Resources for Schools

In the Education Centre

An educational trip to Wells Cathedral can enhance pupils understanding of special places, inspirational buildings, historical events and Christian theology.

We are committed to making a Cathedral visit accessible to all UK school groups and offer two simple packages for school parties booking in advance:

Option 1

A shorter visit of around an hour at £1.80 per pupil. This can include a guided tour at no extra cost, subject to guide availability. We need at least two weeks’ notice.

Option 2

A programme with tour and activities at £3.90 per pupil. Day programmes involve staff and other spaces, for example, a guided tour on a theme of your choice, a related activity session led by the Cathedral Education Officer and use of the private lunch room, toilets and bag storage facilities.

Both options offer free places for accompanying staff (supervision 1:10 please). Prices are inclusive of VAT, payable through invoice.

Please Note: unbooked groups will be asked on the day for our suggestion donation i.e. adults £6, children £3.

Our beautiful oak-framed Education Suite has been specially designed to accommodate school groups. Its secure access provides a contained space that serves as a great base from which to explore the cathedral as part of a programmed day. It offers toilet facilities for children, cupboards for bags and coats and tables for crafts and/or lunch.

The ‘Schools’ pages on our website have more information about what packages we can offer and the benefits a visit to the Cathedral can bring.  Alternatively, our Cathedral Education Officer can be contacted directly by email at or on 01749 674483 Ext 212.

School visit