FREE Weekly Stained Glass Window Walks and ‘Explore the Embroideries’ (Wed and Sat mornings)

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Our popular and FREE weekly Window and Embroidery Walks take place on most Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11.10 am and 11.40am respectively and continue through to October.

Lasting approximately 20 minutes each no booking is required for these themed walks, which showcase the Cathedral’s unique stained glass and wonderful embroideries. We offer a different theme each month and no booking is required. Binoculars are useful recommended for Stained Glass tours although not essential.

Stained Glass Window Walks

April-2017a-St-John-Katherine-IMG_webApril’s theme is ‘St John the Evangelist’. Two images, one from the 1330s in the Jesse Window in the Quire showing John the Beloved Disciple at the foot of the cross, and the other in a window in St Katherine’s chapel from the 1500s.
We will look at the changes in the techniques used in each period and the differences in style of each.

(No tour on Saturday 1st April or Saturday 29th April).

Explore the Embroideries Walks

Wolsey-April-2017-539x660Explore the Embroideries Walks start at 11.40amand take place most Wednesday and Saturday mornings. April’s theme is ‘An Unholy Trinity? Three Reformation Bishops’: Learn more about the mixed legacies of Thomas Wolsey, William Barlow and Gilbert Bourne.

(No tour on Saturday 1st April or Saturday 29th April).