Who would imagine that a world-class heritage site and important church like Lincoln Cathedral would be covered in graffiti? And yet a recent Historic Graffiti Survey revealed almost 3,000 marks in the ground floor areas alone!
From cavemen to Banksy, throughout history it seems the few people can resist the urge to leave their mark on a wall or building, and Lincoln Cathedral is no exception. From the floor to the top of the tower there are hundreds of examples of medieval graffiti.
Join us on our Medieval Graffiti Tour to gain an insight into the hopes, fears and beliefs of the ordinary people who have gone before us and found it necessary to leave their mark as inscriptions on the fabric of this magnificent building.
The tours take place at 1.45pm every Wednesday.
Each tour will last approximately 90 minutes and cost £7.50 per person in addition to the general admission fee.
Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the tour start time, and pay admission at our welcome desk and receive your tour information.
Places are limited on each tour so it is recommended that you book in advance to guarantee a place.
Please note that tours may be cancelled at the Cathedral’s discretion.