Welcome to the Education Department at Wells Cathedral. My name is Jessica Witchell and I am the Education Officer, responsible for arranging your visit and delivering programmed activities. I am supported by education assistants and experienced guides whose knowledge and enthusiasm about the cathedral always serve to inspire and inform young minds.

Your visit to Wells Cathedral will be a special experience for the students and remembered long after the topic is over. We specialise in tailoring every visit, so please contact me to agree the most suitable date and programme for your group. Activities are linked to the National Curriculum and if you would like to discuss your requirements further please contact me at [email protected] or on 01749 674483.

We offer a variety of school visit options – please click on the options below for further details:

A Programmed Day

Using the beautiful oak-framed Education Suite as your base, a programmed day incorporates a guided tour, a choice of themed activities and reflection. Tailored to suit Early Years through to Sixth Form.

Guided Tour

Our trained guides take you on a general or topic specific tour.

Visit Only

Groups use the welcome leaflet and floor plan to explore the cathedral.

Special Schools

Multi-sensory tours and differentiated activities designed to suit your group.

Leavers Days

Mark the transition of Year 6 Church school pupils going onto secondary school.

First School Days

Mark the final year of Year 4 pupils from Church First Schools.

Reformation Days

Tailored to Key Stage 3 & 4 and sixth form students.

GCSE Revision and Sixth Form Conferences

Keynote speakers and debate.


Visiting with a school group – helpful advice

Booking enquiry form

The Cathedral Education Officer can be contacted directly by email at [email protected] or on 01749 674483 Ext 212.