Stonemasonry Works Yard Tour | Salisbury Cathedral

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Stonemasonry Works Yard Tour

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Take a backstage tour with an expert guide around our Works Yard, one of only nine English Cathedral works yards in the country. Learn how 150 million-year-old blocks of upper Jurassic Limestone weighing up to 5 tonnes are transformed to conserve and restore this remarkable building.

Visit the Drawing Office where conservation is planned and templates for replacement stones are drawn up by our masons.

Observe how 21st Century know-how and hand-carving skills that have been practiced here since the 13 Century are brought together to protect this amazing heritage building for generations to come.

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Tickets £17.50 per person. 

The tour last one hour folowed by tea/coffee in the Refectory and the opportunity to ask the guide any questions.

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