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Open Day, from 8 Sep 2017

Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days


Heritage Open Days


The Precincts,


Come to the Cathedral Archives and find out more about Canterbury and World War ll, in particular the air raids of 1942. Our display will feature photographs, contemporary accounts, information about the 'fire watchers' who protected the Cathedral and other buildings, and original artefacts. The Cathedral Archives building itself is part of the story: it stands on the site of the Cathedral's Victorian Library, which was destroyed by bombing on 31 May 1942.

Access: Visitors please note, the usual charges for entry to the Cathedral apply.

Organised by: Canterbury Society/Canterbury Cathedral Library.

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 8 Sep 2017 15:00 to 16:00
Sat 9 Sep 2017 09:30 to 10:30


Booking Details:
Pre booking: Required
Booking contact: Mrs Cressida Williams
Call: 01227 865330
Write to: The Reading Room, Canterbury Cathedral, The Precinct, Canterbury, CT1 2EH
Booking opens: 31 August 2017 11am
Booking closes: 5 September 2017

Additional information:
Max 30 people per tour/session.

Access: Visitors please note, the usual charges for entry to the Cathedral apply.

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Map reference: TR 150578  Lat: 51.27900 Long: 1.08265

By Train:
Canterbury West and Canterbury East train stations are both 0.5 miles away (10 min walk). Journey time from London by train is approximately just under one hour.

By Road:
If you are using Satellite Navigation, you should enter the address ‘Burgate, Canterbury’ rather than using our postcode.
- From London: From M2 and M20 motorways, follow signs to A2 or Canterbury. Arriving in Canterbury, turn right onto the ring road at Rheims Way roundabout. Keep the city walls on
your left. After the 3rd (St George’s) roundabout, turn left into Burgate
- From Dover/Folkestone: Follow signs to Canterbury. You will arrive at the St George’s roundabout. Turn right onto the ring road and then left into Burgate.
- From Ashford: Follow signs to Canterbury (A28). At Wincheap roundabout, turn right. Follow ring road. Turn left into Burgate. There is a Park and Ride site as you enter the city from this direction.

Cathedral entrance gates:
• 7am – 6pm turn RIGHT into Postern Gate, just after Pub.
• 6pm – 7am continue straight down Burgate, turning right into Christ Church Gate just after
Cathedral Café.
• After 9pm – ring bell on left hand side of Christ Church Gate to gain entrance.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Canterbury East/West station

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