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Workshop/Course, Fri 29 Sep 2017, free entry

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Canterbury Cathedral, © Cathedral Enterprises

Canterbury Cathedral, © Cathedral Enterprises

Contact

Canterbury Cathedral Visits

01227 762862

Address

The Precincts,
Canterbury,
CT1 2EH

Details

The dos and don’ts of caring for centuries-old church plate are being offered in a free one-day training session at Canterbury Cathedral on Friday 29 September.

The Cathedral’s Conservation Department is putting on the course, particularly aimed at those who have the task of looking after church objects made of silver and other metals.

The Cathedral’s own conservators will be advising on cleaning techniques and on spotting damage and corrosion, while international silver expert Dr Timothy Schroder, will be providing a detailed guide on the history of English church plate.

Cathedral Collections Manager Sarah Turner explained: “We have not run a course like this before and we are delighted that Tim is coming to offer his expertise and support to those looking after church plate. The afternoon session will be very much about object handling and will be more of an informal discussion for all of those joining us.”

To register for the course which is being held in the Cathedral Archives between 10.00 and 16.00 please fill in the booking form on the website.

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
Fri 29 Sep 2017 10:00 to 16:00
Location: Cathedral Archives.

Prices

Free entry

Booking required.

Directions

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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

Facilities

  • 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