Reformation Days

Reformation Days are tailored to KS3, KS4 and Sixth Form students.

Reformation Days

The ReformationDays provide a unique opportunity to find out about how the Reformation directly impacted on the life of Wells Cathedral and offer a chance to look for clues in the fabric of the building and in the archived documents.

During a visit to the Cathedral’s Chained Library and archives, students will discover the impact of printing and compare the illuminated Hayles Psalter of 1514, hand-written in Latin, with the Great Bible of 1541 – the first Bible to be printed in English.

The day consists of a guided tour, a tutored session and a related activity (illuminated lettering, palaeography 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 Chained Library are only offered in the spring term.


For more information about school events and to book, please visit the Booking and Information page.

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