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Free demonstrations

See the world’s oldest clock in action and watch our skilled stonemasons at work.

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Free demonstrations

World’s oldest clock

Come and see the world’s oldest working mechanical clock in action. The clock was made of hand-wrought iron in or before 1386. Although it has ticked for centuries, its bell is usually silent. An expert guide gives a short talk and releases the striking mechanism so you can hear it ring – just as visitors in medieval times did!

Every Tuesday and Thursday after 11am, all year round.
Demonstrations currently suspended due to routine maintenance

Meet our stonemasons

Visit the cloisters and watch our stonemasons hard at work. It’s a sight to behold! These amazing craftspeople use age-old skills to conserve and maintain the stunning building.

Every Tuesday from April – October 2018 between 10:30 - 16:00