The Cathedral is a rich resource for students in subjects such as architecture, conservation, art, literature, music and of course religion. Many of our guides are retired teachers and university lecturers and of course our staff are specialists in their field. We offer lectures, special interest guided tours or ‘behind the scenes’ visits to conservation areas and the Cathedral Archives & Library. Tours and talks can be tailored to the study subject.
The Cathedral Archives and Library have wonderful resources dating back to the 8th century. Visit the Archives & Library pages to learn more.
Visits for university and other further educational groups are booked through the Visits Office.
Canterbury Cathedral is often described as England in stone, and, as such, is ideal for foreign students. They will learn about the Cathedral’s rich history, as well as having the opportunity to improve their language skills with our EFL questionnaire.
We offer media guides which provide a short tour in English, French and German which must be pre-booked to ensure availability.
Our Cathedral Guided tour is also available from speakers of German, French, Russian, Japanese and Italian (subject to availability)
Our team in the Visits Office will be pleased to advise on the most suitable facilities to make your group’s visit really special.