Specialist Cathedral Tours

First Wednesday of every month
Norwich Cathedral

Delve into snapshots of Norwich Cathedral’s history with our new series of specialist Cathedral tours.

Starting in July, on the first Wednesday of every month the Cathedral’s expert guides will be offering two talks on a specific aspect of the Cathedral’s story over the last 900 years.

Starting on Wednesday 6 July with tours exploring The Close and the Cloister, other tours coming up over the next few months include subjects ranging from stained glass to monastic life.

Tickets for each tour cost £3 plus booking fee and should be booked in advance via the links below.

Stained Glass - Wednesday 3 August at 11.15pm
This tour gives visitors the chance to enjoy Norwich Cathedral's rich heritage of stained glass, mainly from the last two hundred years, in all its colour and variety.
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Martha the Monastery Maid - Wednesday 3 August at 2.15pm
Discover what life was like when Martha the Monastery Maid worked for the Benedictine monks in Norwich in the 1300s.
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Monastic Life – Wednesday 7 September at 11.15am
A brief introduction to the Benedictine monastery of Norwich Cathedral and the daily life of the monks.
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Julian of Norwich – Wednesday 7 September at 2.15pm
Who was Julian of Norwich and why do we celebrate her? This tour of the Cathedral will explore her life, her role in medieval society, and why she is ’the mother of English prose’. With an optional visit to the church where she lived as an anchoress.
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Norwich Cathedral in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I - Wednesday 5 October at 11.15am
What was the state of the Cathedral, and those who lived and worked here, following the dissolution of the Benedictine monastery in 1538, the reformation, the return to Catholicism in the reign of Queen Mary, and Elizabeth I's protestant religious settlement? This tour will look at artefacts and other evidence relevant to this question.
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Edith Cavell - Wednesday 5 October at 2.15pm
This tour of the Cathedral will tell the story of First World War heroine Edith Cavell. The tour will look at Edith's life, her career, her involvement with the Belgian underground movement helping Allied soldiers, and her final betrayal, execution and later repatriation for burial here at the Cathedral. A visit to Edith's grave is included and there will also be extra information about one of the soldiers she helped, giving an insight to the dangers which they were facing, and highlighting Edith's courage.
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Tours coming up later in the year…
Monuments and Sculptures
Medieval Graffiti
World Wars and Remembrance
Latin inscriptions

Each specialist tour will last about 90 minutes and the tours will start outside the Cathedral shop.

Please note that tickets for the specialist tours are non-refundable.