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Outdoor Event, Tue 25 - Fri 28 Jul 2017


Canterbury Cathedral, © Cathedral Enterprises

Canterbury Cathedral, © Cathedral Enterprises


Canterbury Cathedral Visits

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The Precincts,


For this year's Festival of Archaeology, our very own time-team will host an exciting programme of activities, exhibitions, talks, tours and tales of the unexpected.

Tuesday 25 July - Archaeology of the book - A book investigation with Cathedral Librarian, Karen Brayshaw, followed by a tour of the Howley Library. This event runs at 11:00 & 14:00.

Wednesday 26 July - Meet Cathedral Archaeologist, Nathalie Cohen, who will talk about her work, followed by a tour of the Cathedral's historical graffiti. This event runs at 11:00 & 14:00.

Thursday 27 July: Canterbury's Archaeological Trust's Project Manager, Alison Hicks, presents archaeological finds at the Cathedral. This event rungs from 11:00 - 15:00.

Friday 28 July: Tomb Raiders - Canterbury Cathedral's Collections Manager Sarah Turner, explores the Cathedral's tombs and lost treasures. This event runs at 11:00 & 14:00.

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

Children welcome

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 25 - Fri 28 Jul 2017
Location: Canterbury Cathedral Schools Department.


Normal Precinct charges apply.

The Festival is suitable for all ages and accessible. Booking is not required but there are limited spaces so they will be offered on a first-come, first served basis. All events are free, but Precinct charges apply. All events start at the Cathedral Schools Department.



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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
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
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