Reformation Days

Reformation Days are tailored to Key Stage 3 and 4 and sixth form students.

Reformation Days provide a unique opportunity to find out about how the Reformation directly impacted on the life of the cathedral, and a chance to look for clues in the fabric of the building and in the archived documents.

During a visit to the cathedral library and archives, students will discover the impact of printing and compare the illuminated Hayles Psalter of 1514 that is hand written in Latin, with the first printed Bible known as the Great Bible of 1541 printed in English. The day consists of a guided tour, a tutored session and a related activity (illuminated lettering, paleography or a mystery to solve using artefacts). We can also link with Glastonbury Abbey if you would like to combine visits.

Please note that Reformation Days which include the session in the library are only offered in the spring term.

There is a suggested donation of £3.90 per pupil (adults go free)

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