and mindfulness activities and literacy and numeracy courses led in conjunction with third-party providers. 

Our experienced team of educators and learning facilitators have received a Sandford Award for heritage education and an Inspiring Educator Award from the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom in acknowledgement of the quality of their work. Our team is committed to ensuring that your visit runs smoothly and efficiently and that our visitors have a truly memorable experience.

Our Provision includes:

  • A tour of the Cathedral themed to the aims of your visit
  • A range of workshops and activities linked to the theme of your visit and your curriculum objectives
  • Special Days such as:
    • Pilgrims Quest
    • Monastic Habits
    • Cathedral at War! (English Civil War)
    • Experience Tudor England
    • King John
  • Or make a bespoke day, built around a tour and workshops focused on Religious Studies, the History Period of your choice and our new offering, "How to Build a Cathedral".

Our termly brochure of events can be found here.

To enquire about an educational visit, please phone 01905 732919 or email schools@worcestercathedral.org.uk

Our risk assessment can be found here

Family Activites

We regularly offer FREE activities for children and families during the school holidays.

Worcester Cathedral Education

Worcester Cathedral has been a centre for learning and education since the development of a Benedictine monastery here over a thousand years ago.