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    Events & Festivals, Tue 7 Oct 2014, free entry

    Cathedral at night © Cathedral Enterprises Ltd

    Cathedral at night © Cathedral Enterprises Ltd

    Canterbury Cathedral Open Evening

    Canterbury Cathedral Open Evening

    Cathedral apprentice - Mirella McGee demonstrates the craft of carving stone at the 2013 Cathedral Open evening.
    Canterbury Cathedral Open Evening

    Canterbury Cathedral Open Evening

    Cathedral painter and decorator Mick Scott demonstrates the art of applying gold leaf at the 2013 Cathedral Open evening.

    Contact

    Canterbury Cathedral Visits

    01227 762862

    Address

    The Precincts,
    Canterbury,
    CT1 2EH

    Events at this Venue

    Details

    The popular annual event is an opportunity for visitors from the local community and beyond, to sample life behind the scenes at the Cathedral.

    The event starts with Evensong sung by the Cathedral Choir at 5.30pm and activities and displays run from 6.30pm to 8.40pm. The evening will finish with a special concert sung by the Cathedral choirsters, followed by Compline at 9pm.

    Cathedral explorers will have the opportunity to try their hand at a number of skilled crafts including applying gold leaf, carving stone, and brass rubbing. Free guided and audio tours will be on offer and there will be visits to the private chapels, the Bell Tower, the organ loft, and the choir practice room. Refreshments will be available in the Chapter House.

    Remembering World War I will be at the centre of this year's event; examples from the rich collections at the Cathedral Archives will be on display to tell the story of life in the Cathedral City between 1914-1918. The exhibition will feature manuscripts, photographs and patient records illustrating the Voluntary Aid Detachment hospitals; a series of documents relating to the War Work Dept; letters from soldiers from the front; the diary of a cavalry office and WWI pilot; artefacts relating to HMS Kent; details of how the casualties of the war were remembered, and the construction of the memorials in the Cathedral and in the City. Activities for children will include making a remembrance poppy and lavender bag.

    For further details see www.canterbury-cathedral.org

    Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled 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
    Tue 7 Oct 2014
    Evensong at 5.30pm with displays open from 6.15pm.

    Prices

    Free entry

    Entrance to the open evening is free.

    Location

    Directions

    See location of Canterbury Cathedral on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: TR 151578  Lat: 51.27878 Long: 1.08343

    The 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 accessDisabled access
    • 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