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 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 cross-curricular 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 guided and self-guided tours, from September 2019 we are offering three workshops that include guided tours and hands on activities. Please contact to discuss this option.

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 Education Manager, 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 and lunchboxes may currently be stored in the Cathedral, previously arranged and at certain times only

When the weather isn’t suitable for a picnic outdoors, an indoor space will be made available for your group to eat lunch in most circumstances.

The Cathedral shop has lots of pocket-money priced items for children to purchase. Please visit in small groups of no more than 20. If you don’t have time to do this, pre-booked Goody Bags are available on request. Please contact Sam on

Remember that the Cathedral can be cold, even in summer, we recommend warm clothing and sensible shoes.


If you would like to book please contact the education team on 01522 537668 between 8am and 4.30pm.

If you would like to discuss a visit in detail please contact Sally Bleasdale on