With over 1,300 years of history and some of the world’s most remarkable medieval architecture, Gloucester Cathedral offers an ideal day out for all the family in Gloucestershire. The Cathedral is open seven days a week, with entry by donation, and all are warmly welcome to come and explore this beautiful space…
Over the Easter Holidays, there will be the opportunity to take part in the ‘Eggsplore Easter’ Family Trail (running from 9-24 April, but excluding 15 April). The Trail will tell the story of what happened on the very first Easter Day as it guides you around the Cathedral, and is available by donation from the Welcome Desk while stocks last. The Cathedral will also be running free family activity sessions on 19, 20 & 21 April (at regular intervals between 12noon and 3.30pm), and all are welcome to join in. Please check the website to find out more. Visitors of all ages will also love the interactive activities on offer in the Tribune Gallery, including the chance to dress up as a Cathedral character from the Great East Window.
You can get to know the building better than ever by joining one of the Guided Highlights Tours which take place daily. Guided tours of the Crypt, the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral, take place daily too. On Saturday 9 April, the Cathedral will be re-opening the 15th century Library for public tours for the first time in two years, and later this spring, the much-loved Tower Tours will be returning. Please check the Cathedral’s website for all the most up to date information about guided tours.
Complete your visit with a trip to The Monk’s Kitchen, where you’ll find a fantastic selection of freshly prepared food including home-made quiche, salads and toasties. Pick up a souvenir in the Gift Shop, which is conveniently located just behind the Welcome Desk in the Cathedral.
During Holy Week and on Easter Sunday (10 April – 17 April) there will be a number of special services, and all are welcome to attend.
Be sure to check the daily calendar on the Cathedral website before you visit, which includes everything you need to know about worship and visiting.