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Stonemasonry Works Yard Tours

Take a backstage tour with an expert guide around our Works Yard, one of only nine English Cathedral works yards in the...

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Stonemasonry Works Yard Tours

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 and shaped 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 13th Century are brought together to protect this amazing heritage building for generations to come.

Tea and filter coffee included and available in the Refectory, following the tour.

 

Booking details

Tickets £17.50 per person.

Each tour is led by an experienced guide and has a maximum of 12 spaces, so we highly recommend you book online in advance to guarantee your space!