Lincoln Cathedral is an amazing place to visit for learning outside the classroom. It offers opportunities for school groups to explore many areas across the curriculum.

As part of the Heritage Lottery funded Lincoln Cathedral Connected project, a brand new Learning Centre is due to open in 2020. This will result in greater capacity and a much wider range of opportunities for school visits.

Working towards this new venture, school visits to Lincoln Cathedral are changing this year. We are now able to offer a wider range of experiences and activities, making a visit more relevant than ever.

As well as our Church Schools Festivals, we are introducing Cathedral ‘Wow’ Days which are available to book by contacting the Education Team. Throughout the school year we offer guided tours. Some of the new guided tours are interactive, with props and dressing-up and there are additional subject-related craft activities that you can add to your school visit.

This is a time of opportunity and we would welcome your ideas and views of what you would like to see and do on a school visit. Please contact Sally Bleasdale on 01522 537668 or email

Facilities and advice for your visit

Toilets, including facilities for the disabled are located off the south walk of the Cloister.

Bags / lunchboxes must be kept with parties at all times, unless the storage facility in the Cathedral Centre has been booked (see the Booking Form).

At the end of your tour, please remember to visit the Cathedral Shop which has lots of pocket-money priced items for children to purchase. Please visit in small groups of no more than 20.

Remember that the Cathedral can be cold, even in summer!


If you would like to book please contact our Visitors Services Team.  If you would like to discuss a visit in detail please contact Sally Bleasdale on