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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


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Chester Philharmonic Summer Concert
Saturday 24 June 2017
Chester Cathedral
A Russian evening. Balakirev's Overture on Three Russian Songs, Koussevitzky's Double Bass Concerto, Borodin "In the Steppes of Central Asia" and Tchaikovsky's glorious 5th Symphony. The concert starts at 7.30 and concludes by 9.45. The conductor is Richard Howarth and the soloist is Hannah Godfrey -Clarke a young student from Chetham's School of Music Manchester and winner of the Chetham's/CPO Concerto Prize. Tickets £16; £12; £9 and students £5 are available from 01244 500959 or www.chesterphilorchestra.co.uk
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Chester Festival Chorus and Leeds Philharmonic Chorus

Behold the Sea - Concert at Chester Cathedral
Venue: Chester Cathedral
Saturday 1st July 2017
Event Start Time: 8pm

Vaughan Williams - A Sea Symphony, Elgar - Sea Pictures, Delius - Walk to the Paradise Garden

Conductor - David Hill,

Soloists Sarah Fox, Jennifer Johnston, Roderick Williams

with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Chester Festival Chorus and Leeds Philharmonic Chorus

Tickets £15-£32 from Chester Cathedral Box Office 01244 500959 chestercathedral.com


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ARK Sculpture Exhibition

ARK Sculpture Exhibition
7 July - 15 October 2017
Chester Cathedral
ARK is the largest free to enter modern sculpture exhibition to be held in the North West of England and features 90 works of art by more than 50 celebrated sculptors including Damien Hirst and Antony Gormley.

ARK is for everyone. For those new to sculpture and for aficionados. For families. For you.

We will also be running an education programme alongside the exhibition. Join us for masterclasses, lectures and workshops for all ages. For more information and booking visit www.chestercathedral.comMap

ARK at Chester Cathedral: Modern art in a medieval space

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