Make your visit unforgettable.
Take a unique 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.
See our skilled masons in action! 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.
Adult: £18 (when pre-booked online)
Student: £13 (12+ in full time education)
This tour may not be suitable for anyone under 10 years of age. The tour is partly outside so please ensure you wear suitable clothing and footwear. If you use a mobility aid then please contact us on 01722 512156 prior to booking so we can inform you of any areas of the tour which may prove difficult.
Book online in advance to access to cheaper ticket prices. Tickets may be available for tours on the day for £20 per adult ticket, however tours are often booked up in advance so we cannot guarantee you will be able to book onto a tour on the day.
Stone Carving Workshop
Would you like to learn the basics of stone carving?
Our stonemasons are running workshops during 2024, where you will get to learn a new skill and carve your own design.
Private Tours & Group Bookings
Get in touch if you’d like to arrange a private Stonemasonry Works Yard Tour, or make a booking for a group. We offer special rates and discounts for groups. Please email email@example.com to learn more.