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Open Day, Wed 20 Sep 2017


Canterbury Cathedral, © Cathedral Enterprises

Canterbury Cathedral, © Cathedral Enterprises


Canterbury Cathedral Visits

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Join Canterbury Cathedral on its £24.7 million journey of restoration and development at an open to all event between 1pm and 9pm on Wednesday 20 September (free after 4pm).

Find out how over the next four years the Cathedral's West Towers, the leaking Nave roof, and the Cathedral main entrance, the Christ Church Gate, will be repaired and restored.

Come and see the artists' impression of the new Welcome Centre and free to enter viewing gallery.

Learn more about how The Canterbury Journey is working to open up the Cathedral collections to a larger audience both online and in new exhibition space.

Explore Your Cathedral is also the opportunity to talk to those repairing and replacing stone and visitors will be able to try out some masonry skills. The artists and conservators of the Cathedral's Stained Glass Studio will be showcasing their work and the hugely knowledgeable Visits team will be on hand to give tours. The gardeners will be demonstrating how the plant world is keeping up with technology and a visit to the organ loft will reveal how the musicians create such beautiful music. The virgers will show how their work behind the scenes ensures that worship and other events continue throughout the day and many other volunteers and departments who contribute to the life of the Cathedral will be taking part.

Refreshments will be available and most activities will continue during Evensong at 5.30pm which visitors are very welcome to join. The evening will conclude with singing by the girls of the Cathedral Choir at 8.40pm followed by a service of Compline.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesItalian signs/guidesOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberSpanish signs/guidesWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 20 Sep 2017 13:00 to 21:00


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Map reference: TR 150578  Lat: 51.27959 Long: 1.08189

Canterbury Cathedral is located in the centre of Canterbury, within walking distance of both Canterbury East and West stations. Canterbury is only 30 minutes drive from Dover (continental ferries) and Folkestone (Eurotunnel), making it an ideal stop-over en route to London. Fast speed trains bring passengers from Canterbury to London within 56 minutes.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Canterbury East/West station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Italian signs/guidesItalian signs/guides
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Spanish signs/guidesSpanish signs/guides
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality