Undercroft Learning Centre
The Undercroft beneath College Hall has entered a period of transformation. Worcester Cathedral has been awarded a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to conserve the medieval cellar, and to transform it into a new learning centre. Bringing the last of the cloister’s monastic buildings back into use, this will open the space to schools, community groups, visitors and tourists, and will give them a flavour of centuries of history.
The project will convert and secure the medieval Undercroft for sustainable use, and will provide essential facilities to support the growing learning programme at the Cathedral. The proposed plans for the Undercroft will create two teaching rooms, an interpretation space, a reception area and toilet facilities. The project will provide an innovative and versatile venue for whole-community learning for both Worcestershire and the surrounding regions, and will allow visitors to engage with the history of this incredible building.
And the work continues above ground, with the impressive Christ in Majesty relief sculpture being conserved and interpreted for future generations.
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