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Explore more than 1000 years of history in Europe’s longest medieval Cathedral. Discover the beautiful illuminated Winchester Bible, Morley Library, 12th-century wall paintings, medieval carvings, contemporary art and the awe and wonder of this magnificent building. A free children’s trail is available for families.
Library, Gallery, Sacred space
09.30 - 17.30
Closed: Occasionally times may change for services and special events. Please contact 01962 857225 if making a special visit.
Children: Free (under 16s with family)
Concessions: £4.80 (over 60s and groups of 10 or more)
Key artists and exhibits
- Antony Gormley
- Barbara Hepworth
- Cecil Collins
- Peter Eugene Ball
- Peter Freeman
- Eric Gill
- 12th-century Winchester Bible
- Medieval wall paintings, stained glass and carvings
Our volunteer guides are pleased to welcome groups and share with them the wonder, beauty, heroes and rogues of the Cathedral. A range of guided tours is available, including a General Tour, Winchester Cathedral – House of God, The Anglo-Saxons in Winchester, The Tudors, The English Civil War, Tactile Tour, Modern Art and What did the Normans ever do for us?
How to obtain
Tours are sometimes available in French or German. We can also provide special one-off tours for school groups. GCSE and AS/A-level groups are welcome, and we can provide a range of activities for older pupils to support exam work.
Advanced booking is essential. Please contact the Education Centre to discuss your requirements on 01962 857224.