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School Tours

School Tours

The education work of the Cathedral is seen as an important and developing area with a great deal to offer. Over the past few years we have welcomed numerous school and Sunday school groups from all over Cumbria, together with others from many parts of Britain. The Fratry project (which is detailed fully elsewhere on this website) is the key focus of our determination to bring more of these untold stories to life for all our visitors.

We offer two kinds of tour for schools, depending on the age of the pupils. 5 – 7 year olds undertake a general tour, which can be tailored to a particular curriculum area or priority for the class concerned. 7 -11 year olds can either do a similar general tour or a Monastic Experience; where the children are dressed in robes like a monk, and process to the Cathedral for their tour. Again the content can be tailored to meet the individual Teacher’s requirements.

Activities and worksheets are available, and the aim of these tours is to show the Cathedral as a place of worship from the 12th century to the present day. Please contact us to find out how we can help you to bring history alive for young, enquiring minds.

We can also tailor tours for pupils aged 11 and up, designed to suit your curriculum requirements.

School tours are arranged with the Commercial and Administration Co-ordinator in the Cathedral, who can advise on suitable dates and costs, and can be contacted direct on 01228 548071 or email wendy@carlislecathedral.org.uk