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Come and discover what happens behind the scenes

Come and discover what happens behind the scenes

The Cathedral will host an Open Evening on Tuesday 8 October 2013.

The popular annual event is an opportunity for visitors, from the local community and beyond, to sample life behind the scenes of the Cathedral.

The event starts with Evensong sung by the Cathedral Choir at 17:30 and activities and displays run from 18:15 – 20:40. Entry is completely free so why not take the opportunity to discover more about this ancient and beautiful World Heritage site.

Visitors will have the opportunity to try their hand at a number of skilled crafts including applying gold leaf, carving stone, and brass rubbing. Free guided and audio tours will be on offer and there will be visits to the private chapels, the Bell tower, the organ loft, and the choir practice room. Refreshments will be on offer in the Chapter House.


There is so much more going on behind the scenes than people realise. This yearly event allows us the opportunity to open up areas of the Cathedral that are normally closed to the public and gives visitors a fascinating opportunity to learn and sample the skilled craftsmanship that goes into preserving one of this country’s most iconic landmarks.

Lisa Emanuel, Cathedral spokesperson

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