Next Thursday (27th August), Cathedral Archaeologist Philip Dixon and Croft, the contractors for the Chapter House Works, have set aside a day 10am-4pm to accompany groups into the Chapter House to view the work so far and to discuss what has been found as the floor is lifted. As this is a restricted site at the moment it’s a unique and exciting opportunity to speak to those directly working on the project and to see for yourself the work in progress.


Due to social distancing and health and safety measures, each tour can accommodate up to 6 people only and it is hoped that 5 tours can run over the day in 1 hour slots. As places are limited, you must book in advance.

Face coverings will need to be worn unless there is a medical reason why this is not possible and strong shoes or boots must be worn. The ground in the Chapter House is uneven and it is accessed via a temporary ramp. You will meet at the builders’ yard by Trebeck Hall for health and safety briefing and to sign in.


If you’d like to participate, please contact Philip Dixon as soon as possible by email: stating your name and whether you would prefer an afternoon or morning slot. You can also leave your contact information with the vergers who will pass it on to Philip, but email is quicker and easier.

He will confirm your time and give further instructions as needed by email.


After the event, we will ask you to complete an evaluation form in order to give feedback to the Heritage Fund. It would be helpful if you would complete these and will help in the planning of another later in the year.