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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 and although it has ticked for centuries, its bell is usually silent.

During these demonstrations 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, Thursday after 11:00 and 10:30 on Saturdays, all year round.
 

Meet our stonemasons

Visit the cloisters and watch our talented stonemasons hard at work - it’s a sight to behold!

These amazing craftspeople use age-old skills to conserve and maintain this stunning building for future generations to enjoy.

Every Wednesday from May – October 2019 between 10:30 - 16:00

Please note that occassionally the cloisters are used for major events and these demonstrations may be cancelled. You can view dates of any changes to our daily routine here.