Tuesday 17th September
10:00 - 11:00
Heritage Open Days – 'Wells Cathedral and the Monmouth Rebellion'. Take a short tour with a Cathedral guide visiting locations connected with the Monmouth Rebellion. You will learn about this historical event and Bishop Ken's involvement. The tour ends in the Archives Reading Room, not usually open to the public. Here you can see original documents relating to this demonstration of ‘People Power’ in Somerset, sometimes known as ‘The Pitchfork Rebellion’ which ended in defeat at the Battle of Sedgemoor. This tour is free of charge. Please meet the guide in the West Cloister. Tours last around 20 minutes, plus additional time with the Archivist. Departures at regular intervals, as groups assemble. Morning tours between 10.00-11.00am. Afternoon tours between 3.00-4.00pm.