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Works Yard Tours

Explore our Stonemasonry Works Yard and the heritage skills being used to conserve and maintain the Cathedral.

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Works Yard Tours

Our expert guides will show you around our Stonemasonry Works Yard, one of only nine cathedral yards in the country. Learn how 150 million-year-old blocks of Jurassic limestone weighing up to 5 tons are transformed into stones. You’ll visit the Drawing Office where the conservators and stone specialists carry out conservation planning. And you’ll witness astounding hand-carving skills that have been practiced here since the 13th century.

Booking information

  • The tour costs £17.50 per person, including tea and coffee
  • There will be no more than 12 people on each tour
  • Advance booking is recommended

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