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What is Cathedral at Height?
Our brand new guided tour will take you take you behind the scenes at Chester Cathedral, providing an unparalleled level of public access. Our tower tour with a twist will allow you to immerse yourself in our unique blend of medieval and modern history. See one city, two countries and five counties from the top of the cathedral tower. Climb through 900 years of history and discover our hidden spaces.

Explore our bell-ringing chamber
Get up close and personal with our stained glass
Peer down on our fourteenth century quire stalls and Victorian organ
Amble along our galleries
Take in a panoramic view of the city and beyond from the roof
Discover the hidden cathedral

Tickets for the tour will be charged at £8 for adults and £6 for children. Individual bookings can be made in the cathedral on the day of the tour. For group bookings of six or more people contact Chester Cathedral Box Office on 01244 500959.

Please note that due to the fabric of our historic building the tour contains lots of steps and twists and turns. 216 steps up and down. Very small doorways. Spiral staircases. Narrow passageways. High walkways. No children under 8
More info here

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Chester Cathedral In Lego
Explore cathedral life in miniature and learn all about our 1000 year history as we retell our story, LEGO brick by brick, from the very beginning. The Chester Cathedral in Lego building project will take 350000 individual Lego pieces and transform them into an accurate scale model of the cathedral that will reach almost 4m in length and 2m in height. Members of the public will be able to purchase their own small piece of history in the form of a Lego brick to be included in the model and will be encouraged to learn all about the cathedral’s 1000 year history as the multi-layered story of the building through the ages is retold, brick by brick, from the very beginning. Volunteer bricklayers will work every day of the week to build the model from the foundations up and it is estimated that the project will take up to four years to complete.

Lego Cathedral

Lego Cathedral


Kids Guide to Chester

Chester Phil

Chester Philharmonic’s Spring Concert
Saturday 3rd March 2018
7.30pm in Chester Cathedral
Russian Romantic Classical Evening
We had several requests following last season's very successful Russian Evening and so are pleased to offer another Russian Classical Romantic evening featuring the young Estonian Pianist Maksim Štšura in a performance of Rachmaninoff's second piano concerto. You will also hear Rachmaninoff's second symphony and Glinka's Ruslan and Ludmilla overture. Beautiful Russian Music not to be missed.

Tickets £16, £12, £9; from 01244 500959 or
www.chesterphilorchestra.co.uk
Handel Israel In Egypt
Saturday 10 March 2018
Chester Cathedral
Encounter frogs, locusts, tidal waves and much more as Chester Bach Singers return to Chester Cathedral to perform Handel’s exciting and vivid piece Israel in Egypt. This work is always one of the choral singer’s favourites because the choir is the star of the show. The story is about the Israelites escaping from captivity in Egypt (it’s what happened after Joseph’s technicolour dreamcoat was long gone!), with a little help from plagues of insects and other catastrophes visited on the Egyptians to persuade them to let the Israelites go – and the choir is the Israelites. Eventually, the escaping Israelites escape across the Red Sea, pursued by the Egyptians, who are sucked under a vast tidal wave. All this is depicted in exciting, often fast music by one of the greatest opera composer – no long, complicated arias here! Chester Bach Singers will be joined by regular partners, the 18th century orchestra under the baton of Martin Bussey. Join us on a helter-skelter journey (about the only thing Handel didn’t put in!).

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