Schools & Families

School visits

Schools can enjoy a host of tours, trails and education days at the cathedral, all aimed to enhance the curriculum in a range of subject areas. Our Education Officer, a former  teacher, can tailor your visit to the learning needs of your class. Our education guides have a great deal of experience showing children the marvellous features of our Cathedral.

Please see our Education Days page for more details about our one-off events.

Current Packages: 

Please click on the link to view our packages: /images/uploads/bristol_cathedral_education_brochure.pdf

The packages we offer include a cathedral tour with a specific learning focus and an accompanying workshop designed to deepen the children's learning. 

We can normally accommodate 60 children at a time, but do ask if you'd like to bring more.

Please allow 1.5 - 2 hours:

KS1 & KS2:


KS4 & 5:

The cathedral is used as a 'time machine' to enable KS5 students to experience some of the themes that make the medieval world so different to any that they will have encountered before, such as the importance of religion, of monasticism, and of feudal ideas about aristocracy and hierarchy, as well as the effects of the Reformation. 


We also offer bespoke tours and workshops - just let us know the focus of your visit and our Education officer will put together a package for you.


Most packages: £3 per pupil. Accompanying adults are free. Please allow 1.5 - 2 hours.

Additional workshops can be included for £1 per pupil to extend your visit.

Please enquire for KS4 & 5 prices as these vary.

General tours or self-guided visits are also available for £1 per pupil

Please make cheques payable to Bristol Cathedral. Payment can also be via BACS transfer - please ask for details.


If you would like to have lunch at the cathedral during your visit, we can provide a bookable private room with space for 30 pupils with an adjacent toilet.

This can be provided free of charge if you book one of our tour and workshop packages above.


Booking form: /images/uploads/Booking_form_2016.doc

Health and Safety Notes

Risk Assessment

Please note we hold UWE graduation ceremonies in the cathedral from 11th - 24th July and are unable to host school visits during this time.

For further information and to make a booking, please contact our Education Officer Frances Taylor or telephone on 01179468175 between 9am - 4.30pm, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.