Foundation Stage, KS1 and KS2

Our regular programme of tours and workshops for Foundation Stage, KS1 and KS2 can be accessed here.

The Education Officer is always happy to work with schools to develop a programme of activity that fits the learning outcomes of the visit perfectly.

You are of course welcome to visit the cathedral without support from the Education Department at a cost of £2.00 per learner, provided that the visit is pre-booked via the Education Department.

What teachers say: 

‘Fabulous! Best trip I have been on.  Super organised!  Very impressed!'

‘We liked the quiet atmosphere of this sacred space.  We also enjoyed the difference between Gothic and Roman architecture because both are visible.'

What pupils say:

 ‘I liked dressing up as a monk because when we put our hoods up we had to be silent’ (Year 3)

‘First of all, I enjoyed the peaceful tour around the beautiful cathedral. My favourite part was the beautiful stained glass window. I am pleased I could make one to take home’ (Year 6)

Support Us

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There are many ways to support the Cathedral from donations through to buying a gift or simply enjoying a coffee in the Refectory. We welcome your support in whatever form it takes.

Refectory Cafe


The Refectory, built in the 13th century, was the dining hall for the 40 monks who belonged to the community at the time. The Refectory is open from 9:30 - 4:30 and a delicious lunch menu, fabulous cakes and free Wi-Fi!


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Online Shop

The Shop provides a full range of souvenirs, books, gifts, cards, CDs and jewellery, some unique to Chester Cathedral;  it's even possible to buy postage stamps!

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Chester Cathedral needs your help! We receive no financial subsidy from government and therefore rely on kind donations and the support of people like you. The Just Giving site is just one way to help.

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