Reformation Days

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

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, making a mini chained leather book, or a mystery to solve using source materials). We can also link with Glastonbury Abbey if you would like to combine visits.


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Wells Cathedral re-opens to all visitors on Monday 17 May 2021. Please note: The Cathedral, Shop and Café will be closing at the earlier time of 1pm on Monday 17th May. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.