Worcester Cathedral

Worcester Cathedral is a magnificent sight as it rises majestically above the River Severn. Worcester has been the seat of a bishopric since the Seventh Century, and the Cathedral was served by monks until the Reformation. St Oswald and St Wulfstan were among the bishops. Since the Eighteenth Century, the Cathedral has been famous for its part in the annual Three Choirs Festival, the oldest choral festival in existence. Today the Cathedral is the centre of a vibrant community of clergy and laypeople, offering the praises of God each day, serving the city and diocese of Worcester, and attracting visitors from all over the world.

Venue Type:

Heritage site, Sacred space

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Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days: Worcester Cathedral

  • 12 September 2015

Worcester Cathedral has been a place of prayer and worship for fourteen centuries. The Cathedral's attractions include King John's Tomb, Prince Arthur's Chantry, the early 12th century Chapter House, St Wulfstan's Crypt, medieval cloisters and the magnificent Victorian stained glass windows.

There is a King John, Magna Carta and Worcester Cathedral exhibition to mark the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta. Book your place on an historical tour of the Cathedral, the Cathedral Medieval Library and the Tower (subject to weather conditions on the day). There are trails available for children of all ages and also craft sessions. There will be an exhibition of winners photographs from our Photographic Competition. The day will end at 5.30pm with Evensong to which everyone is welcome to attend.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly



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Group Guided Tours for Young People


Our Education Officer, Sue Adeney will be pleased to discuss and arrange a tour of the Cathedral for children or students of school age. The cost is £1.50 per person.

How to obtain

Contact Sue Adeney on schools@worcestercathedral.org.uk for more information.

Specialist Guided Tours


If you wish to bring a group to Worcester Cathedral, our trained guides can provide general or specialist tours. Tours can be tailored to your requirements, and can include: Cathedral Architecture, the Civil War, the Cathedral Monuments, the stained glass windows, Cathedral Music, The Misericords, Pilgrimages and Famous People (King John, Prince Arthur, Sir Edward Elgar, Sir Stanley Baldwin, Woodbine Willy, The Duke of Hamilton, St Wulfstan and St Oswald, to name but a few.)

How to obtain

The cost of a booked tour of the Cathedral is £4.00 for adults, £3.50 concessions. To request a booking pack for a Tour please fill in the form on our website, or email our booking secretary Jennie Harper on info@worcestercathedral.org.uk.

Worcester Cathedral
Chapter Office
8 College Yard






01905 732900


01905 29119

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